Effects Of Love In Romeo And Juliet

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When Love Turns to Death
Love has the ability to conquer huge obstacles, although, love can also have the opposite effect on a person and lead to great misfortune. Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, represents the effects of love on different people. Juliet, the main female character, struggles with not wanting to be in a forced relationship, and thinking that she is not ready for a relationship. On the other hand, Romeo, the main male character, is immature, which prevents him from finding true love and falls in “love” very quickly. The Capulet’s and the Montagues, two high power families, have an ancient feud that only worsens throughout time. The two families refuse to communicate and are threatened to be killed if they continue to
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The two of them immediately rush into a relationship and wish to get married the next day. Their toxic love prevents them from making smart decisions and changes their perspective. When Romeo kills Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin, Juliet continues to support Romeo. Juliet not only continues to support Romeo, but blames Tybalt, her own cousin! She says, “That villain cousin would have killed my husband” (III, II, 111). Juliet defends her love, Romeo, rather than her family member. She excuses the fact that Romeo murdered a human, let alone her own cousin. Blinded by love, Juliet defends Romeo and completely changes her perspective. Love also has the ability to cause a person to make life changing decisions. When Romeo hears of Juliet’s death, he immediately thinks of killing himself. When he sees Juliet’s ‘dead’ body, he drinks the poison that he bought, and immediately dies. Although, when Juliet awakens, and has not actually died, she sees Romeo’s dead body and ALSO wants to kill herself. She says, “...O happy dagger, this is thy sheath. There rust, and let me die” (V, III, 174). Juliet says these words as she kills herself. She willingly stabs herself because Romeo is dead. Romeo and Juliet are so lovestruck, that they are completely dependent on each other, and eventually kill themselves. Love destroyed the both of them, not only emotionally, but

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