Hate In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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“For never was a story of more woe / Than this of Juliet and her Romeo” (5.39-310). As the last line of the famous Shakespearean play, Romeo and Juliet suggests, a very eventful plot took place. From the moment Romeo laid eyes on Juliet, he knew he was in love, and when he realized she felt the same way,-although Juliet was to have an arranged marriage with Paris-, they decide to get married without her parents knowledge or approval. The story is filled with hatred as the two are from opposing families; Romeo being a Montague, and Juliet a Capulet. After bad luck and fate takes its course, Romeo does not receive and important letter, leaving him and Juliet lying dead beside one another in a graveyard, bringing the two families together at once. …show more content…
After meeting Romeo, Juliet tells the Nurse, “My only love sprung from my only hate! / Too early seen unknown, and known too late! / Prodigious birth of love it is to me / That I must love a loathed enemy.” (1.5.38-41) Later that night, when Romeo stays back to see Juliet again, the two discuss the families they came from and the challenges they will face, as Romeo exclaims, “My name, dear saint, is hateful to myself / Because it is an enemy to thee; / Had I written, I would tear the word.” (2.2.55-57). If they could fall out of love with each other, and choose to love another person, they would in order to avoid the obstacles, but they were unable to do so proving they were destined to love each other. Both Romeo and Juliet realize they are in love with an enemy they are destined to hate, yet their intense passion leads them down a winding road called fate, with an unpredictable …show more content…
Tragically, Romeo did not receive a very important letter explaining the circumstances of Juliet’s so called death. Balthasar brings Romeo news that “[Juliet’s] body sleeps in Capels’ monument, / And her immortal part with angels lives” (5.1.18-19) so Romeo is sent into a panic before he can receive the letter regarding where he is to meet her when she awakens. Possibly the most famous line from the play, “Eyes, look your last! / Arms, take your last embrace! And, lips, O you / The doors of breath, seal with a righteous kiss” (5.3.112-114) truly shows the depth of the inseparable love Romeo felt, bonding him to Juliet. Seeing Romeo dead, Juliet decides she would rather dies than live in a world where he does not exist again due to her great love, so she takes his dagger and stabs herself in the chest. The poor timing of Balthasar coming to bring news to Romeo means he is unable to receive the letter forcing lives to be taken. Romeo did not intentionally not read the letter, just as Juliet did not want to die, both occasions were due to the same factor,

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