Mistakes In Romeo And Juliet

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Young love is a beautiful thing until a mistake makes it lethal. Romeo and Juliet was written by William Shakespeare. In the play two feuding families, the Capulets and the Montagues, live in the city of Verona, Italy. The only daughter of Capulet and the only son of Montague fell in love at a party. They knew they couldn’t be together after they found out who their parents were. The two took steps to get around their family name that ultimately lead to their deaths. Romeo and Juliet made several mistakes leading to their deaths such as hiding their marriage, Romeo engaging in fights, and Juliet taking a sleeping potion. One mistake both Romeo and Juliet made was hiding their marriage. Lord Capulet wanted Juliet to marry Paris, but she couldn’t since she already married Romeo. Lord Capulet did not give Juliet a choice. He told her she had to marry Paris. Juliet tried to tell him she didn’t want to, but he did not …show more content…
Tybalt wanted to fight Romeo after he saw him talking to Juliet at the Capulet’s party. At first, Romeo did not want to fight. He told Tybalt that he loved the Capulet name. This made Mercutio mad, and Mercutio faught Tybalt because of it. After Romeo got in the middle of the fight and Mercutio was killed, he decided to fight Tybalt for revenge. When the Prince came and saw what happened, he banished Romeo. Banishment was worse than death to Romeo, and he made it clear when he said “Ha, banishment? Be merciful, say ‘Death’;/ For exile hath more terror in his look,/ Much more than death. Do not say ‘banishment’” (3.3.12-14). Romeo thought banishment was the worst that could happen because he couldn’t see Juliet. Nurse told Romeo that Juliet was upset, and Romeo felt guilty. He wanted to kill himself right there. If Romeo did not engage in the fight, then he would not have been banished, and Juliet would not have been so upset. Since It made a bigger problem, it was a mistake for Romeo to fight

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