Theme Of Criminal Justice In Romeo And Juliet

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In the criminal justice system, criminally based offenses are considered especially heinous. In Verona Italy, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Verona Unit. The darkest story to have come out of Verona, as recently as the 1400’s, is the story of Romeo and Juliet, credited by the mastermind of literary time William Shakespeare. As of suddenly, new evidence has sprouted from the Unit of the infamous death of Juliet Capulet, a thirteen-year-old girl who secretly married a boy named Romeo Montague—a member of Juliet’s enemy family. Research shows Juliet’s compliancy, level-headed strength, and romantic wittiness were key factors of her personality, but this only allowed …show more content…
Back in the early days of Verona, Capulets and Montagues hated each other down to the bone due to an unknown reason. As the story of Romeo and Juliet continues and they finally figure out who one another is, everyone, especially Romeo and Juliet, began to realize how pointless this feud came out to be. To quote Juliet, “The only man I love is the son of the only man I hate!” (1.5.153). The feud was the reason for everything collapsing in on each other—a domino effect. One event, say Romeo having to stay secretive talking to Juliet at the Capulet Castle, caused every other event to happen after, like the marriage the next day at Friar Lawrence’s cell. Tybalt, a member of the Capulet family, was the symbol of hate between these families, which inevitably caused Mercutio and Tybalt’s own death. Even after Romeo and Juliet are dead, Prince Escalus summoned the Lords of the families by saying, “Where be these enemies?—Capulet, Montague,/ See what a scourge is laid upon your hate,/ That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love,” (5.3.301-303) The family feud was the spark of every bad event happening within this tragic story, and for Juliet, she had to hide her life from it. When keeping something a secret as big as being married to someone her family would hate, this took a toll on how she lived, and had to face the end to …show more content…
Realizing Friar Lawrence’s plan has gone wrong when she wakes up at the tomb, her love is dead, and everyone else thinks she’s dead too. Shakespeare used Juliet’s character to stand for two important morals. One, your life isn’t determined by people, but the people who stay help you find the meaning of it. The Nurse and Romeo are prime examples to this. The Nurse has been there for all her life, up until the betrayal, and though I still believe their love maybe not true, Juliet believed that once she saw Romeo, he was the one. Her entire perspective to love and to be married changed seeing him and changed her life, ultimately leading to her death. Secondly, treat a kid as though they’re already the person they’re capable of becoming. Lord and Lady Capulet, in my opinion, are the examples of parents I just wanna slap in the face. Wanting your kid to do something or die isn’t being a parent; it’s being a murder. In conclusion, Juliet, as a character, was Shakespeare’s way to show a beautiful yet helpless girl who took her own life from misunderstood love. Her loneliness leaves none other than her for her own death, and the people who left her with no other choice than besides that

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