Romeo and Juliet Essay

736 Words Dec 10th, 2012 3 Pages
HATRED AND VIOLENCE BREED ONLY TRAGGEDY Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play written by William Shakespeare. “Hatred and violence breed only tragedy”, is a major theme in this play. The Montague and Capulet are two rival families. They were involved in a family feud that goes back years before anyone can remember. However, the grudge still continues, due to the fact that both families are not ready to forgive and forget the past. The families’ ongoing quarrels and feud, lead to the deaths of several characters including the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. The characters who died first in Romeo and Juliet are Mercutio and Tybalt. They were associated in each other’s deaths. Tybalt, hot-tempered cousin of Juliet, vowed to get …show more content…
She died from grief over her son’s expulsion from Verona. It was her one and only son whom she loved.
Romeo and Juliet are a pair of unfortunate teenagers in love. Love for each other and the quarrel between each other’s families, blinded them, which lead to foolish and dangerous decisions. Romeo, who was exiled to Mantua, returns to Verona when he heard the news of Juliet’s, his beloved wife’s, “death”. Romeo did not know Juliet is on a sleeping potion which is a part of Friar Laurence’s plan. Before Friar arrives at the tomb, Romeo does, and he sees Juliet “dead” . He immediately jumps to his final option: suicide, without even reconsidering or thinking. Romeo drinks the poison he brought from the apothecary and falls dead to reunite with Juliet in Heaven. Young Juliet, who went along with Friar Laurence’s plan, is in a deep sleep, thinking and hoping her Romeo would be beside her when she wakes up. But when she does, to her shock, Romeo is laying on the floor dead with the poison vial in his hand. Juliet was not willing to leave with Friar Laurence but she stayed behind with the lifeless Romeo. She tried to get a drop of poison from the vial and his lips but there was none. She turned toward her choice of resolving the problem: suicide. She stabs herself with a dagger. Both Romeo and Juliet committed suicide thinking it was the answer. Their struggle to be with each other left them dead. At the end of the play each man loses their beloved

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