The Caused Death In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet, a play written by William Shakespeare, are star-crossed lovers who want to love each other. In the end, it concludes that they both die by committing suicide. Romeo and Juliet are not able to be together because of the families that they live in. Juliet is a Capulet, and Romeo is a Montague. The feelings that Romeo and Juliet had for each other were feelings of true love because they killed themselves for not being able to be together, they loved each other over their own families, and Juliet attempted to accomplish a fake death to be with Romeo.
The first reason that the feelings of Romeo and Juliet had for each other were feelings of true love is that they killed themselves because they could not be together. In Act 5,
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In Act 4, Scene 1, Friar Lawrence says, “When you're in bed, take this vial, mix its contents with liquor, and drink. Then a cold, sleep inducing drug will run through your veins, and your pulse will stop. Your flesh will be cold, and you'll stop breathing. The red in your lips and your cheeks will turn pale, and your eyes will shut. It will seem like you're dead. You won't be able to move, and your body will be stiff like a corpse. You'll remain in this deathlike state for forty-two hours, and then you'll wake up as if from a pleasant sleep. Now, when the bridegroom comes to get you out of bed on Thursday morning, you'll seem dead. Then, as tradition demands, you'll be dressed up in your best clothes, put in an open coffin, and carried to the Capulet family tomb. Meanwhile, I'll send Romeo word of our plan. He'll come here, and we'll keep a watch for when you wake up. That night, Romeo will take you away to Mantua.” This proves that Friar Lawrence is trying to help Juliet be with Romeo. Juliet would do anything to be with Romeo, and taking the vial was risky but she did it anyway to be with Romeo who is her true love. In Act 4, Scene 1, Juliet says, “Oh friendly friar! Where is my husband? I remember very well where I should be, and here I am. Where is my Romeo?….Go, get out of here. I'm not going anywhere. … Oh, noise? Then I'll be quick. Oh, good, a knife! My body will be your sheath, Rust inside my body and let me die.” Juliet chose to make the risky choice of taking the vial to be with Romeo. The vial did work, but then Romeo wasn’t there to rescue her, because he was dead. In conclusion, all Romeo and Juliet wanted was to be together, but because they are in feuding families, that never worked.Romeo and Juliet had feelings of true love because they committed suicide for not being able to be

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