The Causes Of Tragedy In Romeo And Juliet By William Shakespeare

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A Shakespearean tragedy of a drama or literature is where a noble protagonist, who is flawed in some way, has been placed in a stressful situation and ends with a fatal conclusion. In the play and movie, Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, this specific type of tragedy was portrayed clearly throughout the story. Although, the story leads up to create one major tragedy, there are also several tragedies which lead up to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Even though the play was created in the 16th century, there are many concepts that contributed to the tragedy such as love and hate, occur in today’s society where groups of people still hate each other for many reasons – race, religion etc. and the context between the Elizabethan audience …show more content…
After Romeo and Juliet’s death, the sorrow started for the Capulets and Montagues especially when the Prince Escalus says, “A glooming peace this morning with it brings; the sun, for sorrow, will not show his head.” This is acknowledging that the conflict between the Montagues and Capulets caused the death of Romeo and Juliet. The conflict also caused the death of Lady Montague as she grieving over the death of her son, Romeo. Romeo and Juliet 's death allowed the two families to understand not only did they cause the death of Romeo and Juliet, the Montagues and Capulets also caused the death of Mercutio, Paris, and Tybalt. Romeo is Montague 's only child, and Juliet is Capulet 's only child, as they realized this and that they caused many deaths, they decided to remove the conflict between the two families. To ensure this conflict was resolved, they built a gold statue of Romeo and Juliet that showed their love between each other. Therefore, the personification in the play created the tragedy, however, the tragedy of their love also ended the conflict between the two …show more content…
Their power of love is the play’s most important theme as the play is based on their love. The love between Romeo and Juliet described in many terms whether in death or happiness. Their passionate love supersedes the conflict between their families and has not caused them to forget their love for each other. Romeo and Juliet does not include their family’s tradition, however, this portrays their passion of being in love, overpowering force that supersedes several other values, loyalties, and emotions. “O my love, my wife, death, that hath suck 'd the honey of thy breath, Hath had no power yet upon thy beauty.” This identifies their love through the belief that Juliet is dead leading up to Romeo’s death. Consequently, their love is powerful and this idea of the power of love is major theme in the play that contributes to the

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