Romeo And Juliet Consequences

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Imagine how different the plot would have been in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet if there was no hatred between the Capulets and Montagues. Unfortunately, the young lovers reside in a society made hostile by the “ancient grudge” between their parents. Capulet and Montague are clearly responsible for the various deaths in the play. Risky actions, the confidential marriage and the brawls were all caused because of the feud between Capulet and Montague. In the play, Friar Lawrence made a risky action by marrying Romeo and Juliet. This was a dangerous action because the families had a lot of trust in him as a priest, there was not parental approval in the marriage, Romeo and Juliet are supposed to be enemies and Juliet was already matched …show more content…
They knew their families would have maybe beat, sent away or even killed them for crossing the boundaries. There was no parental approval in their marriage so if they ever found out, they were afraid they could have faced consequences; no child would tell their parents something they know they would get in trouble for. In the prologue of act two it says “Being held a foe, he may not have access/ To breathe such vows as lovers use to swear, /And she as much in love, her means less/ To meet her new beloved anywhere…” (2.P.9-12). The prologue explains that Romeo and Juliet’s marriage will not be easy to get around with because they are supposed to be enemies and Juliet has even less opportunity to meet Romeo because she is a female with less freedom. This secret marriage is Capulet and Montague’s fault because if they were not enemies, Romeo and Juliet would have not been so afraid in asking for their permission in the marriage. At that moment, if they did ask, the parents would probably have done all they could to keep the two separated. In addition, if Capulet and Montague were not enemies, they probably would have not had such a big problem in accepting Romeo and Juliet’s marriage; they are both rich, high class, from the same country and Romeo is a well behaved gentleman. Capulet seems to think Romeo is a good boy because he says “He bears him like a partly gentleman…Verona brags of him to be a virtuous and well governed youth” (1.5.66-68). At this scene, Tybalt alerts Capulet about Romeos undesired presence at his party but Capulet refuses to send Romeo out of the house even though he is a Montague (enemy). Capulet describes Romeo as a dignified gentleman and that he has a good reputation across Verona. Romeo and Juliet could have had a chance of a smooth marriage if their fathers did not dislike each

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