Star-Crossed Lovers In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed lovers who want to love each other freely, but in the end, it concludes that they both die by committing suicide. Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed lovers who can’t 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 because they couldn’t be together, they love each other over their own families, and Juliet attempted to accomplish a fake death to be together.
One reason that the feelings of Romeo and Juliet had for each other were feelings of true love is that they killed themselves because they couldn’t be together. In Act 5, scene 3, Juliet says,
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In Act 4, scene 1, Friar Lawrence says, “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 Juliet must be so in love with Romeo that if she wants to trick her families into a fake depression of being dead, that could really make her family realize how special Juliet was to them. In Act 2, scene 2, Juliet says, “O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name. Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.” This proves that Juliet must want to be a Montague or part of a different family so that Romeo can live with her, or she can live with Romeo. Juliet doesn’t want to be a Capulet anymore, nor does she want to listen to her family and parents. In conclusion, Juliet really does want to be with Romeo because she wants to refuse to be in the family that she is in, and instead, look up to the opposite …show more content…
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 would help Juliet to be with Romeo, and the same with Juliet. 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.

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