The Importance Of Communication In Romeo And Juliet

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Water, food and shelter are some essential things that humans need to live. Without these things we wouldn’t be able to live for very long because they are basic needs and something that keeps us functioning and alive just like communication for society and its people in Romeo and Juliet. No matter where in the play whether it be in the starting, middle or end, when there was a failure in communication someone died because in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet love did not fail, communication did.

Before the Capulet’s party Romeo was head over heels for Rosaline but after he meets Juliet everything changes. Romeo only has eyes for Juliet and cannot get enough of her. No one knows that Romeo and Juliet love each other except for Romeo, Juliet,
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In Juliet’s case some people think that she is debating about getting married to Paris. Although presented with many options Romeo and Juliet both fail to communicate their love for one and other to others before something terrible were too happen like a fight between the two families. Romeo may have the best opportunity to tell his friends of his new found love when they make fun of him about where he was after the Capulet party. Mercutio and Benvolio make remarks about where he was Romeo tells them “pardon, good Mercutio, my business was great, and in such a case as mine a man may strain courtesy”(II,iv,49-50) implying that he had a great time with a girl. Mercutio and Benvolio both think this is about Rosaline and Romeo makes no attempt to let them know it’s about Juliet. Not too long after this Tybalt challenges Romeo to a brawl but because Romeo has just gotten married to Juliet, Romeo declines because “Tybalt, the reason that I love thee doth much excuse the appertaining rage to such a greeting. Villain am I none; therefore farewell, I …show more content…
He falls in love with someone he is supposed to hate, he gets caught in a fight and ends up killing someone he considers family and then because of that he gets banished. Where he is banished to is far away from where his true love is. Romeo is not a part of the planning for him and Juliet to be together so he has no idea what is happening even though Friar Lawrence sent a letter. Although the letter was sent Friar Lawrence won’t get Romeo’s reply because “suspecting that we both were in a house where the infectious pestilence did reign, Seal’d up the doors, and would not let us forth, so that my speed to Mantua there was stay’d…I could not send it-here it is again-”(V,ii,9-14). Romeo never received the letter telling him the plan to fake Juliet’s death, so Romeo didn’t know the truth. Balthasar a friend of Romeo has seen Juliet’s dead body and rushes off to go find Romeo and he tells Romeo that “her body sleeps in Capels’ monument, and her immortal part with angels lives. I saw her laid low in her kindred’s vault”(V,i, 18-19). Once Romeo hears the news about Juliet he wastes no time getting to her. Through all this havoc Romeo doesn’t take a second to stop and think if what he has heard is true. Throughout this whole play, Romeo has trusted Friar Lawrence with a lot but in a moment like this Romeo completely forgets about the Friar. Romeo could have gone to the Friar for some advice on how to handle the situation and there he

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