"For Never Was a Story of More Woe" Romeo and Juliet Essay

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“For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” – What do you think of this estimate of the play’s events? Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” is indeed a woeful tale of two young lovers, whose love was destined for destruction as it proclaims in the last line of the play. Shakespeare explores the theme of love in his tragedy-drama play “Romeo and Juliet” and the different issues that arise. The issues which prevent Romeo and Juliet from loving each other and subsequently lead to their woeful death include – the eternal feud between the two families which proves to push them to their death, indecisive and superficial advice given from pre-trustworthy sources and ultimately, fate, which holds the most powerful influence over Romeo and Juliet’s destiny. The endless feuding between the two families is a major aspect that contributed to the lover’s tragedy. Romeo and Juliet are unable to be in love because of their family’s non-acceptance of their love and hatred for each other’s family. This is a crucial for many years, “from ancient grudge break to new mutiny”, without cause or even logic, as it suggests in the prologue “where civil blood makes civil hands unclean… two households both alike in dignity”. The family’s feud is displayed further with the e Verona’s ancient citizens cast by their grave beseeming ornaments, to weird old partisans, in hands as old canker’d with peace to part your canker’d hate.” – the prince is asking the families to resolve their conflict and remarks on how old it is that it is without cause and relevance to the current generation. Because of the families non-acceptance from an out-dated feud it results in the death of Romeo and Juliet, as it proclaims in the prologue “from forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life”. The events and prejudices surrounding their situation

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