Romeo and Juliet Essay, Leading Causes of Death

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Talha Salman Mrs. Cruz-Walsh English 2B 24 March 2012 The Loss of Two Two lovers bound together by their ill-fated love, unknowingly lead themselves to their deaths. William Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, is a play about Romeo and Juliet and their short-lived love. Fueled by a family grudge the Capulet and Montague households could never see “eye to eye”. With only one man supporting them, the couple secretly loved, until they were ripped apart and eventually lost their lives. The demise of Romeo and Juliet was caused by their youth and inexperience, interference by adults, and most of all by fate and chance. The youth and inexperience of both Romeo and Juliet became a factor in their deaths. One of the most common mistakes made by Romeo and who he fell in love with. At the start of the play he was in love with another young Capulet women, Rosaline, then fell in love with Juliet. As said by Friar Lawrence on his love, “Is Rosaline, whom thou didst love so dear, So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes,” (II. Iii. 66-68.). As said by Friar, it was a poor choice on Romeo's part to love Capulets as they are of the opposing family. Arguably the greatest mistake made by the couple was getting married as quickly as they did. “Tomorrow will I send,”(II. ii. 155.) as said by Juliet. In this quote Juliet tells Romeo she will send a messenger to Romeo to set the time of their marriage. After knowing each other for one day they married, but if they had waited to get to know each other and solved other issues they would not have died. In addition to the other mistakes, Romeo's youthfulness led him to slay Tybalt, the cousin of Juliet. As explained by Benvolio, “Tybalt, here slain, whom Romeo's hand did slay.” (III. i. 154.). Romeo had little control over his vengeful feelings after the death of Mercutio and
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