Romeo and Juliet - Love and Hate

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SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO AND JULIET HAS MUCH TO DO WITH HATE BUT MORE TO DO WITH LOVE, HOW DO THESE EMOTIONS AFFECT THE OUTCOME OF THE PLAY??? Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet has much to do with hate but more to do with love and these emotions greatly affect the outcome of the play. The hatred of the feuding families, the rushed love between Romeo and Juliet and the desperateness of that love all played a role in the uniting of the two families and the tragic death of Juliet and her Romeo. The events that unfold are greatly influenced by the hatred the Montague and Capulet families have for one another therefore the death of Romeo and Juliet is in some ways a result of this hatred. Shakespeare presents the feud between the two families as unnecessary, wasteful and it is the cause of death for many characters but without this hatred the final uniting of the two families could no have been possible. The fight is seen to be “a plague o’ both [the] houses…[and] they have made worms’ meat of”(A3, S1, L107-109) many of the characters. The Montague and Capulet’s hatred also affected the play’s final outcome because of the consequence behind their hateful actions. The grief that comes with loss, Romeo’s banishment and other events that take place all present the fact that “all are punished” (A5, S3, L294) for the violence. The hatred between the Montagues and Capulets also led to their love being forbidden, if the two families were not enemies than the death of Romeo and Juliet would never have taken place but in the end their death ultimately brought the families together. “Doth with their death bury their parents strife. …and the continuance of their parents’ rage, which, but their children’s end, nought could remove.”(Prologue, L8-11). The rushed love of Romeo and Juliet also contributes to their very tragic death. Romeo and Juliet are so rushed in their
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