Romeo & Juliet Would Not Have Died If...

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Romeo and Juliet Essay: Free Will Romeo and Juliet would not have died if it were not for three reasons. First, if their families did not have a long lasting feud that did not show any signs of ending. Secondly, if Romeo and Juliet had never made the decision to marry their subsequent deaths could have been avoided. My final reason is if they had not decided to keep their relationship so secretive. I believe that the tragic events that occurred to Romeo and Juliet was the result of free will. First of all, Romeo and Juliet would not have died if their families did not have a feud. The feud caused lots of unnecessary fights that could have easily been prevented. One of the families could have made the decision to something about it and put a stop to it. If there was no feud, Romeo and Juliet would have been allowed to be together and fall in love. Secondly, Romeo and Juliet chose to get married even though they didn’t know each other for very long. This is an example of free will. By choosing to get married they knew that it went against their parents’ wishes, thus causing many problems which led to their premature deaths. They rushed into marriage without thinking of the consequences. Romeo and Juliet begged Friar Lawrence to marry them immediately even though they barely knew each other. They decided to pursue their passions for each other. Amen, amen! but come what sorrow can, It cannot countervail the exchange of joy That one short minute gives me in her sight: Do thou but close our hands with holy words, Then love-devouring death do what he dare; It is enough I may but call her mine. -Romeo (2.6.1) They knew that they were not supposed to get married, and that by doing so, it would cause nothing but problems. Yet they still chose to marry. Lastly, Romeo and Juliet decided to keep their
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