Why Is Bad Luck Important In Romeo And Juliet

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Most of us have had some sort of bad luck before, like putting red in with the whites, locking yourself out of the house or waking up late, and in some cases one bad thing can lead to another… and another. In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet it is proven to us how bad luck can lead to two deaths. The play tells the story of two lovers from feuding families who fight to stay together despite a series of bad luck. First Romeo is banished from Verona for killing Juliet’s cousin; secondly Romeo doesn’t receive the letter telling him Juliet is under a potion causing her to look dead which causes Romeo to kill himself, and lastly Juliet wakes up from her potion shortly after Romeo has poisoned himself resulting in Juliet’s suicide. Romeo and Juliet go through a series of unfortunate events which ultimately leads to their deaths. The bad luck starts off with Romeo killing Tybalt and getting banished from Verona. After Romeo and Juliet tie the knot a fight breaks out between the Montague’s and Tybalt Capulet. Even though Romeo is filled with love and happiness, he is set off when Tybalt kills Mercutio, so Romeo gets even by killing Tybalt. The usual punishment for murder at that time was death, but Romeo was only banished from the Verona walls. To Romeo being banished was just as bad as death if he could no longer see his Juliet. Romeo says…show more content…
Romeo was told by Balthasar that Juliet was now living with the angels, and without the letter from the Friar, Romeo did not know Juliet was in fact still alive, and miscommunication once again played a toll on Romeo and Juliet. When Romeo goes to visit Juliet at her tomb he is devastated, he can’t live life without Juliet and decides to kill himself. In his last speech he says “Ah, dear Juliet, Why art thou yet so fair? Shall I believe that unsubstantial death is
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