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Romeo and Juliet on a Bad Luck

  • Date Submitted: 06/13/2011 08:57 AM
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Throughout the story of Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare bad decisions are made and bad luck happens. Romeo and Juliet are victims of bad luck. Bad luck is uncontrollable and even though nobody likes it, it still exists. But there are also bad decisions that are made. With all these bad decisions and unfortunate bad luck, it makes the story complete. They are also the reasons why Romeo and juliet have such a fateful outcome.

One major example of bad luck is Romeo and Juliet being born into enemy families. Romeo is a Montague who’s worst enemy is the Capulets. Juliet is a Capulet, for this means that they cannot be together. The enemies often fight each other, which was something that Romeo and Juliet could not control. Juliet says, “That I must love a loathed enemy.” (Act 1, Scene 5, Lines 140) Juliet and Romeo know they cannot be together but that doesn't stop their love for each other.
 

Firstly, the Capulets and Montagues are at odds with each other.   Members of each house and servants break into a sword fight,   clashing with each other.   Sampson says "Draw, if you be men.   Gregory, remember thy swashing blow."   (Act 1, Scene 1, Line 60).   The feuding between the two families motivates Sampson to challenge the Capulets.   Another example of how the two houses despise each other is what Romeo and his friends have to do to get into the Capulet feast.   So they will not be recognized, Romeo, Mercutio, and Benvolio wear comic masks to hide their faces.   Mercutio says, "Give me a case to put my visage in"   (Act 1, Scene 4, Line 29).   They do not want to be recognized because of the hatred between the two houses.   Also, Romeo and Juliet are not supposed to be in love: "My only love sprung from my only hate! / Too early seen unknown, and known too late! / Prodigious birth of love it is to me, / That I must love a loathed enemy." says Juliet (Act 1, Scene 5, Lines 137-140).   They are not supposed to love each other because it just so...

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