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Family Feud in the Story "Romeo and Juliet"

  • Date Submitted: 04/23/2012 12:00 PM
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The play 'Romeo and Juliet' was written by a well-known person called Shakespeare in 1595. In the play Shakespeare has dramatically presented the tragic story of two family's enemies. The whole play revolves around the two major themes of the play which are love and hate. Both themes have an astonishing effect on the play. If we put these two themes together it develops in to a tragedy just like it does in the play as Shakespeare shows this in an amazing way in this play. We know that this play is going to be a tragic play right from the beginning as it says in the prologue that the madness between the two families would end with a tragedy. The story takes place in a city called Verona, where there are two respectful houses which are the Montagues and the Capulets and these two families have been at war with each other for many years. The son of Montague is Romeo and he is deeply in love with Rosaline. As a "cure" for his love, his friend, Benvolio, suggests that he should go in disguise to a party in lord Capulet's house. Romeo arrives at the party, where he meets Juliet, the daughter of Capulet they both fall in love immediately as if it was magic. Only after the party they discover that they are from rival houses. Romeo expresses his love to Juliet and they marry each other the very next day, secretly. Tybalt is enraged by Romeo's unwanted "visit" and he swears revenge. When he sees Romeo again he insults Romeo and kills Mercutio, another Montague. Romeo kill's Tybalt for killing Mercutio and as a punishment he is told to leave Verona and never return again. The Friar has a plan to reunite Romeo and Juliet, who she is supposed to marry Paris by her fathers demand. The friar makes a potion that will cause Juliet a temporary death-alike situation, and she will not have to marry Paris. Juliet agrees as she drinks the potion and apparently dies, and the Friar sends a messenger to inform Romeo, but the messenger fails to reach Romeo and instead a friend of Romeo...


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