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Romeo and Juliet - the Tragedies of the Story

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 03:10 AM
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In Shakespeare plays, a tragedy is identified as a story that ends unhappily due to the fall/death of the protagonist (Male Lead Character). If you read this story, you can definitely tell just how much of a tragedy it is. If you pay close attention to the plot this play has very many tragedies in it. As we discussed…a death alone is not a tragedy. But never the less Romeo’s death was one, You ask why… because he didn’t need to die. His death could have been easily prevented. He was so young, and in love, I pity his character, as well as Juliet.   So many things contributed to his untimely death, and many of those things were a tragedy in themselves. Take the Feud for example… here we have two very large families constantly fighting back and forth for some unknown reason to the reader. Their fights lead to the families getting in trouble by the prince (which is a slight tragedy) and the fact that they were fighting was the cause of all the deaths in this story. IT COULD HAVE ALL BEEN PREVENTED! If only both the Capulet and the Montague families would have just swallowed their pride. * Sigh * back to where I was… It was a tragedy that Mercutio had to die which I believe was an accident. I think that Tybalt thought he has injured Mercutio… not bad enough to kill him. Tragic that Romeo married Juliet and entered her family, which he killed his new cousin Tybalt. Tragic that the prince felt Romeo had to die for killing Tybalt…who kill Mercutio. Tragic that Friar Lawrence even agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet in a way. Tragic that Juliet has to marry Paris. Tragic that Romeo was exiled. Tragic that the Friar’s messenger failed to reach Romeo in time to deliver the message that his love was not dead. Tragic filled story that will truly be a classic for all time.


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    • Dec 30, 2004 - Evaluator: (Ricanboy68a)
    • This is too short there is no way i can use this