Analytical Essay Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Analytical Essay The United States is a battleground for the American people to fight for their freedoms. However, when the American people fight for their freedoms, they often inadvertently ruin their chances at gaining freedom. In fact, a person’s desire gain freedom will lead to his demise. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet fight for their freedom to be with each other and in the process, they In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo attempts to protect his right to a good name, and in the process deprives himself of other freedoms. Act three opens in the town square with an argument between Tybalt and Romeo. Tybalt is attempting to fight Romeo because Romeo went to the Capulet’s ball and fell in love with Juliet. Romeo begins to enter a physical altercation in order to defend his good name, during which he slays Tybalt. The Prince arrives at the commotion and upon seeing Tybalt murdered, he banishes Romeo from Verona and warns, “Let Romeo hence in haste, else when he is found, that hour is his last (3.1.196).” Romeo believes that he has the right to be respected for his actions, and Tybalt is depriving him of his right; by fighting to preserve this right, Romeo sets himself up for the death penalty. Instead however, the Prince exiles him from Verona, “Let Romeo hence in haste,” with the condition that if he does not leave, “that hour is his last,” and he will be executed. Friar Lawrence hides the distressed Romeo and begins to deliver the news of
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