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Consequences Of Romeo And Juliet

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When somebody a person loves dies, sadness can engulf that person, clouding their judgement and causing them to do something bad to themselves or another person. This is what Juliet felt when she woke up next to her dead husband. Her judgement became clouded from her sadness and she killed herself to be with him. This horrible tragedy could have been prevented if Friar Lawrence had made better decisions regarding Romeo and Juliet's conflicted marriage. At the beginning of the play you figure out that there are two families, the Capulets and the Montagues. The Capulets and Montagues have a feud against each other, sometimes resulting in fights and possible death. After Romeo and Juliet had their star-crossed lovers moment, Romeo went to Friar Lawrence to tell him he and Juliet are getting married. At first Friar Lawrence suggests marrying Juliet isn’t a good idea because just a day before, Romeo was in love with Rosaline. The Friar says “Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! Is Rosaline, whom thou didst love so dear, So soon forsaken? Young men's love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes. Jesu Maria, what a deal of brine hath washed thy sallow cheeks for Rosaline! How much salt water thrown away in waste to season love, that of it doth not taste! The sun not yet thy sighs from heaven clears, thy old groans ring yet in my ancient ears. Lo, here upon thy cheek the stain doth sit of an old tear that is not washed off yet.” After Romeo tries convincing
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