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Essay On The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet

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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

What would happen if two star crossed lovers dared to go against their parents’ wishes? What price would they have to pay? The creator of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is the one and only William Shakespeare. In this play the main characters are Romeo, Juliet, Mercutio, Tybalt, Friar Lawrence, Nurse, Benvolio, Lady Capulet, Paris, and Escalus (prince of Verona). The play is about two people that want to be together but can’t because their families are enemies.
Lord Capulet has the biggest part in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Lord Capulet in an argument with his daughter Juliet, says that he wants her to marry Paris. (3.5.160-168) “Hang thee young baggage, disobedient wretch!/ I tell thee what - get thee to church a Thursday/ Or never after look me in the face./ Speak not, reply not, do not answer me./ My fingers itch. Wife, we scarce thought us blest/ That God had lent us but
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In this next quote Friar Lawrence is telling Romeo that he changes his mind to fast but, the marriage could be a good idea to make peace between the families. (2.3.77-82) “Hath washed thy sallow cheeks for Rosaline!/ How much salt water thrown away in waste,/ To season of love, that of it doth not taste!/ The sun not yet thy sighs from heaven clears,/ Thy old groans yet ring in mine ancient ears;/ Lo, here upon thy cheek the stain doth sit/ Of an old tear that is not washed off yet./ If e’er thou wast thyself, and these woes thine,/ Thou and these woes were all for Rosaline./ And art thou changed? Pronounce this sentence, then:/ Women may fall, when there’s no strength in men.” In the quote Friar Lawrence is telling Romeo he is moving too fast, but the marriage could make peace between the families. But after everything the friar did, there is still someone else to
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