Examples Of Killers In Romeo And Juliet

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What is a killer? A killer is usually pictured as a man silhouetted against a streetlight, someone dangerous and murderous, and several famous cases of these “killers” can be found throughout history: The Acid Bath Murderer, The Axeman of New Jersey, Jack the Ripper, etc. But can a killer only be described as a person? Or are there other “killers”? The answer can be found, just by taking a moment to think of Romeo and Juliet, where love, feuds, and a bit of hurt pride may also be turned into killers. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo Montague is a young boy, no older than 15. Throughout the story, we discover his family has a feud with the Capulets, a family of equal status. What for, is unknown. This feud separated Romeo and Juliet. It made their true love become forbidden. Therefore, it…show more content…
He saw Juliet’s ‘corpse’ and therefore ran to Romeo to tell him the news. The news of Juliet’s death was devastating, and he could not find a reason to live without her. “Then she is well, and nothing can be ill. Her body sleeps in Capels' monument, and her immortal part with angels lives. I saw her laid low in her kindred’s vault and presently took post to tell it you. O, pardon me for bringing these ill news, since you did leave it for my office, sir.” (Balthasar 5.1.17-23) Balthasar was the bringer of ill news, and he had the option not to tell Romeo, yet he did. Another cause of Romeo’s demise had to be himself. He did not think rationally of outcomes that varied from his death. He thought only of being with Juliet, and, had he not drank the poison, he would have lived to see Juliet once more. “Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight. Let’s see for means. O mischief, thou art swift to enter in the thoughts of desperate men!” (Romeo 5.1.36-38) The ultimate cause of Romeo’s death was true love. It speed into the veins of the two lovers, and their demise was the result of the feeling that they may not be able to be
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