Negative Effects Of Love In Romeo And Juliet

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“Grief is the price we pay for love”. This quote, said by Queen Elizabeth II, shows how there is no such thing as true love without sadness, troubles, and problems. In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the protagonists give up everything that they possess for love. In the end, both Romeo and Juliet kill themselves and almost all characters associated with them in any way end up dying because of them or end up in severe grief. The force of love inflicts harm and destruction on all characters that knew of the romantic relation between Romeo and Juliet and portrays itself as a negative force. In Romeo and Juliet, You can see plenty of instances of how love inflicts harm upon the characters involved. You can see the effects of love on both the Montague and Capulet sides of the feud. On the montague side, first Romeo is exiled for slaying Tybalt, a Capulet, in an inevitable fight that could not have been avoided. During the fight with Tybalt, his best friend, Mercutio, is slain by the Capulet party. After Romeo goes into exile, Lady Montague dies from severe grief as she has just had her son exiled, and Romeo ends up killing himself when he returns to Verona but thinks that Juliet is dead. On the Capulet side, we see many losses to the power of love as well. Tybalt, the cousin of Juliet, was slain by Romeo in a fight. Paris, whom was Juliet’s future husband, was also killed in a fight against Romeo. Juliet also eventually killed herself directly after Romeo

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