Romeo and Juliet

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HATRED AND VIOLENCE BREED ONLY TRAGGEDY Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play written by William Shakespeare. “Hatred and violence breed only tragedy”, is a major theme in this play. The Montague and Capulet are two rival families. They were involved in a family feud that goes back years before anyone can remember. However, the grudge still continues, due to the fact that both families are not ready to forgive and forget the past. The families’ ongoing quarrels and feud, lead to the deaths of several characters including the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. The characters who died first in Romeo and Juliet are Mercutio and Tybalt. They were associated in each other’s deaths. Tybalt, hot-tempered cousin of Juliet, vowed to get…show more content…
It was impossible to escape the violence or at least be affected by it in some way. The family should have reconciled and forgave each other years ago. If this whole bloody feud between the Capulet and Montague have never existed, Romeo and Juliet could have happily married in peace instead of doing all that they could but finally ending up dead in Juliet’s tomb. William Shakespeare did not write Romeo and Juliet to tell a romance tale, but to emphasize the theme of destruction that is brought by violence and hatred. He just decided to get this point through with two young characters in deep

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