Scapegoats In Romeo And Juliet

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“The search for the scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions.” These words spoken by Dwight D. Eisenhower apply to “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.” In this situation, a young man and woman commit suicide in the name of love, since the stars will not allow them to be together. Multiple scapegoats lie in this story of the tragic deaths: the fault of the families for not allowing the two to marry, the fault of Friar Lawrence for marrying Romeo and Juliet and giving them the materials to kill themselves, or the stupidity of youth. Fate brought Romeo and Juliet together, even when the stars tried to keep them apart. The belief of the greater power that guides the lives of men known as fate plays a large role in Romeo and Juliet.

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