Selfishness Can Lead to Tragic Results

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Selfishness Can Lead to Tragic Results Multiple actions of lying and deception can lead to horrific consequences changing the lives of family, friends, and one true love. In the play, “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, two teenagers meet each other and instantly fall in love. Their families not only don’t get along, but actually loathe each other. The boy, Romeo, is a Montague and the girl, Juliet, is a Capulet. Throughout the play they try everything they possibly can to be together. Romeo ends up being banished from the town the two lovers live in because he killed a man named Tybalt. This causes Juliet to become upset and take actions that lead to life alerting events. She ends up faking her death causing Romeo to kill himself, which leads Juliet to taking her own life. In the end, the two lovers are no more. Who is to blame for the two teenagers tragic ending? Juliet’s selfish actions brought about the unnecessary death of Romeo and herself. Juliet’s decision to not tell her parents about her grief regarding Romeo escalates the potential for disaster. Juliet and Lady Capulet have a conversation right after Romeo and Juliet say goodbye because Romeo is banished. Lady Capulet walks into her bedroom seeing Juliet crying. Her mother thinks it’s about her cousin Tybalt’s death. Lady Capulet preaches how the town should punish Romeo. Instead of Juliet telling Lady Capulet her real feelings about how she is not upset about Tybalt, she contributes to the idea of Romeo
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