Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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“A glooming peace this morning with it brings. The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head. Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things. Some shall be pardon’d and some punished, for never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo” (Act V Scene III of William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet). That is what the Prince decrees at the end of the play, he is speaking of the love Romeo and Juliet had for one another. The prince believes that the reason they killed themselves is because they loved each other so much that they killed themselves because of their family feud and that it was forbidden love. However, that was not the whole truth and someone knew the entire truth, but didn’t say a word, he knew that if he said anything it would jeopardize him and his life because the punishment for what Friar Laurence had done was unthinkable, maybe he’d become a prisoner, have him killed, or perhaps have him stripped of his priestly duties and banished from the city of Verona. So it is evident he would not tell the truth about what he had in fact done and no one would ever know since the only other people that knew of the crime Friar Laurence committed were Romeo and Juliet and they were both dead. In the beginning of the story, Romeo falls in love with Juliet and everything becomes a mess extremely soon after. “Then plainly know my heart’s dear love is set on the fair daughter of rich Capulet. As mine on hers, so hers is set on mine, and all combined, save

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