Similarities and Differences Between Romeo and Juliet and Lord of the Flies

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1. How does civilization breakdown as time passes in RJ and LOTF? • Montague and Capulet families have been bitter enemies for generations. • Bitter hate even extend to the families’ servants who open the play fighting in the streets. • Arguments end up in fights resulting in murder, followed by revenge and more murder – Tybalt kills Mercutio, Romeo kills Tybalt despite knowing that Tybalt is his new wife’s cousin. • Juliet finds out that Romeo kills her cousin, but tolerates it. • Juliet would rather die than marry Paris • Romeo kills Paris • Double Suicides – First Romeo, then Juliet after she wakes up • No Parents are around for maturity and authority after the children arrive at the island • Jack goes from hesitating to kill a pig…show more content…
His gang grows more violent as they hunt more • When Simon was coming back after his illusions with the “Lord of the Flies”, he is viciously attacked for being mistaken as the “beast” and is killed as a result • At the end of the novel, Ralph was being hunted and was to be killed by Jack’s gang 5. Justice is weaker than hate in RJ and LOTF • Because of the public feud between the two families, Romeo and Juliet has to keep their love and marriage secret • Tybalt’s murder by Romeo is tolerated by Juliet • Both lovers committed suicide for each other • Ralph wanted to build more shelters and signal fires, but Jack disagreed and wanted to hunt • Ralph, Piggy, and Simon wanted peace and cooperation, but Jack and his gang wanted violence • Piggy and Simon died tragically, and Ralph was about to be killed as well 6. The quest for a good society is lost in RJ and LOTF • Montague and Capulet families have been bitter enemies for generations. • Families hate for one another even extended down to their servants and their friends. • Each lovers’ parents were bitter and unforgiving which they did not hide from their children. • Murder, Revenge, more murder, and suicide developed • It finally took the deaths of their children to get the Montagues and Capulets to stop fighting. This is a great cost. • Without parents, which means no

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