The Love Triangle in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

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“Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.” (Barry). Like Lynda Barry said love is like a ticking time bomb just waiting for the right time to blow someone’s face off. For example, in both William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and William Goldman’s The Princess Bride there are many similarities between protagonists, antagonists, and their love. Many people are dead in these two stories now because of their harmful love. Love drives these stories and pushes people to the point of suicide.
In Romeo and Juliet the two lovebirds sadly fell to the disease of love. Romeo and Juliet were so much in love that they were both willing to die for each other. Juliet wasn’t going to marry the Count Paris so she went into a deep sleep almost similar to a coma. As a result, Romeo thought that Juliet was dead because the news did not get to Romeo so he poisoned himself next to Juliet. When Juliet arose, she found Romeo dead next to her coffin.
Much like Romeo and Juliet, The Princess Bride characters were prisoners of love. Westley and Buttercup were in great love but had to separate when Westley left for the Americas to start a better life and then go back to Florin to marry Buttercup. However, as Westley was supposedly killed by the Dread Pirate Roberts, Buttercup was forced to marry Prince Humperdinck. The Prince hired three men to murder the princess and try to start a war with Guilder. Prince Humperdinck’s plans were ruined when Westley snuck up on the three men

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