The Responsibility Of Parents In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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In William Shakespeare's tragic, heart capturing, and tear creating play Romeo and Juliet, the pair of star crossed lovers unknowingly formed a forbidden, fearful, and complicated relationship, which then lead to an awaiting chaotic revolution. During the short weekes time, the young lovers sneak across Verona hiding their love and “silent” vows in fear of discovery in presence of their parents grudge. Sadly, in the end the two lovers, felt that with no other choice than suicide, took their lives together. Although many characters from the play could be held responsible for their deaths, the parents are the most to blame because of their immaturity towards the opposing family and their choosing to follow the grudge. The two royal families of Verona are the Capulet’s and the Montague’s both struck in rivalry. They inherited the ancient feud, that was born many years before their time. These years have passed by with no reason why, but somehow the hate still stands between the two. The life long enemies come together after tragic brawls and death filled halls. Along with created pressure from Juliet’s father when he says, “ sir Paris, I will make a desperate tender of my child’s love. I think she will be ruled in all respects by me; nay more, I doubt it not…” (Act 3,Scene 4). In that moment of time Lord…show more content…
In the end the heated rivalry burns to the ground shattering the lives of both families. Each side drowned in guilt for the deaths of their children. Peace rises after the long lasting war finally sets but not everything solves without consequences. The two sets of parents could have tried to stop the hate before the bitter end arrived but with the secret and forbidden love, forced marriage, and the increasing pressure from the carried on traditional grudge from their parents created the suicidal ending of the two star-crossed
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