The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet By William Shakespeare

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As Jodi Picoult perfectly states “You couldn 't have strength without weakness, you couldn 't have light without dark, you couldn 't have love without loss” and this is exactly the mindset in which William Shakespeare writes the tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. He writes each high to coexist with a low to create balance on this rollercoaster of a play. To accompany love, Shakespeare writes about hate, and with haste he includes deliberation. In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare employs the help of dualities in order to create a story with many opposing components. These components are what produce the tragedy, comprising into a spinning tale of romance, hatred and misfortune. The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a love story doomed from the beginning. It is based around the feud of two families, the Montagues and the Capulets. However, the unthinkable occurs and a Montague’s son and a Capulet’s daughter fall in love which is the cause of many problems, and eventually the young couple’s death. After Juliet learns that her love, Romeo is of the Montague family, who her family despises, she miserably declares, “My only love sprung from my only hate! Prodigious birth of love it is to me that I must love a loathed enemy” (I.v.152-155). This love between Romeo and Juliet is forbidden, which is why it causes Juliet so much grief to know she can never be with her one true love. Dismayed after she learns Romeo is a Montague, she begins to question the validity of their family feud;
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