Romeo and Juiet

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The Tragedy of
Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

Zoe Baak

In Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, there are two lovers, Romeo and Juliet; Romeo is a Montague while Juliet is a Capulet. Their families hate each other. Friar Lawrence surreptitiously marries them. Then their family’s hatred forces them to kill themselves. Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin, kills Romeo’s best friend; to get back Tybalt, Romeo kills Tybalt. Since Romeo committed a crime, the king exiled him to Mantua. Two of the strongest emotions in this play are love and hate. Love is the stronger emotion because it makes people do zany things and it brings people together.

First, love is stronger because it makes people do crazy things. Romeo and Juliet go to risky costs to be alone together. For example, Romeo said, “To fetch a ladder by which your love must climb a bird’s nest soon when it is dark,” (II, v, 73-74). Romeo wanted to be alone with Juliet. They cared so much about each other they went to any extent to be together. They risked getting caught to have their romantic evening. Another example of how love makes people do crazy things is when Juliet found out Romeo killed Tybalt and convinced her mother she hated Romeo. Lady Capulet says that Juliet cried because Romeo kills Tybalt although she really was crying because Romeo is being banished from Verona. Juliet said to herself, “Villain and he be many miles asunder. – God Pardon him! I do, with all my hear; And yet no man like he doth grieve my heart” (III, v, 8-10). Lady Capulet talks about getting requite on Romeo. It s wrong to lie to your parent but since Juliet loves Romeo so much and wants to protect him; Juliet convinces her mother that she hates Romeo and the Montagues. Love is stronger that hate because it makes people to insane things.

Lastly, love is more powerful than hate because it brings people together. After Romeo and Juliet are found dead, the Montague and Capulet family finally forgive each...
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