Romeo and Juliet, Cause and Effect

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Romeo and Juliet Cause and Effect

Were Romeo and Juliet really “star-crossed” lovers? Some people may argue both ways on this subject, and there could be arguments each way. You would think only bad things could result from love between the two most hateful families ever heard of, and I also believe only bad things could result from this love Romeo and Juliet were horribly in love even though they were both in opposite sides of the Capulet – Montague historic feud. The prologue even states, “A pair of star- crossed lovers take their life”. So, we know this doomed love will take their lives. But, will they be the only casualties of this hated love? One of the people this doomed love influenced, probably more than anyone else, was Romeo himself. Knowing she was a Capulet and that there love would never work out made him depressed and always crying and whining. Also, he was then more disheartened when he killed Juliet’s cousin that she loved very much. He was so miserable he once tried to kill himself in Friar Lawrence’s cell in front of Nurse, and Friar Lawrence. So, Friar Lawrence said, “Hold thy desperate hand. Art thou a man? Thy form cries out thou art; Thy tears are womanish,” basically telling Romeo he needs to stop what he’s doing and act like a man and stop crying all the time like a woman. Eventually, though, the love of Romeo and Juliet killed Romeo when he was in the Capulet tomb with the “dead” Juliet. She didn’t wake up exactly when planned so he immediately killed himself, thinking he was doing it for her while saying, “Here’s to my love! O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.” But, do you really think this love only cost Romeo’s life? This doomed love also marred Juliet in multiple ways. First of all, this love earned Juliet hatred from her family because they told her she was going to marry Paris, but obviously she had someone different in mind. So, she refused to listen to their wishes so she...
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