Romeo and Juliet's Death: A Tragedy Caused by Unreasonable Thoughts and Careless Actions

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Did you know that 30% of marriages are arranged marriages? William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a famous play about “a pair of star-crossed lovers” who endures moments full of drama, love, and excitement. There are many rivals and disagreements that make this play what it is known for today. It’s the differences and similarities between the Capulet’s and Montague’s that make Romeo and Juliet’s love so dangerous and conspicuous. Romeo, Juliet, and the Capulet’s impulsive behaviour led to very irrational decisions and actions that contribute to the tragic ending of the play. Romeo is a part of the Montague’s where Montague is Romeo’s worried father and Lady Montague is Romeo’s loving mother. Romeo contributes to the tragic ending of his own death because of his love for Rosaline, always fighting with Capulet’s, and his and Juliet’s marriage. In the beginning of the play he was greatly in love with a girl, Rosaline. He loved her so very well but she didn’t feel the same. She’s not supposed to fall in love. He was always depressed, until one day something happened. Benvolio had an idea to bring Romeo to the Masquerade so he can compare Rosaline to other beautiful faces. When they enter the ball, Romeo spots a beautiful girl, Juliet. Another reason why Romeo had part in his own death was because he killed Juliet’s quarrelsome cousin, Tybalt and was banished from Verona. The reason why this happened was because Tybalt gave Romeo a challenge but he refused. Mercutio, Romeo’s friend, was outraged and drew his own sword. Tybalt killed Mercutio. Romeo then kills Tybalt because of what he did. He wasn’t allowed to step one foot into Verona. Towards the end, Romeo visited Friar Lawrence, a holy man, and asked him if he would marry the two young lovers. He agreed to do it, not because of Romeo and Juliet, but he thought that by doing this the feud of the Montague’s and Capulet’s will end. He was wrong. “For I never saw true beauty till this night” is a quote from Romeo...
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