The Hatfields and McCoys-a comparison to Romeo and Juliet
“To be or not to be?” I for one say not to be. Both Juliet and Rosanna McCoy rushed into love. I mean really, how can you fall totally in love with somebody you do not know at all? For Juliet she had said “my ears have not yet drunk a hundred words of thy tongues uttering, yet I know the sound.” (ACT II) Juliet was saying she has not heard Romeo speak 100 words yet she is totally in love with him. With Rosanna McCoy she did not say the same thing as Juliet but she fell in love with a man she knew nothing of except that her family hated his and vice versa. Sometimes the thing you should not have is an attraction in itself. I think for both Juliet and Rosanna that is exactly what happened. They were in love with the enemy of their family and that could have been very exciting for them. Although the outcome for both of these women were not good Juliet took the easy way out by really being a spoiled brat and trying to deceive everybody by taking poison to pretend she was dead thinking she would wake up and be with Romeo. Roseanna on the other hand jumped into Johnse Hatfield’s arms without really knowing anything about him and found out he was a big cheater and would flirt with any woman walking down the road. For Juliet her plan backfired on her and in turn Romeo ended up dying for her. Rosanna McCoy finally had enough of the cheating and left Johnse Hatfield when she was pregnant because she knew he was a no good man. Rosanna McCoy ended up dying at the young age of 30 some say from a broken heart. However, while these 2 women had a lot in common Juliet took the cowardly way out. At least Roseanna had tried by leaving Johnse so she would not have to put up with his cheating ways. The saying “If you love something set it free, if it comes back to you its yours, if it doesn’t it never was” is very true. Both of these women should have done that especially because they were so very young. Roseanna...
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