- “Star-crossed lovers”
- Forced marriage
- Feud (we don’t know what the feud is over, its never explained. Its clearly fate because they don’t know what they’re arguing about) - Meeting at the party (Romeo is drugged)
- Violence: Deaths of Tybalt and Mercutio (influences) when Romeo kills Tybalt everything starts falling apart - Forced marriage ----- attitude to women
- If women were valued, women would not be forced into such as marriage and not treated just as objects, we may see more love and less violence. Mercutio says if you fall in love you become less masculine - Prologue (Not only will they die, the only way for the feud to end if for them to die. This is the only way out, it is certain) from the outset the viewer knows they’ll die, not only for each other but to stop violence and feud because its written in the stars - Lovelessness between Montague and Capulet
- Only example of love besides Romeo and Juliet, is Romeo and Mercutio but Romeo doesn’t love Mercutio back, no one loves anyone, or doesn’t seem too, Lady Capulet doesn’t love Juliet
- Romeo: Romeo-reckless young man (Friar Lawrence tells Romeo to slow down, find quote) Rushes into things, very in-touch with his emotions, lets it get the best of him (top with heart, symbolic) “oh I am fortunes fool” is he was passionate young man, he would not have made the decision to kill Tybalt
Romeo and Juliet are in no way to blame for their untimely deaths, discuss. Agree:
- Fate has determined that they must die (as is written in the prologue) - Lady Capulet forced a marriage on her daughter
- The ongoing unexplained feud leaves Romeo and Juliet with no choice
Agree: However, Romeo is somehow reckless and plays into the hands of fate (If I do not have a 3rd argument, reword the contention, make an exception, come from both angles)
1st Argument – WHO IS TO BLAME? R&J OR THE ENVIROMENT, ARE PEOPLE RUSHING TOO MUCH, ARE PEOPLE TOO RECKLESS.
is it the people around...
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