Romeo And Juliet Essay

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Many people think that society has changed so much over the years. That the way that children act, has taken a turn for the worst, but in reality children are learning from their ancestors. Children are lying to their parents, they are sneaking out at night to be with a boy that is “the one”, children are going back into the age of Shakespeare. In the play “Romeo and Juliet” which was written by William Shakespeare in 1597, there are two teenagers, Romeo and Juliet, who fall in love with each other. These two teenagers try to do everything that they can to live the rest of their lives together, except their families despise each other, so there is no way that they can live the rest of ...view middle of the document...

After Juliet had seen and kissed Romeo is when she found out that she had fallen in love with a Montague, and she said “my only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me, that I must love a loathèd enemy” (Shakespeare I.V.153-155). With Juliet and Romeo in love, their families could not know, so Juliet started to sneak Romeo into her room with help of her nurse. Juliet could never tell her family about Romeo, because she knew that they would not be accepting of her decision. Her family, (which means mostly her father) wanted her to marry Paris. Paris was a noble man who loved Juliet, and whom Juliet did not love back. With all of this happening Juliet started to lie to her parents, and then Romeo killed Tybalt which did not help the Montagues either. With Juliet lying to her parents, spending less time with them, and not wanting to marry Paris, her parents could tell that something was up, however they did not care enough to really fin out. After Juliet married Romeo, was when her father really pushed her getting married to Paris, which she did not want to do. So in the heat of the argument between Juliet and Capulet, Capulet says “mistress minion you, thank me no thankings, nor proud me no prouds, but fettle you fine joints ‘gainst Thursday next to go with Paris to Saint Peter’s Church, or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither. Out, you green-sickness carrion! Out, you baggage! You tallow face!” (3.5.156-162.). With him saying this Juliet felt terrible and went to Friar Lawrence for answers. Before the killing of Tybalt, there had already been a rule placed saying that if the Capulets and Montagues ever got in a fight again that whoever’s fault it was would be exiled. So after Romeo’s killing of Tybalt, Romeo was exiled to Mantua where he would wait for Juliet.

The play Romeo and Juliet, shows how people really need to think about others, and the consequences that will be taken after their actions. In the midst of the love between Juliet and Romeo, Juliet says that her “grave is like to be [her] wedding bed” (I.V.149). So looking for help, Juliet decides to go to Friar Lawrence for help. Friar Lawrence gives her a potion to take which will make her appear dead for 42 hours. Before Juliet took the potion she says “farewell. – God knows when we shall meet again” (IV.III.15). She then takes the potion and drinks it, while saying “Romeo, Romeo, Romeo! Here’s drink. I drink to thee” (IV.III.60). After her taking the potion she falls onto her bed, and falls asleep. The next day the nurse arrives to wake her up for the upcoming wedding, where she finds Juliet on the bed. Shortly after the nurse Juliet’s mother arrives and grieves her daughters death more than anyone else. She was crying for despair saying, “O me! O me! My child, my only life. Revive, look up, or I will die with thee” (IV,V,24-25). Juliet’s choice to drink the potion, may have seemed...

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