Student Essay on Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

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The Feuding Families Caused Romeo And Juliet's Deaths

William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet is one of the most recognized tragedies of today. Romeo and Juliet's tragic deaths were caused by a family feud. Tragic fate also played a part in making Romeo and Juliet fall in love and fall to their deaths. If the Montagues' and Capulets' put a stop to the feud there would not have been so many deaths. Lord Capulet was also very selfish. He only thought about his needs, and in doing so he didn't realize what the feud was doing to everyone.

The feud was tearing people apart. The feud was more between the young men, like the fight where Mercutio dies. Lord Capulet was one of the more older and maybe wiser men. Because he was born into the "feuding families" he might have had experience on how to deal with the problem. Juliet was really caught up in the feud. If Lord Capulet really wanted the best for his daughter he would have listened to what she had to say.

Lord Capulet shows his love towards his daughter, Juliet, when he says, "The earth hath swallow'd all my hopes but she, she is the hopeful lady of my earth" (I.ii.9). It seems as if Capulet feels he knows what is best, when all along he had no idea what the feud was doing to his family, and the Montagues.

Lord Capulet was clueless about what was going on around him. If Lord Capulet had listened to Juliet when she told him she didn't want to marry Paris, Juliet could have explained what was going on between her and Romeo. Lord Capulet might have let them get married. How did the feud end so fast? If it was possible to end it so quickly why couldn't it have ended before"

The families should have just learned to get along; everything would have been better in the end. The play has a sort of moral to it, if a person is fighting or feuding with someone they should forget about it or learn to get over it because if it keeps going there might happen something horrible that the person didn't expect. Overall Romeo & Juliet is a great play.