The Tragedy In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet - The Tragedy

 

 

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a play written by the well-known author, William Shakespeare. The setting of the play is the 1400's in Verona, Italy. This is a play based on two families who have had an ancient grudge for many years, and their children who fall in love. What makes the story of Romeo and Juliet such a tragedy are the various decisions made by the characters of the play such as Romeo. Romeo made many decisions, some good, some bad; his decisions have a great effect towards other characters in the play and the outcome of the events in this dramatic play.

 

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The families agree to no more chaos, no more brawls; because of their selfishness, the children they cherished, are now perished. Romeo's decisions were not very thoughtful or intelligent, but the outcomes were unexpected and dramatic. His decisions in the play led to the unison of the families Montague and Capulet.

 

Not all of Romeo's decisions were heroic; many of his decisions were also bad. His decision of trying to stop Mercutio and Tybalt's quarrel brought Mercutio his death. "Draw, Benvolio, beat down their weapons. Gentlemen, for shame! Forbear this outrage! Tybalt, Mercutio, the Prince expressly hath forbid this bandying in Verona streets. Hold, Tybalt! Good Mercutio!"(3.1.85-89) Because of Romeo's urge to be in love and have that loved one, he makes haste with Juliet to get married and many affairs happen. This decision to dedicate his life to Juliet is quite impetuous. He does not think of the outcome or what might happen if his family were to find out that he had proposed to a Capulet or what trouble it may cause to keep this a secret. The outcome of this is that he lost his loved one and...

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