Theory: what is the importance of the feud in the play?
“Romeo and Juliet” was written by the famous Shakespeare in the mid-1590s, the play is famous because it basically sets an example of forbidden love. Romeo and Juliet is one of the most performed plays that was written by Shakespeare. As said in the prologue “Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.” This statement means that both families are from Veron, they are the same in dignity but they have been feuding for a really long time.
But the feud of both families is what makes the play so interesting. In Romeo and Juliet, the family feud is responsible for everything, the death of Romeo and Juliet. If there wasn’t a family feud, then Romeo and Juliet will not need to hide their love. In addition, Friar Lawrence would not have had to create a plan to help them escape so that they can be together.
If the Capulets and Montagues had stopped fighting, Romeo and Juliet would have lived happily ever after. After both Romeo and Juliet die The Montagues and Capulets realize the causes and effects of their feud. In addition, both families solve their problems after losing both Romeo and Juliet.
It was not only the feuding that lead to the death of both lovers, but they both lead themselves to death. It is the fault of Romeo and Juliet because they were the ones that made the bad decisions. They both choose to love each other and keep seeing each other and did not think about the consequences of their actions. Fate is responsible for all the tragedy and causes for the death of the lovers.
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Romeo and Juliet the ‘star crossed lovers’ seem to be doomed the first day they meet each other. The play concludes with Romeo and Juliet taking their lives just days after meeting. Shakespeare closely tangles the play so every character and event plays an important role in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.
To begin, the most apparent factor in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is the ‘ancient grudge’ between the two families to which they belong: The Capulets and The Montague’s. ‘Two households both alike in dignity.’ It is noticeable to the audience that everybody is involved from beginning to end, ‘Do you bite your…show more content…
She drives Juliet into a relationship with Romeo and is mainly to blame. She shows her desire for attention and the fact that she is a short-sighted thinker by encouraging Juliet to marry Paris as well as Romeo. ‘You’re better in the second match.’ It doesn’t seem to matter that Juliet is in love with Romeo and that she is already married to him.
Friar Lawrence ==============
Friar Laurence has a major role. As a member of the Order of St. Francis, a group of wise and generous priests, Romeo and Juliet trusted Friar Lawrence completely, turning to him for advice, and solutions. He was there throughout Romeo and Juliet's lives; he married them, came up with a plan to keep them together, and was a friend throughout their tragedies. However it was his rashness, shortsightedness, poorly thought out plans and desperate measures that led to Romeo and Juliet's ultimate tragedy. Romeo and Juliets's death could have been prevented, if they were not together. Friar Laurence married Romeo and Juliet; this was the first mistake, which would lead to their deaths. A bond between them was created through marriage: "For, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone / Till holy church incorporate two in one." (2.6.36-37). None of any of the tragedies would have occurred if Romeo and Juliet were not married.
Friar Lawrence does not have very much time on stage but