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Interpretation romeo and juliet

Interpretation: Romeo and Juliet

What would cause young lovers to mysteriously commit suicide so they can be

together? Is it their parents who forbid them to see one another, or is it themselves?

William Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, tells about two young "star-crossed

lovers" whose deaths were caused by fate, not their parents or themselves.

First of all, Romeo and Juliet were from feuding families: Romeo a Montague, and

Juliet a Capulet. Romeo was so depressed about his unrequited love for Rosaline

when it just so happens, he goes to a masquerade party. There, he falls for Juliet,

the daughter of Lord Capulet, and forgot about Rosaline. When they're finally torn

apart, that's when both Romeo and Juliet realize they are from enemy families. Their

love, of course, brings down their immediate marriage and Friar Lawrence agrees in

hope to stop the feuding families. Unfortunately, Tybalt and Mercutio are killed and

Romeo gets banished leaving Juliet without a husband or a cousin. "O, I am a

fortune's fool," (Act III, Scene I) explains how Romeo felt at the moment of Tybalt's

death. He felt that he fell into one of fate's many cruel games and it was too late to

get out.

When things are just getting worst, Lord Capulet arranges for Juliet to marry

Paris causing Juliet to panic. She then has to hurry and do something to stop the

wedding and of course fate would just happen to guide her back to Friar Lawrence.

Fate wouldn't just stop there. He just kept on going. He has it arranged that Friar

John, the messenger who was suppose to deliver the news of Juliet's fake death,


Romeo finds out that Juliet is dead from Balthazar and screams out, "Is it e'en

so?--Then I defy you, stars!" (Act 5, scene 1, pg. 213). He blames Juliet's death on fate

and returns to Verona with poison to join her. He leaves a little before Friar John

tells Friar Lawrence about his failure to deliver the message. Still, fate didn't stop

there. He then makes Friar Lawrence leave his cell and rush to the Capulet vault .

Unfortunately, Friar Lawrence is just a little too late and Romeo gets there before

he does. Thinking Juliet is dead, Romeo drinks the poison and dies. Juliet wakes up a

few minutes later and sees Romeo dead, she stabs herself and also dies.

Romeo and Juliet's deaths could have been prevented of everyone got to there

destination a little bit earlier or later. Unfortunately, fate was cruel selfish and

heartless towards the two young lovers. He played them like toys making their lives

as miserable as possible. He made them fall in love on purpose when he already

knew they were from enemy families. He made them suffer many hardships and in

the end, after they had committed suicide, their families stopped feuding. So no one

and nothing except fate is really responsible for their deaths.

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