Essays: Romeo and Juliet and Ancient Grudge

Submitted By donuts8
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It is known that in Shakespeare’s tragedies main characters die in the end, and in his comedies people marry. Since Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy, both are going to die. Some events have to lead to their deaths, and some people make these events happen. The persons who started it all and did something that led to all the other events that caused the death of ‘’a pair of star-crossed lovers’’ (Shakespeare). The Capulet’s and Montague’s would be the most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because if their ancestors didn’t start fighting, nothing terrible would have happened.

First of all, at the beginning of the book tell us about the hate and envy between both houses. ‘’Two households both alike in dignity…From ancient grudge to new munity…’’ (Prologue 1-3) This tells us that the whole conflict started a long time ago with really little things, and then grew into huge fights involving many people. Neither Montague nor Capulet tried to make peace, they were all too busy to spoil everything for the rival family. Only after the death of their children they realized how wrong they were.

Second of all, Romeo and Juliet first meet each other at a party with the Capulet’s house. They fall in love with each other not knowing that they are from rival houses. As soon as they both figured it out, it was too late. Juliet says, ‘’ My love, sprung from my only hate….to early seen unknown, and known to late!’’ Juliet realizes that it was a mistake to fall in love with