Tragedy In Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy. It tells the tale of two lovers from rival households and the tragic journey that leads to their destruction. The play shows all the events over the course of four days in Romeo and Juliet’s home town of Verona. Monday through Thursday is all we have to see of the Montague and Capulet families to acknowledge their hatred for each other. The play shows the struggle of Romeo and Juliet in their efforts to stop the hatred between their families and live happily ever after. But despite their efforts, they end up digging their own graves, showing how different actions have different consequences.

The play begins with a prologue explaining the basic idea of what happens between the two households in Verona saying “where
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It's telling us that yes the Montagues and Capulets hate each other and yes Romeo is an imbecile for getting over one Capulet with another, but it also tells us what roles the different characters are going to be playing in the story. For example, the Capulet's nurse can be interpreted as a mother figure or someone that takes care of people and nurtures them. This can be seen when she tells Juliet “Peace, I have done. God mark thee to his grace! Thou wast the prettiest babe that e'er I nursed. An I might live to see thee married once, I have my wish.” this is just one example of the nurse showing how much she cares for Juliet. Looking back on my point, Act 1 is like an introductory paragraph because it sets up the overall theme of the play or as it is known in writing, the thesis statement. The theme in my opinion is that actions have consequences. Image if Romeo would have never gotten over Rosaline, the women he loved. He probably would have never met Juliet and would have continued groaning on about love saying “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs;” and for the time being, believing that love is a waste of time. The play shows the reader the amount of power we have over our future and how different actions have different outcomes in the long
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