Wounded Hearts in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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William Shakespeare's story of two star-crossed lovers, a secret marriage, potions to simulate death and a tragic ending Romeo and Juliet conveyed a simple message to the readers, the pain of lost. Romeo and Juliet started with a feud from both sides until the time came that Romeo found true love, that he longed to find in Rosaline, in the eyes of Juliet. Both decided to get married the next day without giving their family the knowledge about their decision with their strong belief that their love is true and eternal. Romeo's best friend Mercutio was killed by Tybalt and Tybalt slain by Romeo for revenge at the same day causing him the misfortune of not spending his days and nights with Juliet because he was banished from Verona. Then came the faking of Juliet's death which just simply ended with both of them lying dead. Why do you think this took place in the story? Simply because facing the fact that Mercutio was gone was hard for Romeo, that his belief that Juliet is dead was hard to accept, while Juliet felt the same pain when he saw Romeo lying on the ground dead. You will never realize how important the person is to you until you really lost him.

Mercutio and Benvolio encountered Tybalt on the street of Verona and soon enough the newly wed Romeo came. Tybalt then provokes a fight with Romeo, " 'Romeo the love I bear thee can afford no better term than this: Thou art a villain', said Tybalt." Shakespeare's play (3, 1, 61-62, 119). Romeo, on the other hand, turned down Tybalt's invitation with a response of, " 'Villain I am none. Therefore, farewell. I see thou knowest me not.' " (3, 1, 65-66, 119). Mercutio was greatly disappointed with Romeo so he just accepted Tybalt's challenge, which caused his death. Mercutio died cursing the Capulets and Montagues. Romeo felt the pain of Mercutio's lost. He craved for revenge over Tybalt so he slain him from his return. The lost of a best friend pushed Romeo to kill Tybalt. He never realized that it would end up that way, that he will lose him. It was the moment that he felt the importance of Mercutio in his life.
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