To Juliet's grave; for there must I use thee.

Essay by optimisticbeautyHigh School, 10th gradeA-, May 2003

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"Come, cordial and not poison, go with me

To Juliet's grave; for there must I use thee."

In these few words Romeo refers to his up coming death next to Juliet's body. He mentions that the potion that kills him is like the cordial that would cure his broken heart from the supposed death of his beloved Juliet, and minutes before his death Romeo is in the Capulet's tomb with three other bodies. On the ground lies County Paris covered in blood, Tybalt's body lies in his tomb enclosed in his stained sheets, and Juliet remains in her vault before her death next to Romeo. What had caused the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet? There are many specific reasons that lead to the death of Romeo and Juliet which included the feud of the Capulet's and Montague's, the impulsiveness of youth, Juliet's arrangement to her second marriage, and chance.

Fist of all, the feud between the two families was the beginning of their helpless relationship. As a result of their families hatred they had to hide their love because their families were enemies. This feud prevented the lovers to show their true affection in public and to see each other. If Juliet was not a Capulet and Romeo not a Montague they wouldn't have to go through any dilemma to secretly see each other and conceal their marriage. They were meant to hate not "love a loathed enemy" as Romeo says when he finds out that Juliet has the blood of his foe.

Secondly the impulsiveness of their youth was one of the reasons that lead to their catastrophe. Romeo and Juliet show immatureness because they both want everything

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