Romeo & Juliet Lit Essay

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In the play, Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet's marriage was doomed from the start. In the next three paragraphs I will give examples about how this is true. My first paragraph is when they meet for the first time and realize they are from feuding families, my second one will be how Old Capulet decides that Juliet will marry County Paris, and my third will be when Friar Laurence tells Friar John to send a letter to Romeo in Mantua but the streets of Mantua are closed.

Romeo and Juliet meet at the Capulets Masquerade house party, where Romeo was uninvited. When they meet, they instantly fall in love with each other. When they Kiss, Juliet's servant informs Juliet that her mother craves a word with her. Romeo asks the servant not knowing who she is, who Juliet's Mother is and he finds out she is a Capulet.

While Juliet is upstairs, she asks her nurse who the young man is downstairs and then at that point she finds out he is a Montague. It's doomed from there to begin with because of the fact that they were from families who were enemies. ".. My only love sprung from my only hate..." Act1 Scene5 In the afternoon the day after the party, Friar Laurence weds Romeo and Juliet, but it's a secret. Other than them only Juliet's nurse knows. From there Romeo kills Tybalt and gets banished from Verona. The friar suggests he goes to spend the night with his wife, Juliet, before he leaves in the morning for Mantua. When Romeo leaves in the morning before Juliet's parents see who she is with, Mrs. Capulet comes upstairs to her room to inform her that she will be marrying a gentleman named...