How did the family feud contribute to the tragic outcome of Romeo and Juliet?i am writing an essay on this and i need more topic sentences. I want to discuss how Shakespeare used the themes of hate...

How did the family feud contribute to the tragic outcome of Romeo and Juliet?

i am writing an essay on this and i need more topic sentences. I want to discuss how Shakespeare used the themes of hate and love and how love resolved the feud. I'm just having trouble putting it together and I really need help. It's due tomorrow. D:

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William Delaney | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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The whole story is about how the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets led to the tragic deaths of the young star-crossed lovers. What resolved the feud was the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. They had to get married in secret because they thought their families would never condone such a marriage. Maybe they were wrong. Maybe if they had declared their love openly, both families would have welcomed an excuse for becoming reconciled. But both Romeo and Juliet were young and impulsive. They didn't dare to take a chance of having their parents find out they were in love and were meeting in secret. Juliet might have been sent away or kept imprisoned in the Capulet's home. I don't think Shakespeare was too much concerned about how the family feud was resolved. I think he wanted to show how the pride and obstinacy of the two families led to the deaths of their beloved children. The situation is not so unusual, after all. A lot of young men fall in love with girls their families don't approve of for one reason or another. A lot of young women fall in love with young men their families don't approve of for one reason or another. The theme has been used in many movies, often with racial prejudices involved.

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