Where can a student find three arguments to support the following thesis statement about Romeo and Juliet? Thesis statement: In the monologue "Romeo is banish'd; and all the world to nothing," William Shakespeare demonstrates that the rivalry between the Montagues and the Capulets represents the immense damage a feud can impose on everyone involved.

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I like your thesis statement but I'm not sure the passage you have chosen gives you opportunity to develop it very well. The passage you have chosen is from the nurse at the very end of Act III when Juliet begs for some advice after her father has mandated she marry Paris

In my opinion, the nurse is simply taking the easy path and agreeing with Lord Capulet, reinforcing the destructive elements of the feud. She doesn't realize the intense love which Juliet feels for Romeo. Being a commoner forced to consider the practical elements of survival, she tends to look at love as more of a physical attraction and ignores the fact that Romeo and Juliet are soul mates. Juliet breaks with the nurse at this point. She says,

Ancient damnation, O most wicked fiend!
Is it more sin to wish me thus forsworn
Or to dispraise my lord with that same tongue
Which she hath praised him with above compare
So many thousand times? Go, counselor.
Thou and my bosom henceforth shall be twain.
I’ll to the Friar to know his remedy.
If all else fail, myself have power to die.
It is at this point that Juliet seeks the advice of the Friar who devises the sleeping potion plan to fool the Capulets and reunite the young lovers.
I believe a much better passage which would support your thesis comes at the end of Act V when the Prince says,
Where be these enemies?—Capulet, Montague,
See what a scourge is laid upon your hate,
That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love,
And I, for winking at your discords too,
Have lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punished.
One argument in support of a thesis from this passage is the idea of the "scourge." Not only have the families lost Romeo and Juliet because of their hatred, but Tybalt, Mercutio and Paris have also fallen because of the feud. Not only that but an entire city lives in fear of the violence that may spill over from the feud.
A second argument considers the line, "That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love." Romeo and Juliet would have lived happily ever after if they had been from different families, but, as the Prologue indicates, they are "star-crossed lovers" and fate, mentioned quite often in the play, determines their demise.
Finally, the Prince says he too has lost family. Mercutio is killed when he defends Romeo's honor against Tybalt and Paris is killed trying to apprehend Romeo, whom he thinks is vandalizing Juliet's burial vault. Mercutio and Paris were both related to the Prince and had it not been for the feud they would have also lived.
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In this monologue, the Nurse is telling Juliet to treat exiled Romeo as if he is dead. This has a devastating effect on Juliet, for obvious reasons. To connect this passage to your thesis, however, we must be a little more creative.

For your three arguments, you should break down what you mean when you say "everyone involved." This is most easily done by considering the Montagues, the Capulets, and Romeo and Juliet themselves.

First point: "Romeo is banish'd." Why is Romeo banished? Romeo killed Tybalt, a Capulet. Explain why this is a tragedy for the Capulet family, and talk of the circumstances surrounding the death.

Second point: "If he do [come back], it needs must be by stealth." What is the effect of Romeo's banishment on his family? Here you can go into detail about the suffering of the Montague family. These first two paragraphs thinly relate to the above passage, because the nurse is addressing Juliet's specific question of what she must do about Romeo's exile. To build a more solid argument, you must either change the thesis or choose a different passage.

Third point: "Or if it did not, your first is dead." Here the Nurse tells Juliet that even if Paris is not as good a suitor as Romeo, Romeo's exile essentially means that he is dead. Juliet's response at the end of the scene indicates that she would rather kill herself than live without Romeo. "If all else fail, myself have power to die." It is easy to explain the strong negative effect on Juliet and to speculate the same for Romeo.

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