The themes are fate, communication and its importance, and family ties. In your answer, just create a statement about each of the themes.
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Perhaps the best explanations are from the character's themselves:
- Fate -- After murdering Tybalt, his new wife's cousin, Romeo states: "O, I am fortune's fool!"
- Communication and its importance -- After learning that his letter was unable to be delivered to Romeo, Friar Lawrence states: "The letter was not nice but full of charge / Of dear import, and the neglecting it / May do much danger."
- True love -- Commenting on her love for Romeo, a Montague, Juliet states: "What's in a name? that which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet; / So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call'd, / Retain that dear perfection which he owes / Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name, / And for that name which is no part of thee / Take all myself."
1. In Romeo and Juliet's case, they were star-crossed lovers who seemed fated to be together despite their familial situations.
2. The play Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy because many characters fail to communicate and because of this, Mercutio, Tybalt, and the young lovers end up dead.
3. True love can sever even the strongest loyalties and family ties.
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