Why is the feud between the Capulets and Montagues the reason for Romeo and Juliet's deaths?

The feud between the Capulets and Montagues is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because it impeded their love for each other, as they choose death over being forced apart. Without the feud, they would likely have no barrier to being together.

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Because their families are involved in a deadly feud, Romeo and Juliet know they have to keep their love secret. Juliet is well aware that if her family discovers Romeo is in love with her and wants to marry her, her male relatives will kill him. Romeo knows his family will not allow him to marry a Capulet. As a result, the two marry secretly.

Although Romeo would, at this point, love the feud to end, the reality is that Tybalt, Juliet's cousin, is spoiling for a fight. Romeo's flirtation with Juliet at the Capulet's masked ball is Tybalt's latest excuse for provoking violence. Romeo ends up killing him after Tybalt kills Mercutio. Romeo is banished for the act, which throws Juliet into a state of deep grief. Juliet's father misinterprets Juliet's grief as due to her beloved cousin Tybalt's death. His answer is a speedy marriage between Juliet and Paris, which he believes will get her mind off her problems.

Instead, it creates a new crisis, leading to Juliet taking a potion that feigns death. Romeo finds her and thinks she is really dead. He kills himself. Awakening and finding Romeo dead, Juliet then kills herself.

In sum, the feud leads to the lovers' deaths in numerous ways: It causes them to secretly get married. It causes Romeo to accidentally make it possible for Tybalt to kill Mercutio, leading to Romeo killing Tybalt and being banished from Verona. It causes Lord Capulet to order an early marriage between Paris and Juliet, interpreting Juliet's distress as due to Tybalt's death. It then causes Juliet to pretend to death rather than admit she is married to Romeo, leading both lovers to commit suicide. Without the feud, the two lovers, both from wealthy and noble homes and loved by their parents, who wanted them to be happy, could have married without a problem.

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The long-standing feud between the Capulets and Montagues is directly responsible for Romeo and Juliet's tragic deaths because the two lovers could not openly express their feelings, which resulted in miscommunication and influenced the young couple to take extreme measures. The family feud incites Tybalt's rage, and he swears to avenge Romeo for infiltrating his uncle's ball. Romeo and Juliet are also forced to get married in secret, which eventually causes Juliet issues with her father. If the family feud did not exist, Romeo would have been formally invited to the ball, which would not have upset Tybalt and allowed Romeo to openly express his love for Juliet.

Romeo and Juliet's secret marriage also results in serious miscommunication and forces Juliet to make the drastic decision to consume Friar Laurence's sleeping potion to avoid marrying Paris. Lord Capulet is under the impression that Juliet should embrace the opportunity to marry Paris, because he does not know about her marriage to Romeo.

Romeo's banishment also directly stems from the Capulet and Montague family feud. After killing Tybalt, Romeo is banished to Mantua, where he receives word of Juliet's "death" and returns to her grave, prepared to take his life. Tragically, Romeo never received Friar Laurence's letter and commits suicide before Juliet wakes up. Upon awakening, Juliet sees her husband dead and kills herself. Romeo and Juliet's tragic deaths are directly associated with the long-standing family feud, which prevented them from openly expressing their love, led to the conflict with Tybalt, and resulted in serious miscommunication.

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In Romeo and Juliet, the feud between the two families has been going on for some time. The Capulets hate the Montagues and vice versa, so when Romeo and Juliet fall in love with each other it presents a major problem. We are told in the prologue of the play of how the story ends and why the two young lovers did what they did.

To households, both alike in dignity,In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.From forth the fatal loins of these two foes,A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their lives;Whose misadventured piteous overthrowsDo with their death bury their parents' rage,Which, but their children's end, nought could remove,Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;The which if you with patient ears attend.What here shall miss, our toil shall to mend.

The two families' hatred for each other cost them both the most important things to them. If the families could have just let the anger and hatred go and accepted Romeo and Juliet's relationship, maybe none of this would have happened. Because of the feud, the Friar had to come up with a way that would enable Romeo and Juliet to be together, leading to the very tragic outcome of his decision. If only the families had put their grudge aside, then none of these things would have happened. How tragic that because the families hated each other so much and wouldn't accept the love between their children they ended up losing them instead.

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