If the outcome of a protagonist in Romeo and Juliet could be changed, what would it be, and how would I connect it to my life?

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mizzwillie eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In this question, you are being allowed to choose a different ending for one of the protagonists in Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet.  Because you are a young man, I would guess that you would find it easier to connect Romeo to your own life than Juliet.  Thinking about Romeo's death, what would you change? Why would you change that?  Have reasons for what you do.  Would you have him get the "poison" but not drink it to fake his death?   Who would you have intervene so that Romeo lives?  Once you figure out what you would change for which character, then connect it to your own life.  Are you the person others tell their secrets to?  Are there any secrets or fights within your family or with other families like the Montagues and Capulets?  Do you take giving your word seriously?  Can people count on you like Juliet does on Romeo? Are you impulsive like Romeo is or do you consider the consequences of your actions first? Think of a connection you have with a characteristic and then illustrate that connection with your own life. Good luck with an interesting assignment.