The Feud

Romeo and Juliet's death

Who's to Blame?

Although everyone else, including themselves, had a part in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, it was the family feud that was to blame. The feud was going on too long that it turned violent and no one remembers why it started. People being around the Capulets or the Montagues had been affected by the feud. Mercutio, Romeo’s friend, blamed the feud of his injuries: “A plague on both your houses! They have made worms’ meat of me: I have it, And soundly too: your houses!”(3.1,107-109). While Tybalt was mad at Romeo for being a Montague uninvited at the party, he felt like he needed to fight him because he was an enemy of his family and would do anything to get to Romeo. Which resulted in Mercutio being dead making the feud worse. The hatred between the Capulets and the Montagues led to horrible consequences in their households. Since both of the families didn’t solve the problem, “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”(5.3, 290-292). The feud is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because it was going on for too long and turned too violent, if the feud was solved the characters would had better results in their fate, and Romeo and Juliet would have longer and better lives.

The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu and Romeo and Juliet

The Legend trilogy is similar to the feud in Romeo and Juliet because the Colonies of America and the Republic of America have been at war with each other for years. Just like how the Capulets and the Montagues were in the feud for years. Day who is most admired to the Colonies is in love with June who is the Republic's prodigy, and never did they thought they would cross paths. It's similar to how Romeo and Juliet first met. The old Elector Primo used plague invested weapons to use against the Colonies, but Anden tries to stop the use of these weapons and to make a Peace Treaty with the Colonies and his country. Anden was too late and the Colonies went to war with The Republic; the plague started to spread all over in both countries leaving some loved ones infected,"-the sickness spreading through the Colonies has a new victim. Tess"(Champion, Lu 194). Similar with the Prince of Verona to negotiate peace between the Capulets and the Montagues, "And I for winking at your discords too, Have lost a brace of kinsmen: all are punish'd"(5.3, 293-294). The law to keep the peace in Verona has been ignored; The Prince and both families had lost their loved ones.

The "Bad Blood" between the Capulets and the Montegues

The song "Bad Blood" relates to the feud in Romeo and Juliet's families because the song is about a feud of friends or family members. The families had a history of what you would say bad blood. The fights between the families caused, "...problems, And I don't think we can solve them, You made a really deep cut, And baby now we got bad blood" (Swift). The prince acknowledges that Verona has problems with keeping the peace between the Capulets and the Montegues, so he makes laws to try to keep the peace but it doesn't work that well. Both family members made deep cuts into each other which makes Romeo and Juliet's relationship a little bit more complicated. Also, not only Romeo and Juliet's relationship but it affects the people around the Capulets or Montagues.
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