The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
by Mikayla McGuire
Who's to Blame?
The feud between the Capulets and Montagues is to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet, although a few people tried to help stop the feud. If it wasn’t for the feud, they could have been together, which could have stopped their deaths. In the prologue, the narrator talks about how the ancient grudge lead to the deaths of some of the characters by saying, “...from ancient grudge break to new mutiny…” (Prologue). The feud is so old yet it continues to ruin lives and eventually lead to Romeo and Juliet taking their own lives. Because of the feud, Romeo and Juliet weren’t supposed to fall in love, yet they did, which led to their deaths. When Juliet realizes that Romeo was a Montague, she says to Nurse, “My only love sprung from my only hate!” (1.5.144). Romeo and Juliet fell in love right as they met, even before they realized that they were supposed to be enemies. Because of their families’ hate for each other, Romeo and Juliet killed themselves out of their love for each other which ended the feud.
Star-crossed lovers meet by fate.
Things take a turn for the worst,
And that rose wilts
Days after it blooms.
In love hurried,
Hate is buried,
Honor the lost,
Forget the past,
From a wilted rose blooms a new rose.
Never Too Late by Three Days Grace
This is the song I chose to resemble my argument. The part of the lyrics I chose says, "Maybe we'll turn it all around because it's not too late, it's never too late" (Never Too Late by Three Days Grace). These lyrics describe that the feud could be changed and that it's not too late to do so.
A Wilted Rose
This is the picture I chose to represent the poem I wrote. The "...horrible hate..." explained in the poem resembles the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. The wilted rose resembles Romeo and Juliet's love that died with them. The feud killed the love between the star-crossed lovers.