Romeo and Juliet

Violence Is Never The Answer...Except When It Is.

The Feud is To Blame For The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet.

The feud between the Capulet family and Montague family is to blame for the suicides of Romeo and Juliet. The feud was the main conflict keeping them apart. If the families didn’t hate each other, then Romeo and Juliet wouldn’t have needed to hide their relationship. “My only love sprung from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me, that I must love a loathed enemy” (1.5.97-100). Juliet finds out from Nurse after the party that Romeo is a Montague, and it makes her upset because the feud makes their love forbidden. If the feud didn’t exist, Juliet would not have needed to hide her marriage from her parents, and they wouldn’t have tried to force her into marrying Paris. “Is it more sin to wish me thus forsworn, or to dispraise my lord with that same tongue, which she hath praised him with above compare so many thousand times?” (3.5.235-238). Having to lie to her parents about her feelings for Romeo, Juliet decides to somehow get out of the marriage to Paris. That solution ends up getting both of them killed. The feud has caused so much conflict between the families that, if avoided, could have left Romeo and Juliet alive and together.

Haiku

There was a big feud.

The young lovers ignored it

Now they are both dead.


If there was no feud

They would not have tried to die

No one is to blame


Capulet threw feasts

Because they hate each other

Montague’s team broke in