Romeo and Juliet
The Death of the well known Star-Crossed Lovers
Who is responsible?
The Feud of Verona
The feud between the two families causes many events in the play. It started the fights between Mercutio, Romeo, and Tybalt. All of those events kept adding up and went right back to the feud between the two families. “Two 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 life;” In the prologue, it basically says there is a feud between the two families which leads to the main events in the story. Including the death of Romeo and Juliet. The feud between the two houses hasn’t just affected the members of the household but the people of Verona too. Innocent people are dying because of this feud. This feud is dangerous and if it’s killing off innocent people it can be strong enough to cause the death of Romeo and Juliet. “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. And I for winking at your discords too. Have lost a brace of kinsmen: all are punish’d” (Shakespeare). The Prince of Verona has been gravely affected with this feud. He says because of this feud he has lost some of his kinsmen and tells the two houses they have lost their joys, Romeo and Juliet, because of the feud.