Daughter of Lord and Lady Capulet
Romeo and Juliet
A person should avoid conflict when truly in love
"Take thou vial, being then in bed, and this distilled liquor drink thou off; When presently through all thy veins shall run a cold and drowsy humor; for no pulse shall keep his native progress." (1075 103-107). Friar Lawerence is speaking to Juliet, telling her to drink a special potion that will make it seem like she is dead so she does not have to marry Paris. The proof in the text is when Friar Lawerence says that her pulse will stop.
"What's here? A cup, closed in my true love's hand? Poison, I see, hath been his timeless end." (1097, 174-175) Juliet is speaking to the newly dead body of Romeo. Because of the potion that made her seem dead, Romeo thinks that his beloved Juliet has killed herself, and out of grief, has swallowed poison, and died. Now Juliet has awoken, and she is heartbroken.
"Yea, noise? Then I'll be brief. O happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die." (1098, 182-183). Juliet is speaking to herself. She has seen Romeo's dagger in his pocket near his dead body, and takes it and stabs herself, killing herself to be with her Romeo.
In conclusion, if Juliet had just run away to Romeo and not taken the potion, both she and Romeo would still be alive and living together. If Juliet had been more careful and perhaps not killed herself, she could be happy elsewhere, but out of true love and grief, she killed herself. And for a bonus, a famous line. "There never was a story of more woe, then this of Juliet, and her Romeo." Ah...love. But as this presentation comes to an end, the lesson here is, A person should avoid conflict when truly in love.