Roemo and Juliet

Maya Miller

Romeo and Juliet are passionate and dramatic. Even under the circumstances that they are in they love each other and want to be together. Both of them agree that death is better than Romeos banishment.
Juliet's dear cousin Tybalt has been killed by her husband Romeo and yet she still forgives him. “And Tybalts dead, that would have slain my husband. All this is comfort. Wherefore weep I then?” says Juliet as she realizes that either way one of them would have died and this is the better of the two possible outcomes. As long as she can still be with Romeo she can live with Tybalts death. “That “banished” that one word “banished” hath slain ten thousand Tybalts.” Having Romeo is alive is a good thing but he can no longer be with her, and to her that is worse than having ten thousand deaths. “Romeo is banished. To speak that word is father, mother, Tybalt, Romeo, Juliet, All slain, all dead. Romeo is Banished.” Basically, if she was given the choice she would rather have everyone dead than have to go on without Romeo. Juliet loves Romeo so much she can not bare to have him away from her, “There is no end, no limit, measure, bound in that words death. No words can that wore sound.” Juliet is extremely passionate towards Romeo and can be overdramatic when she talks about how she feels.
Romeo loves Juliet just as much and the situation has taken a toll on their marriage. Romeo strongly believes that death would be much better than being banished. “Hence “banished” is banished from the world” says Romeo. Verona is all he knows and he has no home elsewhere, he would rather be dead than leave everything he knows and loves behind. More importantly he doesn't want to be separated from Juliet. “Tis torture and not mercy. Heaven is here, Where Juliet lives.”   Normally someone would be thankful just to be alive. In Romeos case he does not feel thankful at all. He feels banished is the equivalent to death. “Then “banished” is death mistermed. Calling death...