Romeo and Juliet

Romeo` and Juliet Essay
By: Brock Russell Bradshaw                                                                                          

Who killed Romeo and Juliet"
Many people believe in Fate and that from the moment we are born, God has a plan for us and we are at the mercy of fate and nothing we can do can ever change our destiny. Romeo and Juliet is one of the greatest love stories of all time. For hundreds of years people have watched and read the story of to young lovers who take their lives. The question of who killed Romeo and Juliet cannot be answered simply. We need to take into account everything around them, there families; would they have ever fallen in love if their parents were not enemies, their infatuation with each other; was it really love or were they just in love at the idea of being in love, the secrecy; if their love was not a secret would it have ended in tragedy, and fate; was it destined that the lovers took their lives from the beginning"
'Doth with their death bury their parents stife,'
From the start of the play we find out that the Capulet family and the Montague family have been two rivalry families for years. During the play Shakespeare never mentions why the two families are fighting, this is because it is insignificant. Neither two families remember why they are feuding but they continue to fight because neither one is ready to forgive and forget. When the two families are fighting on the street Prince Escalus stops them and says that another public fight could result in death. Romeo is a Montague and Juliet a Capulet, when Juliet finds out who Romeo is she says, 'My only love sprung from my only hate.' We have to realize that although members of the Capulet family had never met a Montague they already hated them, because of their name. If Romeo was not a Montague and Juliet not a Capulet would they have fallen in love? Was the name that they were really attracted too? Was it that they knew their families would...