Romeo and Juliet: Three Aspects That Lead to Tradegy

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Romeo and Juliet, is a story of two young lovers, whose love

was destined for destruction. They did not imagine that their love

would lead to the tragedies that it did. These two young people did

nothing wrong except fall in love. Three aspects of their destruction

included the feud between the two families, the nurse and her betrayal

of Juliet and the most important aspect of all is fate.

The feud between the two families was one factor that

contributed to the love of Romeo and Juliet being destined for

destruction. "From ancient grudge break to new mutiny". The two families, Montagues and Capulets, had many problems. There was hate between the two families so much so that even the servants hated each other. This feud would have caused many problems for Romeo and Juliet: These two young lovers knew this and this is why they kept their marriage a secret.

If their parents discovered their secret, they would have made their children's lives miserable. Romeo and Juliet would not have been able to see each other. Both of these families were very stubborn and there was hardly any thing that would have made them become friends. In the prologue we learn that the only way the "strife" could be ended was by the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. "Doth with their death bury their parent's strife". Neither the Montagues or the Capulets would have accepted the marriage. Keeping the marriage a secret caused Romeo and Juliet to turn to other people for help. Sometimes these people gave them the wrong advice or just betrayed them.

The Nurse was one of these characters who betrayed the young

couple. The Nurse who was also Juliet's friend turned against her at

a very crucial time. The Nurse told Juliet that...