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|Anonymous: how is romeo & juliet supposed to be interpreted, then? i'm not trying to pick a fight, i'm genuinely curious, because we didn't really go into it when i studied it in high school|
Oh no, It’s all good. People often don’t. It’s not about the fact that romeo and juliet were dumb and got people killed. It’s about the fact that the rivalry that the Capulets and Montagues had was so vicious and so aggressively instilled/taught/what-have-you by Lady/Lord Mont/Cap that these children weren’t free to explore love. I mean c’mon Tybalt gets so mad that his cousin is infatuated with a Montague that he fucking storms over to their territory with his biggest, baddest posse and just starts fucking swinging. And the Montagues are incapable of not rising to the bait because they know it’s expected of them. I mean Romeo doesn’t even want to fight Tybalt, he refuses to and then Tybalt kills his best friend and Romeo retaliates.
I’m not saying Romeo and Juliet are without flaw. Romeo is fickle, Juliet is impulsive. But they’re both too young to really understand the repercussions of their actions. They act the way young people act, selfishly and with their emotions.
THE ONLY REASON PEOPLE DIE IN ROMEO AND JULIET IS BECAUSE THEIR FAMILIES HAVE A VICIOUS, VIOLENT RIVALRY THAT THEY REFUSE TO LET GO. END OF STORY. NO VIOLENT RIVALRY= NO DEATHS.
I don’t really understand how people who have read the play miss this fact because Shakespeare wasn’t subtle. It’s spelled out in the prologue, and then the Prince explains it again and heightens the stakes, and then they say it again in the final scene. It’s like a well written essay and everybody misses the thesis.
I don’t want to come off as angry or whiny, it’s just that Romeo and Juliet is one of my favourite Shakespearean plays and it really irks me when people simplify and grossly misinterpret the point.
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