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Romeo And Juliet And The Theme Of Death

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Slash, cling, clank these are the sounds that are heard in a sword fight as a man is killed. In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare the theme death is portrayed many times by the characters Marcutio, Romeo, and Juliet.The first instance of the theme death was in act 3 when Marcutio challenged Tybalt to a sword fight. 'Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find a grave man.'(Act three, scene 1, line 104.) Also as Marcutio is dying he says 'Help me into some house, Benvolio, Or I shall Faint.' (Act 3, scene 1, line 113.) Both these quotes show how ...view middle of the document...

Second when Romeo is about to drink the poison he says, 'Here's to my love! [Drinks.] O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die. [Falls.]' (Act 5, scene 3, line 122). These quote show how Romeo loves Juliet. So much he will die to be with her.' The next quotes show how Juliet's feelings are mutual to Romeo's.After Juliet wakes up from her death like coma she sees Romeo's dead corpse and notices that he had never got the message from the friar. 'O churl! Drunk all, and left no friendly drop to help me after? I will kiss his lips. Haply some poison yet doth hang on them. To make me die with a restorative.' The next quote shows how the poison has no effect on Juliet, and how she is so desperate to be with Romeo she will stab herself. 'O happy dagger! [Snatches Romeo's dagger.] This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die. [She stabs herself and falls.] These quote all show Romeo and Juliet's mutual feelings on how they will die to be together.All these quotes show how the theme death was portrayed by the characters Marcutio, Romeo, and Juliet in the play Romeo and Juliet. This theme was very important to the play in that if they didn't love each other enough to die for one another the family feud wouldn't have been ended. Now Romeo and Juliet may be together in a better place were there names don't matter.

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