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Essay tragedy The Essay question For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo NB woe is anguish or tragedy Is this how you see the play Romeo and Juliet My answer The Microsoft Encarta 2001 Dictionary describes tragedy as a serious play with a tragic theme often involving a heroic struggle and the downfall of the main character The play Romeo and Juliet is one that illustrates tragedy in many scenes such as how Juliet was destined to marry someone else when Romeo did not see the letter of a proposed duel from Tybalt when Romeo did not receive the letter about Juliets true state of health and how Romeo and Juliets love didnt change their families hatred of each other until Romeo and Juliet were killed although even in the Baz Lurhmann film after the deaths of Romeo and Juliet the families still hated each other All the catastrophes were caused because of the love of two star-crossed lovers ignoring their families hatred of each other but at least in Franco Zeffirellis film their families realised upon the deaths of Romeo and Juliet that hatred was not achieving anything but destruction and death and the families therefore came together to commence their friendship anew Firstly was the tragedy that Juliet could not in her parents wishes marry someone of her choice For some time there was tension in the household between Juliet and her parents over the issue and this tension is shown in the Zeffirelli film when Capulet slaps Juliet In many countries daughters have been given as gifts to other man like slaves All slave cases are tragedies even this one Secondly the letter that should have reached Romeo to warn him and challenge him to a duel was never received by Romeo The tragedy in this is the fact that if he had received the letter he would have steered clear of Tybalt and
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