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Every war has a cause but does the ends justify the means In Shakespeares tragedy Romeo and Juliet Homers epic The Iliad and Remarques novel All Quiet On the Western Front questions the belief that war is never justified The Capulets and Montagues ignorance of what began the feuding eventually leads to the tragic death of Romeo and Juliet or Paris decision to pick Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess inevitably leads to the Trojan War And All Quiet On the Western Fronts Paul who enters war believing that the cause is just eventually loses his faith and hope and later dies without knowing the grounds on which the war was based upon These three works lead the readers to believe war will never compensate for its cause In Romeo and Juliet the feuding of the Capulets eventually leads to the tragic fate of their beloved ones Romeo and his beloved Juliet meets an untimely death because of opposing families despite the fact that they no longer know why they are feuding Nevertheless the fateful tragic end of Romeo and Juliet will never be justified because of the families ignorance of what began the quarrel In The Iliad the Trojan War begins when Paris the Trojan prince chooses Aphrodite to be the most beautiful goddess As a reward Aphrodite grants Paris wish to have the most beautiful girl who is Menelaos wife Helen Then Menelaos wanting his wife back seeks revenge and commences the Trojan War After nine years goes by with neither forces gaining a clear advantage Odysseus from the Greek forces comes with an idea to build a large wooden horse to house the Greeks in The Trojans not knowing what to make with the situation happily takes in the horse believing it is a gift from the Greeks to finally end the war However during the night the Greek forces rush out of the horse and plunder the city Menelaos finally
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