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Is Romeo and Juliets death a tragedy of two families or a tragedy of a city In the following quote W H Auden says The tragedy of Romeo and Julietis not simply a tragedy of two individuals but the tragedy of a city Everybody in the city is one way or another involved in and responsible for what happens I agree with this quote In the rest of this essay you will read why One reason why it is a tragedy of a city is because almost everyone is involved Almost the whole city attended the party which the Capulets held Even Romeo attended the party Now the audience of the play knows that even the citys citizens are involved The next reason is when Benvolio and Tybalt exchange insults At first they just argue Then within a blink of an eye you see masses of people fighting People come from all sides To me it looked as if the whole town was present at the brawl The third and most consequential reason is the ending of the play at Romeo and Juliets funeral The star crossed lovers bodies were carried out into the center of town All of Verona was following There were masses of people The whole town was present This reason made me decide the lovers deaths were a trgedy of a city In conclusion with all the people involved in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliets death the tragedy was of a city
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