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Romeo and Juliet had a pure true love Throughout the play Shakespeare gives evidence of the vehement devotion they have for each other For instance their love is evident in that each is willing to love the other without regard for the consequences and both Romeo and Juliet love each other more than they love themselves This form of love is worth any sacrifice Furthermore their love and subsequent death brought peace to Verona however tragically it came about The love they had was worth any sacrifice including their lives Ironically Romeo and Juliet were not able to fully enjoy their love when they were alive only in death were they truly united Shakespeare showed the love that Romeo and Juliet had as the purest most idealistic form of love possible Only in that case was their love worth any sacrifice To experience the love that each had for the other was like heaven and both Romeo and Juliet would rather die than be separated When Romeo is exiled to Mantua Juliets response is immediate thought of suicide Juliet does go to the Friar for assistance but her visit to the Friar was more of a last resort Juliet says Unless thou tell me how I may prevent it If in they wisdom thou canst give no help Do thou but call my resolution wise and with this knife Ill help it presently If the Friar had been unable to help or if her heart would start to turn towards another man referring to Paris Juliet would have killed herself Their true love was worth their lives as Romeo puts it Let me be taen let me be put to death I am content so thou wilt have it so In the end of the play the feud between the two rivals the Capulet and the Montague families is finally resolved However the price of this resolution was far too great As the Prince
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