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Themes in Romeo and Juliet

Final Theme- Romeo and Juliet A theme is a central idea in a piece of writing. Many plays have themes that are necessary in the play as well as being significant and capturing the main ideas. In the play Romeo and Juliet by, William Shakespeare the themes that are necessary are misunderstanding and miscommunication. Keeping the secret of marriage of Romeo, a member of the Montague family and Juliet, a member of the Capulet family causes a misunderstanding in the Capulet family. Understandably, Juliet doesn’t tell her family that she has married Romeo since he is a member of the rival Montague family. If the Capulet family were to know about the marriage they wouldn’t force their daughter to marry Paris, a friend of the Prince. Capulet has little choice but to understand Juliet’s refusal to marry Paris as unreasonable, and he thus pushes her into the marriage with Paris. If Paris had known that Juliet has already married someone he wouldn’t want to marry her anymore. Also, if the Capulet family had known about this marriage, Tybalt, a member of the Capulet family would not have fought with Romeo and hence, Romeo would not have been banished from Verona. Another example of misunderstanding is where Romeo misunderstands that Juliet is dead. This causes Romeo to obtain poison and kill him as well as Juliet. If Friar Laurence had not developed his weak plan of Juliet acting as though she is dead and once the Capulet family puts her in to their vault that Romeo and the Friar would come and get her so they could escape, but unfortunately that did not happen and because of the weak plan Romeo and Juliet could still have been alive. Also, Romeo’s servant, Balthasar doesn’t know the whole plan and only sees Juliet’s body in the tomb and so he assumes that she is dead and goes off to tell Romeo of what he has seen. Miscommunication is also significant and necessary in the play Romeo and Juliet. An example to show how miscommuni...

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