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Friar Lawrence Essay

652 words - 3 pages

Friar Lawrence Letter
Dear Lord Capulet and Lord Montague,
I have come to your attention to clear things up with the feud your two families are having. I need to address the reasons why your families shouldn't be in this argument. There are more reasons than the ones that have been stated in this letter, but I can only fit so much. One of the 3 reasons is that there have been deaths because of this feud, that shouldn't be happening. Another reason that it is disturbing the peace and the citizens in this town. The last reason is that the Capulets and the Montagues have absolutely no reason at all to be fighting, unnecessary negativity. I will explain all these reasons in detail so that the two families are clear in why this useless feud needs to end.
One of the reasons your two families shouldn’t be fight is because we don’t need ...view middle of the document...

The prince says: “Have thrice disturbed the quiet of our streets, And made Verona’s ancient citizens, Cast by their grave-beseeming ornament” (1.1.93-95). He is explaining to you that your fight is getting to the citizens and it’s no longer a private problem. Since you have argued publicly, the citizens have acted out in response to the fight. The prince warns your two families that this isn't to happen again and it’s STILL happening, and it’s still disturbing the peace of our citizens.
The past is in the past, there is no reason for your two families to be fighting for something that happened years ago. In the prologue before Act 1 it states that “Two households, both alike in dignity, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny” If it is ancient, then you have no actual reason to be fighting, you're just laying over your families’ past. In that quote, it also states that your two household are both alike in “social class standing”, therefore , you should be getting along even more since you have a lot in common but you will never find out what you have in common if you don't get over it and start to socialize. The feud is based off of old news and it isn’t actually a reason to be fighting, its an excuse to keep the fight on.If your ancestors fought then leave it with the ancestors and in the past don't carry it on to the future.

On the opposing side I could see why you still want to be arguing, family is family. since your past family generations have been fighting, you guys feel the need to carry on the feud. Afterall, family does come first BUT you could be the turning point with this generation and just get along like normal civilized people. If you got along the streets of Verona would be peaceful and calm. You wouldn't have to worry about running into a member of the opposing side so you wouldn’t have any stress. There would be no fights, no deaths and everyone, including the citizens, will be friends.

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