In 1597 a tragic story that would become one of the most well know plays was born into the world.
And with the birth of Romeo and Juliet came many lessons to be learned. Those lessons have impacted a lot of people around the world, but are they still relevant in today’s society? The main lesson is this historic play is that: with fighting, there will be harm. In Act 5, Scene 3 the Prince states that simple lesson, “Where be these enemies? Capulet! Montague! See, what a scourge is laid upon your hate,That heaven finds means to kill your Joys with love.
And I for winking at your discords too Have lost a brace of kinsmen: all are punish’d. ” The lesson of Romeo and Juliet still has relevance in today’s society in wars, marriages, and friendships. The Capulet’s and Montague’s have been in a war with each others families even before Romeo and Juliet’s time.
With the war between the families a lot of harm came from all the fghting. Tybalt and Mercutio died from fighting each other. In these modern days when a war is occurring, many lives are lost, which Just doesn’t cause harm to that person.It causes harm to the families of the one lost,to the friends of the lost, and to the country for which they are fighting for. Wars are meant for fighting for what you believe, but with all the harm done is it really worth it in the end? Of course back in Shakeseperare’s time no one had ever heard or thought that in 500 years people would get married more then once.
Lady Capulet or Lord Montague wouldn’t even know what to do if Lord Capulet or Lady Montague wanted to leave them. In today’s society every other family is going through or has gone through a divorce.A ain cause of divorce is fighting, which leads to much harm. Every family that has gone through a rough marriage can say harm has come rom the fghting. With marital fighting, children can be harmed, spouses can be harmed, and the overall family can be harmed. If Romeo and Juliet were to live in today’s society as a couple, would they last or would their love hold true? The friendships made over a lifetime are always unforgettable. Romeo and Mercutio had a great friendship.
Romeo defend Mercutio even after he had passed away. That’s a true friendship, but in today’s time riendships are a lot harder to keep.When you have a disagreement with friend things can get pretty ugly. Harmful things can be done out of spite, and harmful words can be said. Damage to your friendship can be done over those silly fghts that occur. Are those harmful words, and feelings really worth losing a friend? In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo defend his friends honor to the very last second he could, would people do that now in today’s society? One of the many lesson’s of Romeo and Juliet still holds true in today’s society. In has relevance today through wars, marriages, and riendships.
All three of those things are such an important part of today’s world. They were also a great ordeal in William Shakespeare’s time. In Romeo and Juliet wars, marriage, and friendship are what make the story such a great and memorable one. The lesson of with fghting will come harm will always hold true in any society, no matter how many years from now.
Romeo and Juliet will always be the story everyone, no matter what country or what year they are in, will know and read. What lessons they take out of it is up to them. Romeo and Juliet Essay By Rileychafer