Romeo and Juliet

Look back at the prince's speech about love killing the families' joy (scene 3). It seems ironic that love could kill, but how in this play did love kill joy? In what way is the whole play about the way heaven scourged, or punished people for hating?

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Children are the greatest joy known to any family, and in this play the loss of young lives would have devasted a number of familes. The senseless feuding and prideful behavior of generations was directly responsible for the deaths of all of our characters. Looking for fights, sneaking around, punishments, honor..... all of these things took place within the play as a direct result of a feud no one could remember the reason for..... joy was lost.


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