Why Did Romeo and Juliet Kill Themselves?

Updated: November 28, 2022
Romeo and Juliet killed themselves because they were not able to be together and they thought that death was better than living without each other.
Detailed answer:

An intense, passionate relationship can sometimes lead to extreme consequences. Romeo and Juliet were in love when they got married, but their love for each other went so deep that it nearly drove them crazy. They were young and impulsive, so when their elders forbade them from seeing each other, they couldn’t help themselves. They only thought about each other and not about what the consequences would be if they saw each other. Needless to say, the two lovers were very desperate to be together; they both thought death was better than being apart. Romeo was banished from Verona for killing Tybalt, his friend’s cousin who was fighting with him over Rosaline (Romeo’s first love). He didn’t want to leave Juliet behind so he took her with him on his journey into exile. Juliet’s parents had arranged for her to marry Paris, so she pretended to be dead by taking poison, so that Romeo could come back and rescue her from death and then they could live happily ever after together forever in peace.

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