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      In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliets, the pillars of society have failed Romeo and Juliet a numerous amount of times. The law fails to end the family feud, religion fails to make better choices when marrying Romeo and Juliet, and the family, in other words the Montagues and the Capulets continue to act immature and they keep feuding. Family, law ,and religion should not have failed Romeo and Juliet as they are pillars of society and are to be held to higher standards.    The parents fail Romeo and Juliet because the Capulets and the Montagues continued the family feud and Lady capulet as well as capulet have differents ideas on Juliet marrying count paris. As the Capulets and the Montagues continue the feud, It makes it difficult for Juliet’s family to accept Romeo and she knows that, but according to juliet, She is willing to disown herself and her name from being part of the house of the capulets:”O Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name, or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I’ll no longer be a Capulet”(2.2.33-35). In others words, Juliet is talking about how she is unfortunate because Romeo is a Montague, Juliet states that if he does not change his name to just swear you love love her and she will no longer be a Capulet. Equally important to how the parents and the family fail Romeo and Juliet was because Lady capulet as well as capulet have different ideas about Juliet marrying count, it shows this when capulet says,” Let two more summers wither in their pride eve we may think her ripe to be a bride”(1.2.10-11). As an illustration, sir capulet recommends Count paris and juliet to wait two more summers before they  get married to see if they truly love each other . In addition to the parents and the family failing them, Friar lawrence also fails Romeo and Juliet.     Friar Lawrence fails Romeo and Juliet because Friar Lawrence does not believe that  Romeo’s love was authentic because not too long ago Romeo was crying for Rosaline and now he wants to marry Juliet, but Friar Lawrence marries them anyways. Friar  also fails them when Friar Lawrence’s plan fails by trying to get his letter to romeo to let romeo know Juliet’s death was false. Even though Romeo was in love with Rosaline then fell in love with juliet only by her physical appearance, Friar decides to marry Romeo and Juliet because he thinks it will end the between the Capulets and the Montagues:”But come, young waverer, Come go with me. In one respect I’ll thy assistant be, for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households rancor to pure love”(2.3.96-99). In other words,Friar Lawrence is telling Romeo and Juliet to follow him to get married. Friar Lawrence say that in respect he will give his assistance and marry them, but not because he thinks it is true love but because he thinks it can end the family feud. Not to mention Friar lawrence plan fails when trying to get his letter to Romeo to let Romeo know Juliet’s death was false.When Friar Lawrence was informed by Friar John he says,”who bare my letter, then to Romeo? Friar John:” I could not deliver the letter, and Friar Lawrence reacts with anger.The law and the prince Escalus have a profound role in the play Romeo and Juliet deaths because the prince fails to stop the family feud, and he doesn’t do enough to end it instead he only warns them, the prince also later on banishes Romeo and does not kill him. Prince Escalus does not end the family feud because when the house of the Capulets and the Montagues would quarrel in the streets of verona, he would only give a warning when he says,” If ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace”(1.1.86-87). In other words the prince Escalus say that if there is ever another fight that disturbs the streets of verona the Montagues and the Capulets will be prosecuted. Not to mention the prince Escalus banished Romeo and does not kill him when the quarrel took place because Romeo kills Tybalt, Reason being Tybalt killed Mercutio who was Romeo’s cousin and Romeo wanted revenge so he kills Tybalt. The prince only Banishes romeo and does not kill him because of what tybalt did the prince says,” But I’ll amerce you with so strong a fine that you shall all repent the loss of mine and I will be deaf to pleading and excuses; nor tears nor prayers shall purchase out abuse. Therefore use none. Let Romeo hence in haste,else,when he’s found, that hour is the last”(3.1.152-157) As an illustration the prince says he will punish you so harshly that you will regret causing the death. He won’t listen to your please or excuses, and that you cannot get out of the consequences, so do not bother. He tells the crowd to also go tell Romeo to leave the city immediately or else, if he is found, he will be killed.     It is abundantly clear that the pillars of society fail Romeo and Juliet. The parent fail when Capulets and lady Capulet have different ideas on juliet marrying Count Paris, Law fails to stop the family feud with the Capulets and the Montagues, and Friar Lawrence fails his plan which led to the death of Romeo and Juliet.This shows the impact that life’s challenges can to do the life of a human being.          

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