Love is stronger than hate

By Carolyn Daisey '23

One of the life lessons I learned is that too much of a good thing can turn out bad, as this was clearly shown in Romeo and Juliet. When Romeo and Juliet first met they had instantly fallen in love with one another; however, they quickly pursued marriage. With how fast Romeo and Juliet fell in love and went to marry, it came crashing down and ended terribly. Due to their love, both Romeo and Juliet and four others died. Another life lesson that Romeo and Juliet has taught me is that communication is key. Romeo and Juliet ended in a suicide tragedy because of simple miscommunication. Juliet had faked her own death, but Romeo had no idea that she had faked it. Romeo took his own life because he thought that Juliet had and wanted to join her; however, Juliet was just simply sleeping. If there was any communication during this, they would have had a chance of a long life together. The last life lesson that was taught during the story of Romeo and Juliet is that love is stronger than hate. Although Romeo and Juliet did not get to have their happy ending, the love that they had for each other managed a miracle. The Capulets and Montagues finally ended their feud that lasted generations because of Romeo and Juliet’s deaths. These life lessons are very meaningful in Romeo and Juliet and prove to be very impactful in the real world as well.