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By mariahteneal38, Brush Prairie, WA

Have you ever heard the saying, “you’re caught between a rock and a hard place”? That’s exactly what happened to Juliet in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, a play about a suicidal, drama-obsessed boy secretly getting married to a girl from a rival gang, eventually ending both of their lives. Juliet faked her death because she didn't want to marry Paris, her parents threatened her, Romeo got banished, she thought it was her only choice, and Friar Lawrence told her to.
To begin, Juliet pretended to die because she didn't want to marry Paris. She didn't love Paris and she wanted to be faithful to Romeo, since she was already married to him. In act four Paris said to Juliet, "Do not deny...that you love me" and she replied, "I will confess to you that I love him" (4.

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