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* Lord Montague is known to have a living heir (his nephew Benvolio). Lord Capulet has none that we know of.


* Possibly even sadder than the loss of the title pair is the fate of those who remain. Here's the Nurse, Lady Capulet and Lord Capulet, who loved Juliet so much. They've just lost Tybalt, the closest thing to a child they had besides Juliet. And, having already lost Juliet once (when they ''thought'' she was dead) they have to go through the pain ''all over again'', knowing that they could have saved her if they'd only known, knowing that their poor, extremely young daughter spent the last moments of her life in pain and heartbreak. Lord Capulet has to live with the fact that, in one of his last conversations with her, he frightened and threatened her, expressing that he wished she had never been born, and that his actions probably were what ''drove her'' to fake her own death. The Nurse was in on the marriage, but didn't know enough to save Juliet. Then there's Lord Montague, who's all alone now that his wife ''and his only son'' are dead, and poor Benvolio, who (if he's even alive) has lost his two best friends... take it all together, this might just be the saddest ending in the history of literature.

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* Possibly even sadder than the loss of the title pair is the fate of those who remain. Here's the Nurse, Lady Capulet and Lord Capulet, who loved Juliet so much. They've just lost Tybalt, the closest thing to a child they had besides Juliet. And, having already lost Juliet once (when they ''thought'' she was dead) they have to go through the pain ''all over again'', knowing that they could have saved her if they'd only known, knowing that their poor, extremely young daughter spent the last moments of her life in pain and heartbreak. Lord Capulet has to live with the fact that, in one of his last conversations with her, he frightened and threatened her, expressing that he wished she had never been born, and that his actions probably were what ''drove her'' to fake her own death. The Nurse was in on the marriage, but didn't know enough to save Juliet. Then there's Lord Montague, who's all alone now that his wife ''and his only son'' are dead, and poor Benvolio, who (if he's even alive) has lost his two best friends...friends, and the Prince, who has lost two kinsmen and blames himself for not putting his foot down sooner... take it all together, this might just be the saddest ending in the history of literature.


* The music as Juliet dies in the Zeffirelli movie.
** The Love Theme of the 1968 film, What Is A Youth/A Time For Us (they were also covered by Andy Williams and Josh Groban). The lyrics are incredibly melancholic once you put it in context with the story. ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FHpmn-KYec A world of shining hope for you and me..."]]''
* Mercutio's death in the Baz Luhrmann version.
* In the ''Romeo+Juliet'' version, Juliet's reaction after seeing Romeo die in her arms. The long pause let out by a single sob. It's powerful.
* The ending to the 1968 film, [[SilenceIsGolden And how.]]

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* The music as Juliet dies in the Zeffirelli movie.
** The Love Theme of the 1968 film, What Is A Youth/A Time For Us (they were also covered by Andy Williams and Josh Groban). The lyrics are incredibly melancholic once you put it in context with the story. ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FHpmn-KYec A world of shining hope for you and me..."]]''
* Mercutio's death in the Baz Luhrmann version.
* In the ''Romeo+Juliet'' version, Juliet's reaction after seeing Romeo die in her arms. The long pause let out by a single sob. It's powerful.
* The ending to the 1968 film, [[SilenceIsGolden And how.]]


** A lot of people found it (the sob) incredibly {{narm}}y, as well as the fact that Juliet takes a good ten seconds before she reaches out and touches Romeo (although this could be interpreted as her still being woozy from the potion. See [[https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Narm/FilmQToZ here]].


* Every sweet, tender or adorable moment between the two lovers become this when you know what happens to them in the end.

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* Every sweet, tender or adorable moment between the two lovers become this when since you know what happens to them in the end.

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** The Love Theme of the 1968 film, What Is A Youth/A Time For Us (they were also covered by Andy Williams and Josh Groban). The lyrics are incredibly melancholic once you put it in context with the story. ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FHpmn-KYec A world of shining hope for you and me..."]]''


* Mercutio's death is heartbreaking. Up to this point, Romeo was refusing to fight Tybalt because Tybalt was his relative by marriage. Then Mercutio jumps in, and fights because he thinks Romeo is being a wimp. Tybalt stabs him and then Romero kills him in a righteous grief. Prince Escalus's reaction is PapaWolf and TranquilFury, as the bloodbath starts. He gets mad at Lady Capulet for trying to defend Tybalt, and tells her that he's fining her family for the loss. Then he banishes Romeo as a CurleMercy.

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* Mercutio's death is heartbreaking. Up to this point, Romeo was refusing to fight Tybalt because Tybalt was his relative by marriage. Then Mercutio jumps in, and fights because he thinks Romeo is being a wimp. Tybalt stabs him and then Romero Romeo kills him in a righteous grief. Prince Escalus's reaction is PapaWolf and TranquilFury, as the bloodbath starts. He gets mad at Lady Capulet for trying to defend Tybalt, and tells her that he's fining her family for the loss. Then he banishes Romeo as a CurleMercy.CruelMercy.

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* Mercutio's death is heartbreaking. Up to this point, Romeo was refusing to fight Tybalt because Tybalt was his relative by marriage. Then Mercutio jumps in, and fights because he thinks Romeo is being a wimp. Tybalt stabs him and then Romero kills him in a righteous grief. Prince Escalus's reaction is PapaWolf and TranquilFury, as the bloodbath starts. He gets mad at Lady Capulet for trying to defend Tybalt, and tells her that he's fining her family for the loss. Then he banishes Romeo as a CurleMercy.



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* Every sweet, tender or adorable moment between the two lovers become this when you know what happens to them in the end.





* The music as Juliet dies in the Zeferelli movie.

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* The music as Juliet dies in the Zeferelli Zeffirelli movie.


* This isn't tragic as a story of two in-love youths made victims of a petty rivalry, it's as a story about a couple of kids throwing away their lives because of imagined feuds. So many wasted years...
** Imagined? Did you miss the part where the families were brawling in the streets just for being around to pick a fight?

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* This isn't tragic as a story of two in-love youths made victims of a petty rivalry, it's as a story about a couple of kids throwing away their lives because of imagined feuds. So many wasted years...
** Imagined? Did you miss the part where the families were brawling in the streets just for being around to pick a fight?

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** Imagined? Did you miss the part where the families were brawling in the streets just for being around to pick a fight?


** A lot of people found it (the sob) incredibly {{narm}}y, as well as the fact that Juliet takes a good ten seconds before she reaches out and touches Romeo (although this could be interpreted as he still being woozy from the potion. See [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Narm/FilmQToZ here]].

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** A lot of people found it (the sob) incredibly {{narm}}y, as well as the fact that Juliet takes a good ten seconds before she reaches out and touches Romeo (although this could be interpreted as he her still being woozy from the potion. See [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Narm/FilmQToZ here]].

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** A lot of people found it (the sob) incredibly {{narm}}y, as well as the fact that Juliet takes a good ten seconds before she reaches out and touches Romeo (although this could be interpreted as he still being woozy from the potion. See [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Narm/FilmQToZ here]].

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* The music as Juliet dies in the Zeferelli movie.

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