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How did Romeo and Juliet die? What obstacles did lovers meet on their way? Bring examples to support your arguments.

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The death of the star-crossed lovers was indeed tragic and proves how making decisions impetuously could lead to dangerous consequences. The young infatuated lovers faced many obstacles in their relationship as they were caught in the middle of the feud between their families. The path to their tragic ending begins when Romeo is banished from Verona to Mantua. Juliet and Friar Laurence plan a fake death for Juliet in a plan that Romeo would come and rescue her. However, Romeo is unable to receive the message from the messenger, and instead hears of her demise from Balthazar.

In a state of desperation, he takes poison from Apothecary and goes to Juliet's tomb in order to die with her. When he gets there, he meets Paris, and they have an encounter where Romeo kills him. He then takes Juliet in his arms and says his goodbye. He then takes the poison and lies besides her, dead. As Juliet is only unconscious from the portion, she awakens to find Romeo dead. In deep grief, he moans his death and uses his dagger to stab herself saying, O happy dagger, / This is thy sheath (Act 5 Scene 3, 169-170).  They are both dead with their bodies lying beside each other in the same tomb. By the time the Friar arrives at the tomb, there is nothing that can be done. He is left to retell the events to the others. It took the death of their children for the Capulets and the Montagues to resolve their feud.