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Triangle Theme Project

Romeo and Juliet: Triangle Theme Project


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Triangle Theme Project
"The odds are not always in your favor."
Pirates of the Caribbean
Presentation by Nicola Mussi, Aaron Canafe and Michael Veltkamp
Romeo kills Tybalt, his wife's closest cousin. Also, Romeo will inevitably be punished by the Prince: "O, I am fortune's fool!" (3.1.130)
After Romeo killed Tybalt in response to his killing Mercutio, Benvolio warns Romeo about how his reputation would change: "Romeo, away, be gone! The citizens are up, and Tybalt slain. Stand not amaz'd. The Prince will doom thee death if thou art taken. Hence, be gone, away!" (3.1.134-137)
Think About It
"The odds are not always in your favor." This theme occurs throughout the play "Romeo and Juliet". In life, there are many tragic events that happen to everyone. No one lives a perfectly happy life.
The Real World
This theme does not only apply to the play "Romeo and Juliet," but it also applies to real-world situations, movies, books, etc.

An example of this theme in media is the movie, "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest."
"The odds are not always in your favor."
The most prevalent
instance of the theme
"The odds are not always
in your favor," is when
Romeo and Juliet die. Of
course, death is very
In this movie, Jack Sparrow finally has the Black Pearl back.
However, due to a curse by Davy Jones, the dreaded
Kraken follows him. Jack realizes that he cannot beat the Kraken and makes a "heroic" last stand. Obviously, Jack is in an unfavorable position, and all the tables are turned against him.
In The Hunger Games, Primrose Everdeen was picked at the Reaping even though the odds were extremely low because she was 12 and had not put her name in for tesserae. For every year
after until age 19, the chances of being picked in this "raffle" increased by 1 ticket. A tessera (plural tesserae) is a supply of food traded for an extra ticket. This demonstrates how even when least expected, the odds can turn against you.
More examples of unfavorable odds...
Romeo finds his true love...and he discovers that she belongs to the family that his family hates: "Is she a Capulet...my life is my foe's debt!" (1.5.117)
Mercutio is killed by Tybalt even though Romeo
attempted to save both: "O Romeo, Romeo! Brave Mercutio is dead!" (3.1.110)
Juliet was also worried about Romeo being a Montague, and was scared Romeo would be killed by her family members: "...And the place death, considering who
thou art, If any of my kinsmen find thee here."
More Quoting
The Theme in One Sentence
Mercutio experienced unfair
circumstances when he was
wounded by Tybalt: "I'm hurt."
Juliet is pledged to be married
to Count Paris, but she refuses
and wants to take a coma-
inducing potion, to escape
The odds aren't always in your favor;

No one lives a happy life, because everyone

will have unfair circumstances: That's just

how life is.
-Friar Lawrence has walked Juliet through the
plan: Juliet would drink the poison, be in a
death-like coma for 42 hours, which would
cause everyone to grieve. She would be buried
and would wake up after the 42 hours have
passed, and she would flee to Mantua to live
with Romeo.
-Juliet said that if the plan failed, she would kill
herself, saying that she had the strength to do
so: "If all else fail, myself have power to die."
More examples of misfortune to the undeserving...
Everyone dies, everyone gets sick, everyone

gets injured, and everyone loses something

important. Everyone suffers.
More examples....
Romeo experienced a very impacting tragedy, after he killed Tybalt. Romeo was sent away to wait for the Prince's verdict as to how he would be punished. Benvolio defended Romeo, saying to the Prince of Verona that Romeo tried to stop the fighting, but Tybalt killed Mercutio, and out of anger Romeo killed him. The Prince still punished Romeo and banished him from Verona: "Immediately do we exile him hence."
"The odds are not always in your favor."

This quote can be supported by the fact that Romeo was crushed when he heard the news about Juliet: (Balthasar): "Then she is well, and nothing can be ill. Her body sleeps in Capels’ monument, and her immortal part with angels lives. I saw her laid low in her kindred's vault and presently took post to tell it you. O, pardon me for bringing these ill news, since you did leave it for my office, sir. " (5.1.17-23)
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