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'We were born to die': Romeo and Juliet


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While Romeo and Juliet consummate their marriage offstage, their one night in the sheets of love is shaded by the ghostly presence of winding sheets. Tybalt's death hangs over Verona, as old Capulet says to Paris:

Look you, she lov'd her kinsman Tybalt dearly, And so did I. Well, we were born to die. 'Tis very late, she'll not come down to-night.1 (III.iv.3-5)

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