unjustified War

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Every war has a cause, but does the ends justify the means? In Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, Homer’s epic, The Iliad, and Remarque’s novel, All Quiet On the Western Front, questions the belief that war is never justified. The Capulets and Montagues ignorance of what began the feuding eventually leads to the tragic death of Romeo and Juliet; or Paris’ decision to pick Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess inevitably leads …

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…had transpired did not justify at the end. Unlike Machiavellian’s The Prince where he states, “The end justifies the means,” it, unfortunately does not hold true with the cases of two star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, the many deaths in the Trojan War and with Paul’s augmenting skeptical view in life before his death. The wars that these characters partook in could have been avoided. Therefore, war is and will never be justified.