Juliet also portrays tragic flaw, as she is very impetuous and impulsive when making decisions, leading to her demise. Therefore, an influential theme found in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is that a simple mistake caused by a tragic flaw can lead to tragedy. Romeo, the protagonist of Romeo and Juliet, faces death because of a simple flaw. Romeo is a Montague, enemy of Juliet’s family, the Capulets. Initially, Romeo is madly in love with Rosaline, but after meeting Juliet at the party, falls deeply in love with her.
Romeo and Juliet were two young lovers from troubled families. Their love was so strong that they ended up dying for eachother. But who is to blame for this horrible tragedy? I believe that some of the characters to blame for this are Friar Lawrence, the two families, and Romeo and Juliet. These characters show to be to blame because they either disobeyed, were too reckless, should’ve payed more attention, or should’ve been more understanding.
In the book Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, there are endless themes relating to different topics. However, the topic of hate seems to be a recurring topic that isn’t payed as much attention to. Hate is futile because it pushes people away from each other, this theme is shown by characterizing Capulet and his uncaringness as responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths. Not only did he threaten Juliet with disowning her if she refused to marry Paris, but he was also uncaring of her emotions, which led Romeo and Juliet to pursue their dangerous plan of running away. In the end, he lost Juliet, who never even married Paris.
Romeo thinks that his blurred sense of reality due to romanticism has let Mercutio die to Tybalt. Romeo furiously states, “[His] very friend, hath got this mortal hurt / In [his] behalf. [His] reputation stained / With Tybalt’s slander…” (III.1.115-117).
The Ten Commandments is an important aspect of the religion motif that plays a big part in character development and audience sympathy with characters through the play. One of the most well known commandments is the fifth one that says thou shall not kill. Murder is considered by pretty much everyone to be the worst crime of all time and is a serious mortal sin. Romeo actually kills two people in this play as evident in, “[They fight, Tybalt/Paris falls]” (3,1,125) (5,3,71). This should make the audience really despise Romeo along with the rest of the characters in the play, but this really is not the case.
Audiences witness a large misuse of the term by Orsino in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Even more so, however, can this misuse be seen in today’s society. People have become obsessed with the idea of finding love, and in doing so, they often try too hard to falsely attribute their feelings to it. Phrases such as “love at first sight” and “hit it off immediately” have become all too common when describing feelings of lust rather than love. The television and media have a large part to do with this, romanticizing the idea and spreading it under a false context.
That causes Romeo and Juliet to take their own life at the end. Romeo is a Montague while Juliet is a Capulet, the Montague and the Capulets hate each other. In this play there are multiple deaths, like Tybalt dying from Romeo, who was avenging Mercutio 's death from Tybalt. All that fighting causes Romeo to be banished. After all that, Romeo allegedly hears of Juliet 's “death” so he goes back to Verona and kills himself next to Juliet.
Tragedy is all around us in the world. The tragedy of Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet is that so many people receive fault for the death of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence is at fault because he tells Juliet to fake her death and he is unable to communicate this to Romeo. Fate is also to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
That disappeared once he saw Juliet. In my opinion Romeo and Juliet’s love is not real. Romeo was just lusting after Juliet because he could not get Rosalind and Juliet was easier to get. Shakespeare uses a lot of religious imagery in this
She never recovers from the devastating death of her young husband, indirectly caused by the nature of his sexual desire. The death of her relatives are instrumental in reducing her to poverty, as do the desires, the costly “epic fornications” of her forebears. Her own promiscuous sexual desire destroys her reputation and her professional career. (Henthorne ) The death of her relatives leaves deep scars on Blanche’s soul, but even deeper scares are
Later in the tragedy, Romeo sees Juliet dead in the mausoleum, and decides to express his love for her, then drink the poison. Once Juliet awakes from her deep sleep and sees Romeo dead, she takes her own life with a dagger. Both Juliet and Romeo’s tragic downfall could have been avoided if Romeo thought about the consequences before he murdered Tybalt. Romeo’s rash behaviors in Romeo and Juliet resulted in many negative consequences, and he consistently acted impetuously that impacted others in an unnecessary way. The actions he committed to were ideally the cause of the death for three major characters .
Romeo and Juliet is as you know very challenging to read and follow along too but in my opinion this is what helps high school students develop good reading. If a student is capable to read along to a shakespeare play fluently with only minor mistakes and errors then they would be most fully capable to read a standard high school english book that is much more simpler then something like Romeo and Juliet. Also it slightly opens students eyes to what old english used to be like and how it was spoken in the time of shakespeare. In addition some teachers go the extra mile and will actually set a
In William Shakespeare 's classic play, Romeo and Juliet, there are two families that have a bitter rivalry but, there is a little love in the air that ends with severe depression. There is one person to blame for letting the depression get worse. Friar Lawrence thinks that everyone should like each other and not dislike anyone. He also makes potions to change people and not letting time change them. Friar Lawrence is undoubtedly to blame for the tragic, depressing events that unfold the “loving” play, Romeo and Juliet.
Who is to Blame in Romeo and Juliet As the New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder once said, “Trusting is hard. Knowing who to trust, even harder.” Often we misjudged people, and sometimes we place our trust in the wrong person. It is all too easy to place your trust in someone and have them lead you astray.
Romeo 's impulsive behavior and perilous love for Juliet proved to be fatal for both of them. If he had been loyal to the Montague family, and resisted his risky love for Juliet, he would have saved both of their lives. In addition, his extreme, unbridled passion for Juliet put both of them in danger. Even though Romeo was primarily responsible for their deaths and others, Friar also contributed to the deaths of both Romeo and Juliet. By allowing Romeo’s persuasive words and undying passion for Juliet to persuade him to go along with the wedding, he put them both in a risky situation which led to their demise.