This opening to the tragic play, already indicates that a death will occur because of the consequences of family and the result of their love towards each other, “continuance of their parent’s rage,”. William Shakespeare has already created the dramatic
Shakespeare writes the play giving the audience the final decision of who is at fault for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Throughout the play fault can be placed on Romeo. He makes a variety of choices that lead to Juliet’s death and his own. Romeo is constantly blaming his own careless behaviors on fate. He is warned not to attend the party but he smirks at fate by saying, “But he that hath the steerage of my course/Direct my sail,” (1.4.119-120).
In theory, this should have caused Juliet to feel pure hatred towards Romeo. Ironically, Tybalt 's death brought the couple even closer together in love. However, the Capulet family did not know of the secret relationship and wanted to put Romeo to his death. Tybalt 's death affected each member of the Capulet family and moved the plot closer to its tragic ending. As Tybalt 's legacy, Romeo was exiled from Verona, and for a time, could not see Juliet anymore.
Romeo says that she doesn’t want to fall in love and he says that she beautiful and has lovely eyes, but she is sadly a vrigin and vowed it. Romeo also mentions that Rosalina will die with beauitful, and her beauty will die with her. No matter how hard Romeo tried Rosalina wouldn’t get impressed. One of the personification found in Romeo and Juliet was If love be rough with you, be rough with love. Prick love for pricking, and you beat love down (Act 1, Scene 4, Page 2).
This time is Juliet he uses to convey the message: “Oh, God! I have a bad feeling about this! I see you, there on the ground, As one dead in the bottom of a tomb.” (Shakespeare p.65) He uses foreshadowing this time to remind us, that even though Romeo is going to be safe if he leaves, the imminent death of the character is coming and he will be lying in a tomb with his beloved Juliet. Juliet also mentions latter her death by a dagger to the friar, when she is trying to find a solution to her forced marriage to Paris, another example of foreshadowing. The chain of tragic and violent events keep adding on as the time for the main characters to part this world comes closer.
Sadly, things turn out for the worse as the two characters, due to misunderstandings and ill-timed events end up killing themselves. For example, in the last act just after Romeo kills Paris, and then himself, Juliet wakes only to see her beloved’s corpse as Friar Lawrence rushes over to her. Friar Lawrence is stating that a higher power, in this case, fate has ruined their plan. We know that Friar Lawrence is talking about fate when he says that they cannot contradict this power. According to this play you cannot contradict fate, it always has it’s way in the end, whether we know it or not.
In act 3 after Tybalt’s and Mercutio’s deaths, Benvolio tells Romeo that the prince will probably punish him with a death sentence if he get caught and he should flee away quickly. Romeo’s reply was “O, I am fortune’s fool” (3.1.132). Romeo here is saying that he is destined for bad luck and misfortune all his life which is a reference to the prologue where it says that Romeo and Juliet are destined for bad luck and that their deaths will eventually lead to peace between their families. In short, Romeo is once again blaming fate for the bad decision he made about killing Tybalt, his cousin. In a smilier way, in act 1 Romeo has shown that he truly believes that his life is controlled by destiny and fate when he talked about a dream that he had with Benvolio and Mercutio before heading to the
“A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.” -Chorus, in the Prologue. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, destiny has had a greater impact on all the characters through either for their love towards each other or attitudes among each other that will result in a horrible tragedy. There is always a second opinion that it was a personal choice that leads them to the actions they did, but fate had ruled over them to make decisions that were just meant to be. In the beginning, fate had struck Romeo at the right time when he was super devastated when he discovered that Rasoline didn’t love him. When he ran into one of the Capulet servants that didn’t know how to read he found out that they were hosting a party, and wanted to go because he saw Rosaline name on the guest list and he knew that he had to go to win Rosaline back.
This quote, which was hours after Romeo first met Juliet, explicitly shows how quick Romeo was to immediately fall for Juliet and want her to be his almost immediately. It is human instinct to want to jump immediately into romance when you truly begin to like someone, but by following this rush, Romeo only ended up hurting Juliet and his chances together. This could have been simply evaded by moving at a slow, calculated pace to appease their families and also to sort out a plan where the two can escape together. Following instinct only lead them to
Last, Friar Laurence played a huge role in the lovers’ death by uniting Romeo and Juliet and forming a plan to keep them together, hoping to end the feud between the two families. For instance, after the death of Mercutio and Tybalt, Friar was still unaware of the consequences of Romeo and Juliet 's marriage. Instead, he continued his effort in uniting the lovers. The plan he concocted for uniting them was perilous and ill- conceived. He decided to fake Juliet 's death in order to help her out of her bind and unite her with Romeo in Mantua.
For them to spot each other from across the room in a place where Romeo would normally have been forbidden, is concrete proof that fate was in full command. There are many deaths in the story of Romeo and Juliet. Mercutio’s and Tybalt’s had been one of those that were most influential to the story. The passing of Tybalt created chaos between the two families, especially the two lovers. With Romeo banished, Juliet came to the resort of faking her death so that Romeo could save her, but as we all know, that plan
The fact that Romeo fails to comply with the rule that a Montague and Capulet cannot marry shows his impulsivity. Juliet only briefly thinks of the difficulty of the two families coming together, but is then drawn back to Romeo’s convincing suggestion. This situation is one of the fatal mistakes that leads to the death of Romeo, Juliet, and many others. In another instance, Tybalt engaged in a fight with Mercutio, Romeo’s best friend, resulting in Mercutio’s death. Mercutio stepped in to take Romeo’s place unaware of the fact that Romeo was now part of the Capulet family and therefore unwilling to fight Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin.
He also believed Balthasar when Balthasar says Juliet died, Romeo then spontaneously decided he will die with Juliet, Creating the Tragic ending of the play. Romeo has many dreams in the play giving messages to Romeo yet Romeo chooses to ignore them, making his own choice instead of fate. Before the Capulet party, Romeo spoke about a dream that someone close to him will die if he proceeds into the party. Instead of listening he decides to continue forward ignoring his dream and choosing his action himself, leading to the death of Mercutio. Romeo caused the Death of Mercutio by ignorantly stepping in between the quarrel of Mercutio and Tybalt, letting Tybalt stab Mercutio under Romeo 's arm.
This plan was made because of how desperate Juliet was to see Romeo again. He wanted to reassure Juliet that she would once again see Romeo but, this plan was made on the spot with evaluation in it. Once the plan of meeting up with Romeo does not go according and Romeo is dead, Friar Laurence has no backup plan with Juliet. .”Thy husband in thy bosom there lies dead; And Paris too. Come, I’ll dispose of thee Among a sisterhood of holy nuns”(V.iii.168-170).
In the play Romeo and Juliet Romeo is to blame for his and Juliet 's death. This is shown first in the play when Romeo kills Tyblalt, In the play Romeo says " Tybalt the reason i have to love thee doth much excuse the appertaing rage to such a greeting villain am i none" act three scene 1 lines 55-60. This causes Tybalt to become angry because he he doesn 't know that Romeo is married to Juliet. This shows Romeo at fault because he should not have been in such a loving mood towards someone who hates him ,and doesn 't yet know that they are related now. This is all pinned on Romeo and Juliet 's death because it causes a fight which the prince said would lead to death which shows that Romeo did not think out his actions.