The readers of the play often have different opinions of who is to blame for Romeo and Juliet 's death. In the story, It 's Not My Fault: The No-Excuse Plan for Overcoming Life 's Obstacles, written by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend, goes into detail about the action of blame. The story mentions, “We live in a culture of blame. People will blame anyone or anything for their misery sooner than take the responsibility to own it and make it better. " What this quote is explaining is that, when a person is going through a hard time in life, blame of other people is typically their reaction.
In the course of the play Haemon presents himself as a defender of Antigone 's actions and sense of morality which involves her determination to bury her deceased brother, Polyneices who has been sentenced as a traitor by Creon. The father and son part in anger, as he demands his father to make the right judgment for Theban society by granting Antigone’s request, while his father follows his obstinate path of aggression. Haemon’s actions eventually lead him to commit suicide due to his desperate situation, this eventually leads to the death of his mother when she also takes her own life. The death of his family ultimately lead to Creon 's insanity at the play 's climax. Haemon 's entrance in Antigone takes place right after he was informed of father’s verdict on Antigone’s life. He decides to reason with the king by explaining the sentiments of Theban people, while secretly attempting to plea for Antigone 's life.
In contrast to this, Macbeth is consumed by his ambition after being influenced by the witches and his wife. “I murdered you, my son, against my will- you too, my wife…”(1461-1462) Creon regrets his actions by the end of the play. From these lines Sophocles made it even more clear that if you defy the gods, you will surely regret your actions. “Though Birnam Wood be come to Dunsinane and thou
This is shown when Juliet and Romeo ask the Friar to marry the couple. The Friar has complete knowledge that the two households have a strong hate against each other yet, he marries the couple in good intention in hopes to heal the hate bond between the households. This plan does not work out because, Romeo (Montague) kills Tybalt (Capulet) which provokes a marriage between Paris and Juliet and the banishment of Romeo. Juliet asks the Friar what she could do in order to cancel the marriage. The Friar comes up with a plan to fake her death to avoid the marriage and send a letter to Romeo to notify she was not dead.
Evidently, Shakespeare argues that it is important to make decisions based on logical reasoning rather than let ourselves be influenced by strong emotions because it will allow us to truly understand the consequences, protect our loved ones, and maintain autonomy over our own lives. Making decisions when we are in a sound state of mind forces us to consider all the potential consequences of our actions. For example, when Romeo finds out that he has been banished from Verona for killing Tybalt, he is very distraught. “In what vile part of this anatomy / Doth my name lodge? tell me, that I may sack / The hateful mansion.
The biggest thematic concern in this was faith. An example is used when Romeo yells out, “O, I am fortune’s fool!”(3.1.131). This refers specifically to his unluckiness in being forced to kill his new wife’s cousin. It also recalls the sense of fate that hangs over the play. Mercutio’s response to his fate, however, is notable in the ways it differs from Romeo’s response.
Later Benvolio tells the prince that “Tybalt hit the life / Of stout Mercutio, and then Tybalt fled.” (Shakespeare lll.l.177-178). This dastardly act enrages Romeo and when Tybalt comes back, Romeo tells him, “Either thou or I, or both, must go with him” (Shakespeare lll.l.134). Romeo has decided to get revenge due to his emotional response to avenge his best friends life.
Conflicts among families and friends Conflicts among families and friends are destructive and only demolish relationships and hurt innocent people. When hateful behavior is not only accepted, but encouraged in families it can only end tragically. In the classic Shakespearian play “Romeo and Juliet” the storyline predominantly revolves around a feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. Shakespeare emphasizes the effects of hatred between families through the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio, and Tybalt. The feud ends with numerous deaths including Romeo, Mercutio, Paris, Juliet, and Tybalt.
All of Hamlet’s comments towards Ophelia suggest that he feels betrayed. Hamlet and Ophelia showed each other true love but both were mad after their fathers’ deaths. Hamlet was acting mad to have revenge while Ophelia was truly mad. During Ophelia’s funeral, Hamlet stated “I loved Ophelia; forty thousand brothers could not with all their quantity of love make up my sum”, expressing his true feelings towards her. Ophelia’s betrayal and lies to Hamlet in Act 3 deeply hurt his feelings causing Hamlet to hate
The play Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, is a story of love and hate between the Capulet and Montague families. In the prologue, Shakespeare introduces this idea by saying, “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life, whose misadventured piteous overthrows doth with their death bury their parents' strife,” (Prologue 4-7). For decades, the two households have lived in conflict. Not only do they fill the innocent minds of their children with hate, but destroy the happiness and peace of Verona with constant fighting in the streets. The children of these families are blinded by their ancestors dispute; they are unable to form their own opinion of their neighbors until, despite their blood, Romeo
Throughout the book you can see that they are responsible for one another and make sacrifices for one another. At one point in the story when Lennie thought that George was in danger the text reads “Suddenly Lennie’s eyes centered and drew quiet, and mad. He stood up dangerously toward crooks. ‘Who hurt George?’(72). This shows that is someone had really harmed George, he would have stuck up for him and done what he could… even if it meant he had to hurt someone himself.
Shakespeare displays Romeo is most at fault for the two lovers deaths because of his impulsive emotions that lead him to make incorrect choices. As Romeo finds himself rebelling against his family for Juliet, his rashly
Who is most to blame for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet? One of the most common ways a person's downfall occurs is when they point their finger at others instead of looking at themselves. In William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, is about the famous story of the "star-crossed" young lovers Romeo and Juliet. The themes running through the play address the issues of the consequences of immature blind passion, hatred and prejudice.
There are many theories as to who is responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s suicide in “the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”, by William Shakespeare. There are some who blame fate, destiny, or some other supernatural force. Others blame the messenger, Friar John, for not getting the letter of explanation to Romeo. Still others blame Friar Lawrence for giving Juliet the potion. However, these people are wrong.
Romeo and Juliet’s suicides must leave someone to blame. The young couple killed themselves for what seemed like adequate reasons at the time, but in actuality weren’t the correct reasons they had thought, which led up to their deaths. This may lead you to believe that their suicides are only their faults, which in a way of course they are. It was their choice to do the damage done to themselves, but really when it comes down to it all, their suicides only lead fate to blame. When Romeo had thought that Juliet died, he no longer felt the need to be living.