Revenge can be defined as an action done to harm others for something bad they did. Revenge is a feeling that not only affects the people who hate each other, but also those who aren’t directly involved. In the play “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”, written by William Shakespeare, the topic of revenge and family rivalry is mentioned throughout the entire story. The play portrays different aspects of revenge through the use of two characters, which in this case are Romeo and Tybalt. As we know, revenge is a feeling that can lead a person to commit acts that they wouldn’t typically do if they were conscious of their actions.
He then performs the marriage of Romeo and Juliet and even fabricates a foolish plan to keep them together when Juliet is forced to marry Paris. He also leaves Juliet alone in the tomb after she awakens to find her beloved Romeo dead. Friar Lawrence is a moral man, but his hubris leads to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo considers the Friar someone he can confide in, and he tells the Friar of his newfound love for Juliet. The Friar’s excessive pride allows him to agree to wed Romeo and Juliet, hoping he can bring the Montagues and Capulets together, though these families hatred spans generations.
William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was a tragic play that started with a young couple falling madly in love, but quickly turned to the death of both of them. From early on in the play, it seemed as if the fate of Romeo and Juliet was already determined, as they were referred to as “star-crossed lovers”, and the tragic fate of these lovers was unraveled through the poor decisions of many characters throughout this play. Though many people can be blamed for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, Lord Capulet and Romeo are the most responsible for the tragic ending of this play. Lord Capulet was the most to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. First of all, one trait that puts Lord Capulet at the blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet is that he was indecisive.
Seeking to flee her father’s demands about marrying Paris, Juliet ran to Friar Lawrence in pursuit of a plan, or else threatening to take her own life. Once Friar Lawrence finally gave in to Juliet’s pleas, he comforted her by saying, “Let not the Nurse lie with thee in thy chamber. / Take thou this vial, being then in bed, / And this distilling liquor drink thou off” (4.1.92-94). This proposition made the entire Capulet family believe that Juliet was dead, but unfortunately it was not passed on to Romeo in the right means, which made him believe that Juliet was truly dead. Romeo found no alternative reason to live if he could not be with her, and planned to kill himself.
Blame is a mechanism in which responsibility of a situation is placed onto another person or object. The action of blame is usually resorted to in order to allow a person to avoid repercussions as well as to make them feel better about something they might have done. In the tragic love story, Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, blame can be placed on multiple people and situations throughout the duration of the story due to the fact that there were many factors contributed. They main factors in the death of the young lovers include, the actions and plans of Capulet and Friar Lawrence. Capulet’s responsibility in Juliet and Romeo dying, is due to his wanting a planned marriage for Juliet, purely for a higher status.
Most people believe that romance brings love and affection, but when taken to the extreme, it can lead to tragedy and despair. Romeo and Juliet may be the most famous of the great literary tragedies. The feud between the Montagues and Capulets prohibits the love and ultimately results in the death of the “star-crossed lovers”. It may be difficult to truly determine who is to blame for the tragedy because their lives were influenced and affected by many figures. But the question is, who is most to blame for the death of the two lovers?
Hamlet has come to see his mother, Queen Gertrude, and ends up stabbing Lord Polonius, which ultimately leads to his death. Lord Polonius’ final words include “O, I am slain!” Even though this provides a slight amount of comic relief to the reader, it has a reverse effect on Ophelia’s mental state. Her father’s death seems to be the potent punch in this fight because she officially goes mad after this final event. This is apparent in Scene IV Act I, when Laertes has come back to visit his sister and check on her well being. He is disappointed to see that Ophelia is displaying irrational behavior when she begins to sing “They bore him barefac’d on the bier; Hey non nonny, nonny, hey nonny; And on his grave rains many a tear.” She is so mentally ill that she must be locked in a padded room during the day.
Body Juliet reacted impulsively and immaturely when informed of Romeo’s banishment, this was part of the cause of both of their deaths. Initially Juliet’s first response to the events were to revile Romeo, referring to him as a "serpent heart, hid with a flow'ring face!" Calling him contradicting names such as a "fiend angelical," which is an angelic devil. Juliet was in a frantic condition and was thoroughly against Romeo for a period of time until the nurse began to revile him, calling him names similar to the ones Juliet had mentioned earlier in the play. Almost instantly, Juliet contradicted her previous comments by saying that Romeo was "not born to shame" She even went to the point of backing up Romeo that she believed her cousin would have killed Romeo regardless, calling her cousin a "villain."
Blame is the assignment of responsibility for a fault or wrong. Often times blame is assigned because people do not have the mental capacity to accept the true reasoning for which something has happened; as a result, opposed to finding a way one can better the situation, they attempt to find someone that they can hold accountable. In Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, blame is a defining character, recurring within the play for many reasons. The deaths of both Romeo and Juliet had blame surrounding it, when in fact the only two to blame for their deaths were each other. The main cause for Juliet’s death was Romeo.
Age Was to Blame The play “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare is about two teenaged star-crossed lovers from rival families in the 1500’s. Juliet’s parents, the Capulets, throw a grand feast and invite many guests hoping for their daughter to meet Paris, a wealthy older suitor they have chosen for her to marry. Instead she meets Romeo of the Montague family and she falls in love with him. During their relationship they had to face many challenges and try to overcome their family’s hatred for each other but only death is left in the wake of their great love. Many different things contributed to the death of Romeo and Juliet including the rush Juliet felt because of her engagement to Paris, the secrecy they had to keep because of the family hatred and Friar
Juliet’s tragic downfall began when Romeo killed Tybalt, banishing himself to a lifetime of separation from her. Emotionally demolished by his sentence, Romeo says, “ Ha, banishment? Be merciful, say ‘death’”, indicating that Romeo would rather die than be banished from Verona. Romeo’s banishment by the Prince then causes Juliet and the Friar to come up with the idea to drink a potion that portrays Juliet to be as still as death. Once Romeo believes that Juliet is no longer alive, he makes another rash decision to bribe an apothecary for poison.
Tybalt let his anger get the best of him, which caused him his life, Mercutio’s life, and Romeo’s banishment. After Romeo gets banished the climax rises because now it makes everything harder for him and Juliet. Whos gonna let their daughter marry someone who killed her cousin? Because of Romeo’s banishment Juliet is forced to fake her own death so she doesn’t have to marry Paris. But Romeo didn’t know it was fake so he Killed himself and Juliet ended up killing herself as well.
Benvolio says this to Romeo, because Tybalt has just been killed because he killed Mercutio. “Romeo, away, be gone! / The citizens are up and Tybalt slain.”(3.1.130-131) This supports that Tybalt is to blame because his death leads to a lot more events like the capulet finding out and being heartbroken, but Juliet is even more sad because Romeo has been punished to exile but her parents don’t know that they are married. So to try and cheer up their daughter they try and marry her to another man to get her spirits up. This supports that Tybalt is to blame because his death leads to a lot more events like the capulet finding out and being heartbroken, but Juliet is even more sad because Romeo has been punished to exile but her parents do not know that they are married.