This meant that Juliet could not admit she was already married to Romeo her “enemy”. “He’s alive and victorious, and Mercutio’s dead . Enough time with mercy and consideration”act 3 scene 1 line 1. This shows that Tybalt had killed Mercutio because Mercutio hung with Romeo and hated Montagues. This lead to the death of Mercutio.
Fate grip on Romeo is the greatest factor of his death. First, Capulets servant crossed paths with Romeo and invited him to Capulet's party. Then, Friar John cannot deliver the letter due to the plague. Last, Friar Lawrence arrives only seconds late to save Romeo from drinking the
She struggles with the conflict between her feelings for Romeo and her knowledge that he is an enemy of her family. In this quote Juliet says that ‘’ Wherefore art thou Romeo?’’. She is basically asking herself that why the love of her life needs to be from the Montague’s family. The fourth conflict happens when Romeo states his quote in Act V, Scene I, "Then I defy you, stars!”. Romeo and Juliet are identified in the prologue as 'star-crossed lovers'.
If they had never urged Romeo to go to the party, he most likely wouldn 't have gone to the party, and had never met Juliet, thus stopping the unfortunate events that were to happen next. Another example would be the event where Mercutio gets killed by Tybalt. Since Romeo’s best friend dies, he gets extremely angered, causing him to kill Tybalt. This event could have been easily avoided by Mercutio choosing his actions differently and wisely to avoid getting killed by Tybalt, or he could have calmed down instead of engaging in violence. Because Mercutio dies, Romeo gets out of control and ends up killing Tybalt, therefore getting him banished.
By already knowing from the beginning that their lives would not end well, we as readers can see how their life choices brought them to their deaths. They could already see that they were not meant to be when faced with the barriers that prevented their public marriage. Not only that, but they continued to make rash decisions and blame the outcome on fate. Obviously, they were responsible for what happened to them since they killed themselves, yet they and everyone else keeps blaming their deaths on ‘what was already supposed to happen’. The ‘star cross’d” lovers deaths were directly a result of free will, such as Romeo’s quick
The play `Romeo and Juliet´, by William Shakespeare, two lovers come together and fall deeply in love. Unfortunately, their love comes to an end because of a persistent feud between their families. Although there are several people in this play that contributed to Romeo and Juliet's death, Friar Laurence is the person most to blame for their deaths. There are many aspects that caused the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, one bad decision that Friar Laurence makes is married Romeo and Juliet too quickly, without thinking of what would happen. Thus, Friar Laurence should have made sure Romeo should have known the plan before poisoning Juliet.
It has been argued, that the major reasons for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths are the involvement of Friar Lawrence, fate and foolishness. Their love ended early without much thought by either character. Juliet’s condition was not communicated in time to Romeo by Friar Lawrence, and Lawrence’s fail to inform Romeo only made the situation worse. Lawrence’s suspicions of Romeo’s feelings, and his decision to reaction to Romeo and Juliet’s pleas with irrational thought put the couple in danger. These reasons should be considered responsible for the death of the star-crossed
Blame is when someone assigns the responsibility for a fault on someone else. People blame others because they do not want to take responsibility for the fault because it might hurt how people view them. Blame is a factor in Romeo and Juliet as there are various events that are the cause of the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet took their own lives due to Friar Lawrence’s poor decision making and Tybalt’s impulsivity.
There are defined examples of how Romeo’s and Juliet’s choices led to their deaths. Romeo’s choices were going to the party, fighting and killing Tybalt, and killing himself to be with Juliet. Juliet’s choices were staying with Romeo despite the rivalry, and killing herself to be with him in death. There are also examples about destiny or fate such as Romeo having an unsettling feeling about going to the party. Romeo and Juliet teaches us that we make choices that at the time seem like the best thing for us, but in the end can become the worst decision we have
In the play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the two teenage lovers fell for each other, however, Romeo’s flaw led to their death. Romeo’s flaw was his impulsiveness and urge to jump to conclusions. He acted upon himself to commit suicide rather than letting fate take its path to eventually lead them to be future lovers. Furthermore, Romeo had a big impact on their deaths because of his way of believing he would be able to fix the problem rather than putting it in fates hands. He acts on emotion instead of reason.
In the play “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, the tragic doom of the star-crossed lovers was a result of the society norms they had to uphold and by the bad supporting system around them. The cause of the deaths came as a result of pressure put on both Romeo and Juliet to please their culture ruled society and marry within there, families, society forced Romeo to and Juliet to believe that their love was an act of betrayal rather than the possibility of bonding two feuding families with the power of true love. Throughout the play the friar’s hasty plans where minor acts that lead towards the brutal end of Romeo and Juliet. Furthermore, the betrayal of trust by the nurse towards Juliet was a mistake that could have made Romeo and Juliet’s death avoidable. The death of Romeo and
1. Which single character is most responsible for driving the plot of Romeo and Juliet? Do you consider this character also to be the protagonist of the play? Why or why not?
Looking around a highschool classroom and studying the faces of the students. Wondering about the choices they have made, universal choices that will permanently affect them and their future, like ripples on the water of a usually still lake. Contemplating where they would be if previous decisions had been decided in a different manner, curious of where and who they would be. The decisions that they have previously made will continue to ripple and affect their lives. It truthfully really leaves a person to wonder, why humans are unable to base decisions off of other people’s mistakes whether fictional or real.
Was it fate or free will that killed Romeo and Juliet? In the prologue of this play, Shakespeare refers to Romeo and Juliet as “A pair of star-cross'd lovers.” Star crossed lovers are people whose love is destined to end in tragedy. Free will is when people are able to make their own decisions and have consequences based off their decisions instead of predetermined consequences. Fate was definitely the reason for Romeo and Juliet’s tragic deaths because of the unexplainable coincidences, uncharacterized choices, and conscious decisions that all lead to the same inescapable outcome.