In the Elizabethan era crime and punishment was one of the most important things to keep the order in society. Crime and punishment in the Elizabethan era has much to do with Shakespeare’s famous play"Romeo and Juliet". The banishment of Romeo after he killed Tybalt in the streets of Verona should have led to Romeo 's execution, but got away with a lesser penalty. Since Romeo was high up in the social pyramid, he was able to get away with the murder of Juliet 's cousin with banishment from Verona. Later in the play, Romeo says that he would have rather been killed than to be away from Juliet, which shows that the crime and punishment worked well by giving him the worst possible, while still humane punishment.
After Tybalt had just injured Mercutio in the battle that was not supposed to be with him, Mercutio states that wrath will be put on the families. He swore,“I am hurt/A plague a both houses! I am sped./ Is he gone and hath nothing?” (2.1.867) Tybalt never would have never been mad enough to attempt to kill Romeo, but instead Mercutio if he had not gone to the party. If Tybalt would not have killed Mercutio then Romeo would not have killed Tybalt, leading to him being banished and Juliet being distraught enough to fake her own death. To this end, Tybalt played a huge role in the death of Romeo and Juliet.
Mercutio and Tybalt's bout created an overarching problem for both Juliet and Romeo both in the short and long term. First off as Romeo had killed Tybalt in his rage, he had disobeyed the Princes decree to keep peace on the streets or meet demise. Although Romeo hadn’t taken the full blunt of the prince's punishment due to Benvolio's testimony, he had still gotten banished from the streets of Verona which Romeo claimed was worse than death: “For exile hath more terror in his look, Much more than death.”(3.3.14-15). Mercutio and Tybalt’s confrontation also had immediate effects on Juliet as well, who was very distraught as the nurse delivered the news of Romeo’s exile to her. You can tell how upset Juliet is about the banishment by how she is
All decisions have either good or bad consequences, some decisions seem harmless and have a huge impact while others can seem like the end of the world yet amount to nothing. In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the characters made decisions that got people killed, but they also made decisions that made them happy. Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence and the feud, all contributed to everyone who died and all their action created a situation that led to the death of many people. In closing, choices have effects on our lives everyday, but it is not letting them get us down that will keep us
As an important figure he is put in that place to keep everything calm and peaceful. The prince is the most to blame for the terrible deaths. First - he played a big part in the story in the sense that he made the laws for the town. Even know the Prince did not speak to much in the actual play he was one of the main factors in the end. He claimed that if any more fights broke out the people would be killed.
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. Shakespeare writes the play giving the audience the final decision of who is at fault for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
Now, Gene has to live knowing his roommate's death was his fault, all because Finny hurt his ego. With this said, Gene did apologize to Finny which shows that Gene let go of his pride for the greater good. Finny never did anything wrong to Gene, yet Gene let his pride get in the way of what could have been a great
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. As a matter of fact, these actions make Romeo more appealing as a character and are important to the overall theme of the play. Romeo kills Paris because he stands in Romeo’s way of getting to Juliet, and being Juliet is the only true love his life he will stop at nothing for her. Even though Romeo murders Tybalt the audience is still able to sympathize with him because it was
In this play we discovered that Lord Capulet had some things to do with the deaths of Romeo and Juliet but it wasn’t just Lord Capulet who had something to do with the deaths but also Friar Lawrence had a lot to do with Juliet 's death like giving her that poison to fake her death. If the Montagues and the Capulets stopped fighting along time before this a lot of people could have not lost their lives because of this. So Friar saw an opportunity to fix this family feud and he married the two thinking it would help but it only made it worse. This is just like wars going on today in the world, we all don 't agree with each other and we fight and kill each other because we think it 's going to help our problems but it 's just going to make it all worse in
George knew he had to shoot Lennie because if he didn’t do it, the other guys would and it wouldn’t be calm or quick. I think George killed Lennie because he knew it was the right thing to do. It’s obvious that Lennie has a mental illness and it makes it difficult for him to understand things. For example, when he grabbed the lady’s red dress in Weed, he didn’t realize he was doing anything wrong. He also didn’t realize that touching Curley’s wife’s hair was wrong until he accidentally murdered her.