Friar Lawrence is responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Though the Friar is trying to help Romeo and Juliet, he is the catalyst of their destruction. Friar Lawrence’s hubris starts the chain reaction of tragic events for these “two star crossed lovers” (Prologue. 6). 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.
Mercutio’s response to his fate, however, is notable in the ways it differs from Romeo’s response. Romeo blames fate, or fortune, for what has happened to him. Him slaying Tybalt was his fate. This then leads to probably the most fatal and important part of Act III… The prince banishing Romeo. Because of this only do Romeo and Juliet die, because Romeo is in another city they can’t communicate properly and the two star-crossed lovers commit suicide.
Shakespeare depicts the theme of both fear and shock that Romeo feels when exiled in Act 3, Scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet. Immediately into the scene, Shakespeare uses personification when Romeo asks, “What sorrow craves acquaintance at my hand / That I yet know not?” (Shakespeare III.iii.5-6). Shakespeare sets the tone of fear using this literary device to show how there are to be harsh consequences for killing Tybalt. This theme is further explored when Romeo asks, “Doth she not think me an old murderer, / Now I have stained the childhood of our joy / With blood removed but little from her own?” (Shakespeare III.iii. 103-105).
While Friar says and hints at many things about Romeo and Juliet’s love, a key phrase he says is, “These violent delights have violent ends/And in their triumph die, like fire and powder”(Shakespeare 2.6.9-10). An atmosphere that is seen throughout the play is how rushed and frantic Romeo and Juliet’s relationship seems to be. As Friar is validating their marriage, Romeo
When Balthasar catches word of this, he goes straight to Mantua and tells Romeo. Romeo says he is coming to Verona, but this will be his last time in Verona, he purchases poison on his way to Juliet’s tomb. This signifies that Romeo’s emotions get in the way of his thinking because as soon as he heard about Juliet’s death, he immediately goes to the thought of killing himself to be with her, when someone thinking clearly would ask questions, find out bigger details, and ask someone to reassure the news. When he gets to the tomb, he finds Paris there and he ends up killing him. After memorializing, Romeo takes out the poison, “Thy drugs are quick.
Once in fair Verona, a bloody feud took the lives of two attractive young lovers and some of their family and friends. The Montague/Capulet feud will forever go down in literary history as an ingenious vehicle to embody fate and fortune. In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare uses literary devices, such as foreshadowing, repetition, and symbolism, to show how the Montague/Capulet feud is a means by which the inevitability of fate functions and causes the bad fortune of the lovers. To start with, Shakespeare uses the prologue to foretell future events as a direct result of the feud. First, the author states, “From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,/Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.” (Prologue.3-4).
The lines, “O brother Montague, give me thy hand.” and “There shall no figure at such rate be set As that of true and faithful Juliet.” (5.3.311-318) by Capulet and Montague showing that the families forgive each other and feel remorse for their actions, they are signifying the end of their prolonged conflict. This event demonstrates the effect of fate(the death of Romeo and Juliet) on the story, changing important events and playing a large part in the storyline. In this story, fate also represents the impending doom hanging over Romeo and
Juliet only loves Romeo so this drives her to go to Friar Laurence whereupon attempted suicide he prescribes a potion that will make her appear dead. Romeo and Juliet’s decision to be married starts a string of events including Juliet’s “death”, Romeo killing Paris, Romeo killing himself, and Juliet killing
These Violent Means Have Violent Ends Shakespeare is known for creating epic fatal heroes in his tragedies from “Macbeth” to “Hamlet”; does Romeo fit among these two tyrants? Romeo and his family have a high standing title in their time, which is the first component of a tragic hero. Moreover, Romeo exhibits a fatal flaw of impulsiveness. This impulsive nature leads to the disastrous death of Romeo Montague. In the play “Romeo and Juliet”, Romeo is the tragic hero.
Here Juliet means that when she learned Romeos name it was too late, she has fallen under a spell of love. There are a few negative thoughts about Romeo and Juliet’s forbidden relationship. Friar Lawrence even warns Romeo to be careful about the marriage of him and Juliet “These violent delights have violent ends” (Shakespeare 856). Friar means that this is a marriage between these two families filled with hatred along with this history between them, the happy couple won’t last for long, and surely this will end badly. Romeo is impulsive, not only when he kisses Juliet, but also when he talks to Tybalt “Tybalt, the reason that I have to love the doth much excuse the appertaining rage” (Shakespeare 865).