”Where the infectious pestilence did reign, seal'd up the doors, and would not let us forth,” states Friar John (act 5 scene 2 Line 11.) This is when Friar John returned to Friar Lawrence and told him that he could not deliver the plans for Juliet to Romeo because he could not get through the gates. This portrays dramatic irony because Romeo was making irrational decisions based on an assumption we knew to be incorrect. In act 4, the literary device of suspense was used when Romeo is about to drink the poison to kill himself and Juliet can wake up any second. “Here’s to my love!
The first person to die is Mercutio, who is killed in a fight with Tybalt (Act III Scene I). This is a heartbreaking loss for Romeo, who then proceeds to fight and kill Tybalt as revenge. This leads to the banishment of Romeo, another tragic incident. After Romeo is banished, Juliet and the Friar devise a plan to ensure that Juliet will not be forced to marry Paris (Act IV Scene I), the suitor who Juliet’s parents want her to marry. To take the plan into action, Juliet drinks a potion that makes her appear dead (Act IV Scene III).
One of the most tragic events in the whole play is the death of both Romeo and Juliet this happens because of Romeo’s mistakes. Romeo is informed that his wife, the love of his life has died so on impulse he decides to end his life to be with her, this is Romeo 's first mistake. After conflict with Paris, Romeo drinks the poison he has acquired, thus killing himself, if he had waited or even grieved her death then the play would 've ended differently. Juliet not really being dead awakes to find her husband the love of her life dead next to
If Romeo stuck to the the Friars plan, everything wouldn't have been fine. But even at the end impatience caused both of them to die. The final example of impatience is when Romeo rushed to conclusions and thought Juliet was dead. If Romeo was more patient he would have realized the truth, and he wouldn't have died. Due to Romeos impatience we see that his death was earlier than expected.
If it weren’t for his arrogance and selfishness Mercutio and Tybalt wouldn’t have gotten in a fight, causing Romeo’s banishment. If Mercutio wouldn’t have gotten involved in this sensitive situation He, Romeo, Juliet, Paris, Lady Montague and Tybalt wouldn’t have died. Romeo was heartbroken by a girl named Rosaline and if it weren’t for Mercutio they probably would have ended up together. Mercutio being one of Romeo’s best friends was able to convince Romeo that Rosaline wasn’t worth the pain and sorrow that he was going through. In
Lastly, Tybalt is the most to blame for the events that occur in Romeo and Juliet because of the the first events he caused leading to the suicides of Romeo and Juliet. The confirmation that Tybalt is the cause of the terrible events in Romeo and Juliet is shown in the play “Romeo and Juliet” when Romeo says, “Is it even so? then I defy you, stars! Thou know 'st my lodging: get me ink and paper, and hire post-horses; I will hence tonight.” when he finds out that Juliet is dead, but doesn’t know she faked her death. Then Romeo sets out in his sorrow to an apothecary and says, “Come hither, man.
The most important scene Romeo and Juliet is Act 3 Scene 1, where Tybalt accidentally kills Mercutio and Romeo murders Tybalt for revenge. The scene of Mercutio and Tybalt’s death is the main turning point in the play. This scene in Act 3 of the play starts off the spiral of people dying (Shakespeare III-V). The death of Mercutio is the first death in play and right after Mercutio dies Tybalt follows, along with the death of Paris, Romeo, Juliet, and Lady Montague. As Romeo is fighting Tybalt he yells, “That late thou gavest me, for Mercutio’s soul /Is but a little way above our heads, /Staying for thine to keep him company.
When Romeo first heard news of Juliet’s “death” he was upset with the world for taking his true love away from him too soon “Then I defy you, stars” (V.i.24). In those words, Romeo is screaming at the world for taking his will to live, as shortly after he went to get fatal poisoning so he could join his fair Juliet. Though the tragedy of their love doesn’t stop there as the expiry ending has just began with that phrase “the yoke of inauspicious stars from this world-wearied flesh” (V.iii.120-121). These are Romeos last word as he bestows a kiss onto Juliet’s lips before the poison takes him. With Romeo’s death occurring minutes before Juliet’s awakening she was torn when she awoke to find him “O happy dagger, this is thy sheath, there rust and let me die.” (V.iii.182-183).
Sadly, things turn out for the worse as the two characters, due to misunderstandings and ill-timed events end up killing themselves. For example, in the last act just after Romeo kills Paris, and then himself, Juliet wakes only to see her beloved’s corpse as Friar Lawrence rushes over to her. Friar Lawrence is stating that a higher power, in this case, fate has ruined their plan. We know that Friar Lawrence is talking about fate when he says that they cannot contradict this power. According to this play you cannot contradict fate, it always has it’s way in the end, whether we know it or not.
Friar Laurence, the man that married Romeo and Juliet, walks in and see the horrific action that has taken place. Friar then gets startled by a watchman in the background and flees the scene leaving Juliet alone with Romeo’s lifeless body in her arms. Juliet then realizes that the man she loves is dead and the only solution is to take her on life. Juliet takes Romeo knife and stabs herself with it after she says her body will be the knives sheath. This is fate because death was destined upon both Romeo and Juliet.