Poison and Daggers; A Deathly Love Which people should take the responsibility for the tragic deaths of the “star-crossed lovers”? Almost everyone in this tale has either played a little or a major part in their demise, but there are a few people that have a greater role in the fate of Romeo and Juliet. The bulk of the blame is pushed onto Romeo and Juliet themselves, as well as Friar Laurence. The first person that takes some of the burden for the deaths is Romeo because of his rashness to fall in love and his impatience. His first fault was going to the party to see Rosaline, which was where he meet Juliet.
In Act Three Scene One, Fate is foreshadowing the death of the two lovers. Immediately after he kills Tybalt in a duel, Romeo declares he is "fortune's fool" (A3S1 line 142). This seems to suggest that fate or "fortune" is responsible for Tybalt's death, not Romeo. In Act 3 scene 5, Juliet says she has an “ill-diving soul” and that she will see Romeo next in a tomb. She is foretelling the future, which means fate is affecting her thoughts and ideas.
This soliloquy was the climax of the story because once Romeo kills himself, there is no going back to the way things used to be. The meaning behind the passage is Romeo thinking that Juliet is having an affair with death because of how alive and well she looks even though she is “dead.” Therefore Romeo wants to do his now late cousin a favor and kill himself to basically avenge Tybalt’s death. Shakespeare uses dramatic irony in this passage to create the tone. All of the audience knows that Juliet is going to wake up and is most likely seconds away from waking up. However, Romeo does not know that and therefore is going to Juliet’s tomb to kill himself with her.
Do you think that sometimes we meet people for a reason , or do they just happen to be at the right place at the right time. The world may never know. At the end of the day I think that everything happens for a reason. Romeo had the free will to kill himself, but didn’t have the choice of him missing the mail or drinking the poison right before Juliet woke up. Everything happened the way it did for a reason that is why they died the way they did.
Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to talk to someone but you couldn 't due to problems in the past? If you can relate to this, I would recommend reading Romeo and Juliet. In the story Romeo and Juliet, Lord and Lady Montague and Lord and Lady Capulet are ultimately at fault for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Due to lord and lady capulet and montague continuing their everlasting feud, romeo and juliet both ended up committing suicide. Both romeo and juliet believed that they could not live without one another so when romeo mistakenly thought juliet died, he killed himself which led to the death of juliet.
Fate had made it so that the priest had just so precisely chosen that path and just so coincidentally had people in his path who thought he was carrying a disease, so they could deter him from his path causing him to fail and for Romeo to never receive the news. Romeo, who truly believed that Juliet was dead made his way to the Capulet morgue where he was to die with her. If Romeo only waited a little bit longer Juliet would of woken up next to him, they would not have to die. Fate had influenced the chain of events, first by acquainting Romeo and Juliet with each other, then by causing Romeo to kill Tybalt and exiling him. And then finally by delaying the message of the priest so that Romeo could make his journey all the way to the morgue just to kill
This then leads to Romeo coming back to Juliet. After Romeo gets word that Juliet is dead he rushes back to Juliet. Romeo buys poison, that will kill him, and brings it to Juliet's tomb to die with her. In the play Romeo tells Juliet he loves her than drinks the poison to die with his sweet Juliet. “Here’s to my love!
Benvolio speaks of how Romeo will find a new love and his love for Rosaline will die. By saying this Benvolio foreshadows the death of Romeo’s love for Rosaline, and the spark of fiery love for Juliet as he enters the Capulet household. Secondly Romeo foreshadowing the rest of the play proclaiming of a dream dictating a fateful chain of events that end in his demise. All this coming to fruition after finding his “dead”
Despite knowing that he will be punished for fighting and harming Tybalt, when Tybalt tells Romeo he is going to die, Romeo responds saying, “This shall determine that.” He then fights Tybalt and kills him. Romeo chooses to ignore Prince Escalus’ rule that the Capulet and Montague families shall not fight, and is in turn banished from Verona. This makes everything between Juliet and himself difficult as he is so far away. If Romeo had not been banished, he and Juliet may have had a better chance at being happy together and the tragedy may not have occured. Finally, Romeo also displays his inability to listen to adults when Peter, a servingman of the Capulets talks to Romeo about a party the Capulets are holding.
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.
He also believed Balthasar when Balthasar says Juliet died, Romeo then spontaneously decided he will die with Juliet, Creating the Tragic ending of the play. Romeo has many dreams in the play giving messages to Romeo yet Romeo chooses to ignore them, making his own choice instead of fate. Before the Capulet party, Romeo spoke about a dream that someone close to him will die if he proceeds into the party. Instead of listening he decides to continue forward ignoring his dream and choosing his action himself, leading to the death of Mercutio. Romeo caused the Death of Mercutio by ignorantly stepping in between the quarrel of Mercutio and Tybalt, letting Tybalt stab Mercutio under Romeo 's arm.
Romeo, the Montagues and Capulets, and Friar Lawrence all had a big part of the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Each character is caught in the middle of the problem. No matter how small of a part the 3 characters have in this book, they were all involved in the death. A quote from Richard Le Gallienne, “If Romeo and Juliet make a tragedy of it nowadays, they have
Romeo acts before he thinks. After Tybalt kills Mercutio, Romeo immediately chases Tybalt and kills him, without thinking of the consequences. Prince Escalus had already said that if the Montagues and Capulets had another brawl, there would be death to pay. Romeo chose to ignore this or maybe even not think about it at all. “Alive in triumph—and Mercutio slain!