According to Collins Dictionary, “A flaw in someone’s character is an undesirable quality that they have.” Many characters in Romeo and Juliet had major flaws. Three characters – Romeo, Juliet, and Friar Lawrence – have major flaws that lead to their downfall. All of these various flaws were fatal. Romeo’s tragic character flaw is his impulsiveness. In act 2, Romeo is conversing with the nurse in which they say, “Good heart, and i’faith, I will tell her as much. Lord, Lord, / she will be a joyful woman. / What wilt thou tell her, Nurse? Thou dost not mark me. I will tell her, sir, that you do protest, which, as I take it, is / a gentlemanlike offer. / Bid her devise / Some means to come to shrift this afternoon. / And there she shall at Friar Lawrence’ cell / Be shrived and married. Here is for thy / pains. / No, truly, sir. Not a penny. / Go to. I say you shall. …show more content…
The reader can see this in Act 4 when he is telling Juliet: “Hold, daughter. I do spy a kind of hope, / Which craves as desperate which we would prevent. / If, rather than to marry County Paris, / Thou has the strength of will to slay thyself. / Then is it likely thou wilt undertake / A thing like death to chide away this shame, / That copest with death himself to ‘scape from it. / An if thou darest, I’ll give thee remedy” (Shakespeare 4.1.69-77). Juliet threatens to kill herself, and Friar Lawrence immediately attempts to come up with a solution that might have huge negative side effects. Another quote in which the reader can see Friar Lawrence’s ability to be persuaded easily is in Act 2 when he marries Romeo and Juliet after not much convincing from Romeo. He says “Oh, she knew well / Thy love did read by rote, that could not spell. / But come, young waverer, come, go with me, / In one respect I’ll thy assistant be, / For this alliance may so happy prove / To turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (Shakespeare
After being unwillingly betrothed to Count Paris, Juliet went to the Friar for help, saying she’d rather kill herself than marry Paris. In response, the Friar told her that if she “...hast the strength of will to slay thyself,/ Then is it likely thou wilt undertake/ A thing like death to chide away this shame,/ … An if thou darest, I'll give thee remedy.” (4:1:72-77) The Friar’s plan was to fake Juliet’s death so that she wouldn’t have to marry Paris.
In Act 5 scene 3, page 234 Juliet comes to Friar Laurence and asked him to help her get out of the marriage with Paris and Help her to get Romeo back so he decides to give her a potion to help. (Friar Lawrence- hold, daughter! i do spy a kind of hope, which craves as desperate and execution as that is desperate which we would prevent. If, rather than to marry county Paris, thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself,then is it likely thou wilt undertake a thing like death to chide away this shame, that cop'st with death himself to 'scape from it; and, if thou dar'st, ill give thee remedy.) After receiving the potion Juliet uses it tricking everybody into thinking shes dead even Romeo.
One of Friar Lawrence’s interventions which leads to the death of Romeo and Juliet again comes from his plan to help Juliet escape her wedding with Paris. Friar Lawrence’s plan is flawed in many ways, one such flaw is sending the letter to Romeo through Friar John. After he tells Juliet about the potion, the Friar explains the next part of the plan, he states, “In the meantime, against thou shalt awake,/ Shall Romeo by my letters know our drift/ And hither shall he come,...” (4.1.14-16). It is clear the letter plays a vital role in Friar Lawrence’s plan.
Friar Lawrence also concocted a plan to help reunite Juliet with Romeo. He gives Juliet a poison that will put her into a self-induced coma to mislead her family members into thinking she has passed away. Friar Lawrence says, “Take thou this vial, being then in bed, and this distilling liquor drink thou off”. This shows that Friar Lawrence had devised a plan to help Juliet avoid marrying Paris and reunite with Romeo instead. The vial had allowed Juliet to induce a coma upon herself, effectively circumventing her marriage with Paris.
Gatsby’ tragic flaw eventually leads to his downfall or death in the novel. His tragic flaw involving relationships and false belief reminds the reader of Romeo in the play Romeo and Juliet. In that play, Romeo believes that it is fate to fall in love with Juliet, a women from an opposing women who contains animosity to Romeo’s family. He completely evades all of the information and details given to him and consistently works to make Juliet love him as much as he loves her. Romeo, like Gatsby, eventually has a downfall leading to his death when he witnesses a “dead Juliet’ and kills himself if he can’t be with her.
As you can see this quote says that Juliet is still a kid and is not ready to be out in the world yet. Juliet's choices, like deceiving her parents and seeking help from Friar Lawrence, show that she lacks understanding about what may happen in the future. Friar Lawrence is a trusted advisor, but he makes poor decisions. He doesn't think carefully before acting. His plan to marry Romeo and Juliet to bring peace to their families is not well thought out.
Evan Garcia Anderson Hon English 9 14 April 2023 A Hero’s Fault A hero is somebody who the people can look to and support or relate to, a tragic hero is a hero with a flaw. A tragic hero’s flaw is called a tragic flaw, and examples of such would be Dr. Frankenstein’s hubris or Superman’s humility. These tragic flaws become the tragic hero’s demise.
Throughout the play, Juliet and Romeo mention their presumed deaths. An example of this is when Romeo mentions his untimely demise before he enters the Capulet household for their feast. Romeo says: “I fear too early, for my mind misgives Some consequence yet hanging in the stars” (1.4.104-105). Even before he meets Juliet and confronts the Friar, Romeo is being hinted at by fate that he will die shortly and sadly. Juliet hints at her demise again, this time after she is disciplined by her father.
Bad Things Happen Someone's mistakes can lead to a lot of bad things happening, all it takes is one person messing something up and a lot of people are be affected. William Shakespeare is known for writing the play named The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The main characters are Romeo, Juliet, Capulet, Montague, Tybalt, Friar Lawrence, and Juliet’s Nurse. Two star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, fall in love against their parents will.
In the world today people tend to act without having a clue what the ending results would be. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a perfect example of people acting without thinking. Tybalt who is a capulet and is Juliet’s cousin is used as an example to see why your decisions matter. In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Tybalt shows a darker side of human nature revealing that it is important to consider how decisions will affect the future.
The First Character is Romeo; Romeo is a young man who falls in love with Juliet. The one tragic flaw in Romeo’s character is his impulsiveness. His impulsiveness is why he is swift to fall in love with Juliet. Romeo needed someone to stop him from thinking about the woman he was in love with before.
Imagine two young lovers who could never truly be together, take their lives over a misunderstanding and ancient grudges of their families. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare has a recurring theme of immaturity of young lovers that only have irrational actions, will hurt not only themselves, but everyone around them just so that they can be with their one and only. To connect the modern world to this play, we have accumulated five songs that would support this theme while also showing the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. “The Wisp Sings” by Winter Aid is one of many songs that reflect the theme of Romeo and Juliet. It talks about how someone is trying to take their lover away, while also trying to express their feelings all at the same time.
[f]rom ancient grudge break to new mutiny [violence]” (Shakespeare 901). The first protagonist, Romeo Montague, had been in love with a nun (Shakespeare 908). The nun, Rosaline, “forsworn to love [anyone]” (Shakespeare 909).
We all make bad decisions everyday. For example, watching TV when you have a bunch of homework to do, or playing video games all day instead of going outside to play. Now even though these are bad decisions, they don’t really seem to affect us long term. In the play, Romeo and Juliet, so many bad decisions are made that it leads to the death of two young teenagers that are in love, even though their families are bitter enemies. Throughout the play, their decisions keep getting worse and worse.