When problems sprout like flowers, it’s quite difficult to find the root of the problem. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, two star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, end up taking their lives due to sundry aspects. However, there is one overriding aspect responsible for their deaths who happens to be Romeo’s best friend. Mercutio is the most at fault for Romeo and Juliet’s death; Mercutio is the character who ultimately convinces Romeo to attend the Capulet’s feast and because Mercutio challenges Tybalt to a fray — sparking a chain of events. Mercutio is able to force Romeo to go to the Capulet’s feast where he first accosts Juliet.
Shortly after this, the Montague boys plan to go to the party, this is where Romeo meets Juliet. To agree with the poor decision making perspective is to ignore the fact that Romeo and Juliet may have never met if not for that party, the servant not being able to read, or those Montague boys not going. The argument that fate led to this tragedy is consistent with the story. In the final analysis, fate definitely led to this tragedy. Evidence for this would be when the servant who can't read approaches Romeo and says “God 'i' good e'en.
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. Many lives were taken over
As the knowledgeable adult in the situation, what he needed to do was to guide Juliet to safer alternatives, perhaps discussing with Capulet. Instead, he offered her this carelessly created plan. His failure to realize its instability and how his actions could affect Romeo and Juliet was ignorant and caused Romeo’s death. Though Romeo was supposed to receive a letter, the passage to his abode was blocked. He had only found out about Juliet’s “death” through a friend.
In act 3 after Tybalt’s and Mercutio’s deaths, Benvolio tells Romeo that the prince will probably punish him with a death sentence if he get caught and he should flee away quickly. Romeo’s reply was “O, I am fortune’s fool” (3.1.132). Romeo here is saying that he is destined for bad luck and misfortune all his life which is a reference to the prologue where it says that Romeo and Juliet are destined for bad luck and that their deaths will eventually lead to peace between their families. In short, Romeo is once again blaming fate for the bad decision he made about killing Tybalt, his cousin. In a smilier way, in act 1 Romeo has shown that he truly believes that his life is controlled by destiny and fate when he talked about a dream that he had with Benvolio and Mercutio before heading to the
Furthermore, Juliet wakes up in the tomb realizing the love of her life, Romeo, has passed away, so she decides she must not live without him and she stabs herself. Juliet’s death from Friar Lawrence’s plan and letter not working results in changing the play’s outcome because she acts as one of the main characters of the play and without her, her family does not live the same way. The play’s outcome finishes differently due to Friar Lawrence’s letter brutally removing the lives of Paris, Romeo, and Juliet from the
The Friar comes up with a plan to fake her death to avoid the marriage and send a letter to Romeo to notify she was not dead. This plan fails because, the Friar’s letter was not receive to Romeo because, a quarantine in Verona and would not let the messenger go out of town. This caused Romeo to be in a depressed state of mind because, he thought that she was dead. This situation is significant because, this misinforms Romeo that Juliet has died. This event caused a ripple effect because the plan made Romeo think Juliet was dead because he did not get the note which misinforms Romeo of Juliet’s fake death and this incident causes Romeo to commit suicide and Juliet to kill herself after the death of
Then, there is the one when Juliet says “O God, I have an ill-divining soul. Methinks I see thee now, thou art so low. As one dead in the bottom of a tomb.” (Act III Scene V Page 3) She has a dream of Romeo dead in a tomb and asks him to stay. Juliet means that she has a premonition of Romeo's death. This is a example of fate and foreshadowing, because he leaves Juliet and goes on and later he dies in the tomb.
Mail Mishap In the story Romeo and Juliet, Friar John failed to deliver a letter about Friar Lawrence’s plan a simple mistake lead to grave consequences, the tragic death of Romeo and Juliet. However, it was Romeo’s choice to get poison to kill himself to be with Juliet which pushed Juliet to kill herself when she found out that he was dead. Romeo was ultimately responsible for his own death and that of Juliet’s. He was the one who asked for, ”A dram of poison, such soon-speeding gear as will disperse itself through all the veins” (Rom.5.1.60-61). If he didn’t rush to buy the poison of his own will and take it to die next to the sleeping Juliet, he would have gotten the letter eventually.
Of the many people who are at fault for the tragic death of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence is the one responsible. This is partially because he was the one who married the two lovers. In act 2 scene 6 the Friar states “For, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone Till holy church incorporate two into one” (2.6, 37-40). Proving that he was the one that married the lovers. By marrying them he destined Romeo and Juliet to be forsaken by trouble from their families’ feud.