Again, the fact that Friar John was quarantined shows how just the tiniest error, like going to the wrong friend to join you on a journey, can ruin all plans. (Shakespeare 5.2) In this scene, Friar Laurence explains how it’s very dangerous that the letter was not sent, as Romeo then has no idea that Juliet isn’t really dead and that she is faking her death. This, of course, leads to Romeo’s death, and then shortly after, Juliet’s death. What was supposed to be a plan to escape and live happily ever after as a married couple, goes horribly wrong and ends in the deaths of the two people the plan was made for in the first place. Another somewhat minor mistake that changes the future is Romeo and Juliet’s mistake to pursue their love.
Nonetheless one person is at most to blame and his name is Friar Lawrence. Marrying Romeo and Juliet so quickly without thinking is one reason Friar Lawrence is to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo beseeches Friar Lawrence to marry him and Juliet later the same day they meet (2.3.68). The friar should think before he acts upon Romeo’s request. He knows that Romeo is not marrying for love but for looks.
Similarly, in Romeo and Juliet, the audience is aware that Juliet has taken the sleeping potion but Romeo isn’t, and they also know that the letter Romeo receives isn 't the letter the Friar sent to him, rather a fraudulent one. The climax scene is also the death scene in Romeo and Juliet. Another scene in Romeo and Juliet is the Prologue as the audience know from the beginning that the protagonists’ fate is set to death; “A pair of star-cross 'd lovers take their life; Whose misadventur 'd piteous overthrows; Doth, with their death, bury their parents’ strife” (1. Prologue). The use of dramatic irony makes the audience feel more involved in the story even though they can predict the ending, the drama comes from how the ending is done and at what
In the play, Romeo and Juliet, fate affects many themes throughout the story. The theme Love vs Lust is one of those themes affected by fate, which lays the play out for Romeo and Juliet. In the beginning Romeo is in love with Rosline but then it all changes. When Romeo sees Juliet for the first time and fate has them “falls in love” (pg 1014,line 46-49)
Pointing fingers to assign someone the blame often happens when reading. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is no exception. The story is of two star-crossed lovers who fall deeply in love then tragically die by their own hands. The blame could be given to the most probable characters. However, many small decisions made by numerous people caused Romeo and Juliet to end tragically.
Guildenstern believes that “The only beginning is birth and the only end is death- if you can’t count on that, what else can you count on?” (I.31). The play is an example of the Theatre of the Absurd which departs from realistic characters, situations and all basic theatrical conventions. Repetitive or nonsensical dialogues and dramatic non-sequiturs are often used to create a dream-like state. Critics have often claimed that Stoppard’s play is heavily influenced by Samuel Beckett’s most popular work Waiting for Godot but what sets them apart is the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are extremely preoccupied with death. In his essay, "Theatre at the Limit," Perlette (1985) rightly points out that Stoppard "knows that direct and immediate access to the reality of death is simply beyond the capacity of his audience" and that the only solution is to present that "illusory spectacles of death are the only kinds in which we are prepared to believe"(667).
Once in fair Verona, a bloody feud took the lives of 2 lovers and numerous bystanders. 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 foreshadowing, repetition, and symbolism to show the how the Montague/Capulet feud causes the inevitability of fate. Shakespeare uses prologues to foreshadow future events as a direct result of the feud. First of all, the author lays out the major plot points and sets that stage for coming events through blatant foreshadowing.
The actions in the play cause a domino effect, and in other words, if one action did not happen, then Benvolio would not have had to break it up, bringing Tybalt into the mess. The fight that started in the beginning of the play was initiated with an ancient feud between the Montagues and Capulets. The circumstances of the family feud gave the effect that Romeo was banned from Verona, which caused significant problems for Romeo and Juliet and lead to one of the major reasons of why they killed themselves. In addition, Friar Laurence would not have had to create a plan to help them escape so that they could be
In William Shakespeare’s The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt was the cause of his own life because Tybalt has a listening problem, Tybalt has anger issues and Tybalt has grudges. Tybalt was the cause of his own death because Tybalt has a listening problem. For example, Prince says to the people who were fighting at the beginning of the story, including Tybalt, “If ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.” (1.1.87-88). Prince is telling them if they ever fight again in the streets of Verona they have to pay for it with their lives. By the Prince saying this, he is making a rule and he wants Tybalt and all the other Capulets and Montagues to follow.
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