Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare tells the tragic tale of of two teenagers, Romeo and Juliet, who fall in love despite their feuding families. At the end of the play, the star-crossed lovers take their lives, but that is not the only event that makes this play a tragedy. Along with the tragic ending, the banishment of Romeo, the forbidden love, and the deaths of several other beloved characters makes Romeo and Juliet a tragedy. One tragic event that occurs in Romeo and Juliet is when Romeo is exiled (Act III Scene II). At the beginning of the story, the Prince declares that the next time he catches a Montague fighting with a Capulet, they will be given the death penalty.
Juliet has just found out that Romeo has been banished and her Nurse told her that is would be best for her to just marry Paris. Juliet seeks condolence with Friar Lawrence, but while doing this she states she is just better off dead. “Be not so long to speak. I long to die/If what thou speak’st speak not of remedy. (IV.I, 67-68)” Juliet is telling Friar Lawrence that if he takes too long to speak that the only solution for her dilemma is death.
In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare presents a story that provides many suspects as to who ultimately causes the disastrous suicide of the two young lovers. Despite being a grown man, Romeo is depicted as someone who is exceedingly unstable, dramatic and even impetuous in times of emotional distress. As a result of Romeo acting before he thinks, he tends to have a disregard for social boundaries. In Romeo’s relationships, he rejects the social standards at the time. Romeo’s disregard for established social boundaries in relationships, ultimately leads to the deaths of the lovers because Romeo adores Rosaline, a Capulet, goes to a Capulet party, and marries Juliet, who is also a Capulet.
Romeo and Juliet, a theatrical romantic tragedy assumed to be written by William Shakespeare in 1596, is a play in which adults and friends fail in their duties to influence the two lovers to make proper decisions, which lead to the heartbreaking deaths of Romeo and Juliet. This is clearly demonstrated through
When Juliet tried to convince her father to cancel the wedding, Lord Capulet threatened to disown her. Juliet, lost as the Garden of Eden, seeks my help to repair her situation. For if I am unable to do so, she shall commit the sinful act to an eternity in the underworld by putting a knife through her heart. With a cloud of ignorance covering my eyes, I foolishly gave the naive Juliet a vile that makes her sleep for forty-eight hours making her seem dead. With all of Verona believing the young Capulet was deceased, I sent out a letter to the exiled Romeo saying his wife was alive and only sleeping.
From the death of Tybalt, Juliet is forced to marry Count Paris and of course, Juliet will have no part in this. The most stubborn Juliet goes to seek advice from Friar Lawrence, where she is given the solution to fake her death. Juliet had a plan to run away to Mantua with Romeo, but before this could happen and before Friar send word to Romeo. Balthasar, Romeo 's friend, had mistakenly told Romeo Juliet was dead, yet she was not. “Her body sleeps in Capels’ monument / And her immortal part with angels lives” (5.1.18-19) 5.1.18-19).
They were forcing her to marry someone else when she was in love with Romeo. This in her mind gave her no choice but suicide. When her father tells her, “I tell thee what-get thee to church o’ Thursday, or never look me in the face” (3.4.162-163) he is saying that she will marry Paris or he will disown her. This is the first act that causes Juliet to contemplate killing herself for fear that she has no choice but to marry Paris. Lord Capulet going back on his word about letting Juliet have free will over who she can marry, which Juliet feels is unfair.
Then Friar sends John to give this plan to Romeo to come back to Verona and escapes with Juliet. But because of misunderstanding and John cannot make it to Mantua, Romeo realizes that Juliet is actually died instead. So he comes back with the poison to Verona to die beside his love, Juliet. Thus, Romeo breaks the law due to he is banishing from Verona and must stay in
Juliet explains to her father that she’ll never marry Paris, this is because she’s loyal to Romeo and staying married to Romeo is what her heart desires. Then after Juliet refuses, Lord Capulet becomes enraged that she would even think to talk back to him in the way that she did. He becomes so enraged that he said “Thursday next/ to go with Paris to Saint Peter’s Church/ Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither/ Out, you green-sickness carrion! Out, you baggage/ You tallow face/” (3.5.158-162). After this threat, Juliet is forced to take action against her father, even if she would have to disobey him and possibly be disowned.
In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet there are many different forces to blame for the tragic deaths of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. Some might say the haste of the young lovers is to blame, others might say it was the feud between the Montague and Capulet families that brought on the tragic deaths. I believe that it was the Capulet parents that are to blame. I feel this because they tried forcing Juliet into an arranged marriage while she was grieving the death of her cousin, they threatened to disown her if she didn’t follow through with the marriage, and nobody, not even the nurse, was there to comfort her and give her the help and advice she needed. In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare presents the idea that love