Juliet's Banishment In Romeo And Juliet

577 Words3 Pages
Introduction
Juliet’s reaction to Romeo’s banishment was the cause of their deaths. This statement is backed up by the actions caused by Juliet's reaction in the form of seeking more time with Romeo (Friar Lawrence contribution) and the cause / effect of her decision making in crucial point of the play (compared to Romeo’s). Examples of this can be seen throughout the stage of the play in which Romeo was banished, such as when Juliet confesses how much she wants to see Romeo and the way in which she seeked further help from Friar Lawrence. Following Romeo’s banishment, Juliet caused the events that lead to both of them dying.
Body
Juliet reacted impulsively and immaturely when informed of Romeo’s banishment, this was part of the cause of both of their deaths. Initially Juliet’s first response to the events were to revile Romeo, referring to him as a "serpent heart, hid with a flow'ring face!" Calling him contradicting names such as a "fiend angelical," which is an angelic devil. Juliet was in a frantic condition and was thoroughly against Romeo for a period of time until the nurse began to revile him, calling him names similar to the ones Juliet had mentioned earlier in the play. Almost instantly, Juliet contradicted her previous comments by saying that Romeo was "not born to shame" She even went to the point of backing up Romeo that she believed her cousin would have killed Romeo regardless, calling her cousin a "villain." Later she mentions something which sparks a chain reaction after supporting Romeo for some time while talking to a distressed nurse, “father, mother, Tybalt, Romeo, and herself have
…show more content…
Initially Friar Lawrence only made a brief proposal as a possible method in order to avoid marrying Paris, stating “As that is desperate which we would prevent. If, rather than to marry County Paris, Thou hast the strength of will to slay
Open Document