Miscommunication In Romeo And Juliet

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Miscommunication in Romeo and Juliet Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society” (The Best Quotes About Lies and Lying). People in this world lie all the time because they think that they are helping instead of telling the truth. When the truth comes out in the society people are more hurt than if a person just told the truth instead of lying. In William Shakespeare's, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet die from miscommunication between the characters, not fate. The first sign of miscommunication is when the nurse and Juliet are talking about Romeo’s banishment, and this spirals into confusion that cause Juliet and Romeo’s…show more content…
When Juliet sees Paris, he is asking all these questions about loving him, Juliet never tells him she is married causing him to want to still marry her. "That may be, sir, when I may be a wife" (IV.1.19). Juliet will not tell Paris how she feels causing him to want to marry her, if she just told him the truth about her feelings and wasn’t arrogant about it, she would still be alive. During this all Friar Laurence is there listening to Juliet talk to Paris and he never jumps in to tell Paris that she is married. "The correlation between the behaviors of the friar and of other characters indicates that accepting Paris, defiance of conventional expectation is wholesale. The correlation also underscores the friar's refusal to abide by God's will. He prefers the author o you of 'My will be done.' Taking an active role in the affairs of men, he shows his discontent with leaving matters in the hands of Providence" (Blooms, 72). The Friar is a big part about miscommunication in this play and this is a big part of it, he is planning on still marrying Paris and Juliet because he ever got permission to marry Romeo and to Juliet, causing him either to get in trouble or continue to lie. It gets to the point where he gives Juliet a potion to make her sleep and disappear so he never gets
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