Mocky In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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For many years, a feud between two families, the Montagues and the Capulets, has been the disruption of peace in the city of Verona, Italy. That is when a pair of star-crossed lovers misadventured kids wound up taking their lives. The deaths of Romeo and Juliet were in fault of the impulsive decisions of Tybalt, Lord Capulet and Friar Lawrence. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt is the nephew of Lord Capulet and Juliet’s older cousin. He is a tough, cocky, aggressive, and competitive man who is always looking to start a fight. In Act III, Scene 1, Mercutio provokes Tybalt to fight. Certainly Mercutio had a sense of humor that got underneith Tybalt’s skin and so they fought. Mercutio ended up slain by Tybalt after Romeo had come …show more content…

Lord Capulet also shares the blame for the deaths of the two lovers. In the beginning of the play, Paris - a cousin of the prince and member of the royal family - meets with Lord Capulet and asks him permission to take Juliets hand in marriage. At first, Capulet says “Too soon marred are those so early made," which means Juliet is too young to get married. But after some convincing by the prince, Lord Capulet tells him that he will not agree to let anyone marry Juliet unless his daughter consents to the match. After Juliets father finds Juliet frantic grief over her cousin 's death, he decides that marriage might help her recover. Juliet is told she shall meet her future husband in Saint Peters Church on Thursday morning. Since Juliet is already married to Romeo, this bit of news sends her sobbing in a ball on the floor behind the nurse. Juliet tells her father that she does not want to get married to Paris and this sends Lord Capulet into raging fury. In the text, Lord Capulet tells his daughter, “Thank me no thankings, nor proud me no prouds, But fettle your fine joints 'gainst Thursday next. To go with Paris to Saint Peter’s Church, Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither” (Page 248). Juliet at this point did not know what to do. Her father also says, “ I tell thee what: get thee to church o ' Thursday, Or never after look me in the face. Speak not. Reply not. Do not answer me” (Page 249). Juliets only options were to marry Paris and still be a part of the family, or …show more content…

The last person in charge of the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is Friar Laurence. Friar Laurence is the person Juliet goes to after her father tells her she will have to marry Paris. She seeks for advice in what to do. After Juliet explains her situation and asks Friar for help, Friar Laurence comes up with an idea that just might do the trick. He gives her a potion that would fake her death so she would not have to marry the prince the next day. His specific directions were to drink the potion right before she went to bed. She did as told and the nurse had found her in bed without a pulse and a tiny bottle in hand. Before Juliet took the potion, Friar Laurence wrote a letter to Romeo explaining to him that she was not actually dead. Juliet’s parents held her funeral that same day her wedding was supposed to be held. Friar Lawrence gave the letter to Friar John to deliver to Romeo. While he was on his way, he stopped at a house to visit the sick. Since the authorities suspected that the house might have the plague, Friar John and all those inside were put under quarantine until it could be determined if they carried the disease or not. They refused to take the letter to Romeo on Friar John 's behalf because the letter might have carried the disease, and so it was never delivered. In the play, Friar Laurence tells Juliet, “Hold. Get you gone. Be strong and prosperous. In this resolve. I’ll send a friar with speed. To Mantua with my letters to thy lord” (Page 256). Friar

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