This is something a typical modern-day playwright wouldn’t do. However, on a stage during the Shakespearean time, the spoiler does create a sense of suspense that makes the audience wonder what precipitates the death of the lovers and want to follow along with the play. He uses the phrase “star-crossed” to suggest that it was bad luck that leads to the lover’s demise, and that Romeo and Juliet’s stars were not aligned in
Friar Lawrence is responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Though the Friar is trying to help Romeo and Juliet, he is the catalyst of their destruction. Friar Lawrence’s hubris starts the chain reaction of tragic events for these “two star crossed lovers” (Prologue. 6). He then performs the marriage of Romeo and Juliet and even fabricates a foolish plan to keep them together when Juliet is forced to marry Paris.
Fate is another major element of astrology that is referred to in Romeo and Juliet. They use fate to see into the future like foreshadowing what is going to happen in the play, who will die and how. Fate goes with predetermined destiny because if they can see enough into the future for death, why can 't they see into the future for anything else. “ Go ask his name-If he is married,/My grave is like to be my wedding bed”(I,v,133-134). Juliet is foreshadowing her own fate which is that her grave becomes her wedding bed.
Nathaniel Hawthorne has said, “Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind,” and indeed, time is a very precious thing especially since all living beings expire. However, due to the fear of dying, it leads to impetuous decisions in order to use time wisely, but ultimately backfires and leaves consequences. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet fall in love at the hands of fate and try to make haste to pursue their love in secret, but come to a bittersweet and tragic end. Romeo and Juliet is the ever so iconic play that tells of the forbidden love between a girl from the house of Capulet and a boy from the house of Montagues. Romeo attends a party for the sake of seeing his one love, Rosaline.
With his father just being murdered by his uncle Claudius and Polonius banning the relationship between him and Ophelia, the only thought running through Hamlet’s mind was anger and revenge. The acts of violence throughout the play comes in three different forms; murder, suicide, and combat. Polonius is unexpectedly murdered, Ophelia goes mad and commits suicide, and Hamlet provokes a battle with Laertes that ends poorly for both men. All three of these violent acts can be traced back to clouded judgements, indecisiveness, anger, revenge, and heartbreak. Shakespeare created such acts of violence to keep the readers on their toes and informed, but also to invoke questions.
Fate had made it so that the priest had just so precisely chosen that path and just so coincidentally had people in his path who thought he was carrying a disease, so they could deter him from his path causing him to fail and for Romeo to never receive the news. Romeo, who truly believed that Juliet was dead made his way to the Capulet morgue where he was to die with her. If Romeo only waited a little bit longer Juliet would of woken up next to him, they would not have to die. Fate had influenced the chain of events, first by acquainting Romeo and Juliet with each other, then by causing Romeo to kill Tybalt and exiling him. And then finally by delaying the message of the priest so that Romeo could make his journey all the way to the morgue just to kill
The lines, “O brother Montague, give me thy hand.” and “There shall no figure at such rate be set As that of true and faithful Juliet.” (5.3.311-318) by Capulet and Montague showing that the families forgive each other and feel remorse for their actions, they are signifying the end of their prolonged conflict. This event demonstrates the effect of fate(the death of Romeo and Juliet) on the story, changing important events and playing a large part in the storyline. In this story, fate also represents the impending doom hanging over Romeo and
After the plot has thickened the couple gets separated but are soon reunited, but not in the way they had hoped. This couple's fate will be decided in ways such as Romeo being banished, Romeo coming back to die with Juliet, or Juliet killing herself to be with Romeo. Later in the play Romeo kills Tybalt, is banished, and makes himself and Juliet almost depressed. When Juliet finds out Romeo is banished she goes looking for solutions elsewhere. In the play Juliet tells Friar what she needs to do to get rid of her problem: Give me
The audience may feel tension as they can see Benvolio trying to warn Mercutio of what may occur and because Tybalt had a score to settle with Romeo for attending the Capulet party. This links to conflict as the weather is encouraging a fight by aggravating the characters. We also see physical conflict when Tybalt kills Mercutio. This shocks the audience and shows how bad the conflict between Capulet and Montague has become. Also, when Mercutio is dying, he curses the feuding families three times: 'A plague o' both your houses!'
In Act Three Scene One, Fate is foreshadowing the death of the two lovers. Immediately after he kills Tybalt in a duel, Romeo declares he is "fortune's fool" (A3S1 line 142). This seems to suggest that fate or "fortune" is responsible for Tybalt's death, not Romeo. In Act 3 scene 5, Juliet says she has an “ill-diving soul” and that she will see Romeo next in a tomb. She is foretelling the future, which means fate is affecting her thoughts and ideas.
He also believed Balthasar when Balthasar says Juliet died, Romeo then spontaneously decided he will die with Juliet, Creating the Tragic ending of the play. Romeo has many dreams in the play giving messages to Romeo yet Romeo chooses to ignore them, making his own choice instead of fate. Before the Capulet party, Romeo spoke about a dream that someone close to him will die if he proceeds into the party. Instead of listening he decides to continue forward ignoring his dream and choosing his action himself, leading to the death of Mercutio. Romeo caused the Death of Mercutio by ignorantly stepping in between the quarrel of Mercutio and Tybalt, letting Tybalt stab Mercutio under Romeo 's arm.
For them to spot each other from across the room in a place where Romeo would normally have been forbidden, is concrete proof that fate was in full command. There are many deaths in the story of Romeo and Juliet. Mercutio’s and Tybalt’s had been one of those that were most influential to the story. The passing of Tybalt created chaos between the two families, especially the two lovers. With Romeo banished, Juliet came to the resort of faking her death so that Romeo could save her, but as we all know, that plan
William Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet shows that there are several reasons that eventually causes the death of the young couple, Romeo and Juliet. The three main reasons that caused the death on the young lovers are their reckless behaviors, fate, and the family feuds. The first main reason that causes the death of Romeo and Juliet is because of the reckless behaviors. The first careless behavior that Romeo performed was going to Juliet’s balcony and stating “kinsmen are no stop me” (pg. 510).
By allowing Romeo’s persuasive words and undying passion for Juliet to persuade him to go along with the wedding, he put them both in a risky situation which led to their demise. Even though both Romeo and Friar hoped for a happy ending with the Montagues and Capulets, it did not end up that way. Despite their good intentions, both characters contributed to the deaths in this tragic play. All of the mistakes made prove enemies can never be