Reasons Consequences In The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet

765 Words4 Pages
“There’s always consequences to your actions. Before you act, make sure you’re prepared for them”- Unknown. There has been a time in everyone’s life where they act before thinking; letting their emotions get the best of them, not aware of what they could be getting themselves into. This can be very dangerous and lead to drastic consequences. In “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” the main male lead Romeo murders a man with the name of Tybalt, because of this Romeo is banished from Verona the land of which he lives. This sentence is a reasonable sentence for the murder under the circumstances as conveyed through “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”, Romeo deserved to be punished for the crime of murdering Tybalt though Tybalt has had a known history of aggressiveness and want for Montague blood. It is common knowledge that if someone has committed murder that they should be punished, what type of leader would the Prince be if he were to allow a murderer to walk the streets of Verona. In Act 1 Scene the Prince explicitly states, “If ever you disturb our streets again, Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.” Benvolio makes Romeo aware of this statement, Romeo knew before he began the battle with Tybalt that if he were to fight a Capulet that he would be severely punished. Moreover, Romeo was the instigator of the battle between Tybalt and him as communicated in Act 3 Scene 1 “That late gavest me, for Mercutio’s soul. Is but a little way above our heads, Staying for thine
Open Document