Tragedy is all around us in the world. The tragedy of Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet is that so many people receive fault for the death of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence is at fault because he tells Juliet to fake her death and he is unable to communicate this to Romeo. Fate is also to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare writes the play giving the audience the final decision of who is at fault for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
He was supposed to run away with Juliet when she would waken from her long sleep. Friar John said, “ I could not send it here it is again not get a messenger to bring it thee, so fearful were they of infection.” Friar was very disappointed in and thinking what he would do to get the news to Romeo. FRiar lawrence was not able to give romeo the news before he found out from someone else. Romeo found out that juliet was dead but he thought she was truly dead, so he got a vial of poison and drank it. When juliet woke up she saw Romeo lying the dead and she decided to kill herself since her only love was no longer alive.
Having committed murder, Romeo was banished. Friar Lawrence, a friend, came up with a plan to aid Romeo’s predicament. However, Friar Lawrence’s plan failed at the hands of fate. Similar to Friar Lawrence’s plan failing, Romeo and Juliet’s meeting and Romeo’s banishment were both caused by fate. Fate decides the lives and deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
After trying to deny being married off she finally agreed to marry Paris, but she will have to take the potion sooner, but she has no way to communicate this to Romeo. Romeo, unknowing of the circumstances, decided that before he left he needed a backup plan. He decided to get a vile of poison to kill himself if he is unable to get Juliet back. Since the sale of poison is illegal and punishable by death, he finds a poor apothecary that will do anything for money and has him make a batch of his strongest poison for Romeo. The apothecary tells Romeo that he is only doing this because he is poor, not because it is the right thing to do in “My poverty but not my will consents” (5.1.
Third - Others may say that tybalt is to blame for all the deaths. In the end the Prince is at fault for the death if he had just enforced the law and the consequences of them the outcome of the entire play could be different. He stated that anyone caught fighting would be killed for disruption of the peace and the town. Some people think that he was not involved too much and is not the biggest cause of all the deaths. On the other hand making the laws puts him in control of the laws and those causing some of the
It is a symbol of guilt, and how when you do things this bad, the guilt can really never leave you. Guilt was indirectly the downfall of Macbeth, and was the downfall of Lady Macbeth. After killing Duncan, Macbeth proceeds to kill the guards, a totally logical move. But he then says that he killed the guards placing himself under the suspicion of many. He tries to save himself but still Macduff and others are suspicious of him.
In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, we see that anger, fate/chance, and impatience is the main cause of their tragic death. The first form of anger that we see in Romeo and Juliet is when the prince says, "If you ever disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay for the forfeit of the peace" (I. i. 6)." The meaning of this quote is, those who fight in the streets of Verona shall die. The princes quote foreshadowed death during the end of the play.
Lastly, Tybalt is the most to blame for the events that occur in Romeo and Juliet because of the the first events he caused leading to the suicides of Romeo and Juliet. The confirmation that Tybalt is the cause of the terrible events in Romeo and Juliet is shown in the play “Romeo and Juliet” when Romeo says, “Is it even so? then I defy you, stars! Thou know 'st my lodging: get me ink and paper, and hire post-horses; I will hence tonight.” when he finds out that Juliet is dead, but doesn’t know she faked her death. Then Romeo sets out in his sorrow to an apothecary and says, “Come hither, man.
He should also be punished because he tells Romeo that he could meet someone else at the party. He tells Romeo that if he goes he could meet someone new and forget about Rosaline.This proves that he should be punished because if he would have just let Romeo cry by himself none of this would have ever happened. In Romeo and Juliet Benvolio should be punished. In addition to Benvolio the apothecary should also be punished for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. In Romeo and Juliet the apothecary sells Romeo the poison that kills
Therefore, Romeo received information that Juliet was actually dead rather than faking her death. Romeo, acting impulsively and believing the falsification, moved to buy a “cordial poison [to take]/ To Juliet’s grave, for there,” he killed himself (V.ii.90-91). Following that, upon awakening and finding Romeo dead, Juliet did the same. If Juliet never formulated such a fiction, no miscommunication would have occurred, and the pair would not have perished. In addition, as Juliet continued to lie, she was unable to seek counsel from her parents, only from her nurse, which soon too disappeared, and from Friar Lawrence.
At the scene of Romeo and Juliet’s death, Friar Lawrence confesses, “I am the greatest, able to do the least, yet most suspected, as the time and place doth make against me, of this direful murder. And here I stand, both to impeach and purge myself condemned and myself excused” (5.3.32-36). He explains that because he was there at the time of Romeo and Juliet’s death, he is suspected to have killed them. He should have been able to stop Juliet because he was there. Instead he chose to abandon the couple.
“If, rather than to marry County Paris,/Thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself,/Then is it likely thou wilt undertake/ A thing like death himself to ‘scape from it;/And, if thou darest, I’ll give thee remedy”(IV.i.71-76). He tells Juliet that if she takes the potion then it will get her out of marrying Paris. Before Juliet takes the potion, she thinks that that Friar Lawrence might be poisoning her “What if it be poison, which the Friar/ Subtly hath minister’d to have me dead” (IV.iii.24-25). Their plan could have worked if Friar Lawrence made sure that the letter got to Romeo in time. In the end, Friar Lawrence takes the blame for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths, “ I am the greatest, able to do least,/ Yet most suspected, as the time and place/ Doth make against me, of this direful murder;/And here I stand, both to impeach and purge/ Myself condemned and myself excused.” (V.iii.223-227).
“Two households, both alike in dignity (In fair Verona, where we lay our scene), From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life” ( Shakespeare,prologue, page 1 lines 0-10). That was talking about the suicides of Romeo and Juliet and the person I hold the most responsible for their deaths is Romeo. Ihave three main reasons why he is the cause of his and juliets death. They are first off he is moody teenage and evey one knows that you cant trust thoes people.
Romeo and Juliet What are the main factors that caused their death? Romeo and Juliet’s death could have been caused by a great many factors but due to the fact that a few of the decisions chosen in the story were heavily influenced by either one or many other decisions acted upon by the relatives or friends of the two main characters in the story, Romeo and Juliet. Fate is not included because this is based off as if it was a real life scenario (which fate doesn’t affect since it has no proof of existence). The primary factor for their death is Romeo’s stupidity that got him banished from the city for killing Tybalt in the first place, however much deserved his death was. Romeo could have instead left the law to capture and punish Tybalt
”Hands”, signify the important components of self and violence that rounds out an emphasis placed on choice throughout the play. It is the impression of responsibility for this poor action that has been committed. In this play, there are many ideas, but guilt is one of the most significant ones. It teaches important lessons to the readers, with everlasting morals. In Act 2, Macbeth and Lady Macbeth chose to commit a sin, killing King Duncan, at his stay at Macbeth’s kingdom.