While some may argue that Romeo and Juliet’s personalities are responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, it is actually the mentors’ fault because of the encouraged marriage, the complicated plan, and thoughtless consequences. The mentors first go wrong when the Nurse and Friar set up a secret marriage for Romeo and Juliet. It is the Nurse, who tells Juliet that in the cell “Stays a husband to make [her] a wife”(II.vi.69). With the help of the Friar and the Nurse, they are able to set up a time and a place for the secret marriage. Rather being true mentors and guiding them, they are allowing this quick marriage to happen.
Shakespeare shows that his parents know what to do in this situation by showing us what they do when Romeo almost gets killed. “(montague) Not Romeo, Prince; He was Mercutio’s friend./ His fault includes but what the law should end,/ The life of Tybalt./ (prince) And for that offense/ Immediately we do exile him hence” (3.2.193-197). This quote shows that they persuaded the Prince not to kill Romeo and only banish him. Thus keeping their son alive. Romeo's parents almost always seem to know what to do.
William Shakespeare included metaphors in his play Romeo And Juliet to explain the relationship between Romeo and Juliet while enhancing the reader's experience. When Romeo comes to the Capulet ball he immediately notices Juliet and her beauty. When Romeo first sees Juliet he already lets her know his love for her, “If I profane with my unworthiest hand this holy shrine, the gentle sin is this: My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand to smooth that rough touch with my tender kiss” (1.5.104-107). Romeo compares himself to Pilgrims and the way Pilgrims worship a holy shrine, saying how much he worships Juliet. This lets the audience know how to should appreciate any lover but not go to the extent of worshipping them.
Wherefore art thou Romeo?” Here one can also see the use of a rhetorical question. The author’s intention regarding this quote was probably for the audience to empathize with Juliet and understand her despair at the fate that called her to love a Montague. The audience then wonders if this perhaps has any regard to the star-crossed factor of their love which is mentioned in the prologue. Another rhetorical question is “What’s a Montague?”, an interesting question which demonstrates Juliet’s maturity as she disregards the
This is why they secretly ask Friar Laurence to marry them in secret. If Friar didn’t marry them it would of not started the chain reactions of events that occur next. The play ends with three tragic deaths; those including being Romeo and Juliet. Friar Laurence is mostly to blame for the tragic events in Romeo and Juliet, because of he did things in secret, not communicating clearly, and not executing his plans. The first reason why Friar Laurence is to blame is because he married Romeo and Juliet.
Shakespeare uses both romantic and identity crushes to show that parents should take teenage crushes seriously by providing examples of stories and lessons he put together into his plays. For example, One of his many famous plays he has created that is a great example of both romantic and identity crushes is Romeo and Juliet. A romantic crushes is formed by finding someone whom they find powerfully attractive; moreover, someone who they feel excited to be around, and with whom they want to spend a lot of time. Parents most often know not to take these romantic crushes serious because they know sooner or later their children will outgrow these crushes and move onto the next crush: “Most romantic crushes don’t last very long because once the
The audience and a few others are aware of it but many in the play are not. This rings true when Tybalt tries to fight Romeo. Tybalt calls him a villain and Romeo responds by saying “Tybalt, the reason I have to love thee Doth much excuse the appertaining rage.” (III.I.58-59)He is saying we are supposed to be friends, You don’t know why but this is the reason I will not fight you. Also If Juliet’s parents were aware of the marriage they most likely would not have made her marry Paris. Juliet having to marry Paris was what inspired the plan that led to Romeo and Juliet's untimely demise.
For instance, in the third quatrain or line 9-12 Juliet says, “Ay, pilgrim, lips that they must use in prayer.” Romeo replies, “O,then…lest faith turn to despair.” In a sonnet, there is a specific rhyming pattern, typically each character says enough that they complete the pattern, however in this part of the passage, Romeo ends the pattern with the word despair, rhyming what Juliet ended with earlier, prayer. This further shows how Romeo and Juliet are extremely connected through their love. Therefore, Shakespeare decided that a sonnet would best suit this passage in the play since he wanted to portray Romeo and Juliet’s powerful
After falling in love, Romeo and Juliet consult the Friar and inform him of their secret love, asking him to marry them. With Romeo being a Montague and Juliet being a Capulet, his optimistic nature leads him to, against better judgement, marry the two in hopes that the marriage and love would end the everlasting feud between the two families. Later in the play, after killing Tybalt, Romeo is banished from the town. Juliet is then forced by Lord Capulet to marry Prince to
This quote, which was hours after Romeo first met Juliet, explicitly shows how quick Romeo was to immediately fall for Juliet and want her to be his almost immediately. It is human instinct to want to jump immediately into romance when you truly begin to like someone, but by following this rush, Romeo only ended up hurting Juliet and his chances together. This could have been simply evaded by moving at a slow, calculated pace to appease their families and also to sort out a plan where the two can escape together. Following instinct only lead them to
The blame is on Romeo because he acted too hastily throughout the play. He shouldn 't have asked Juliet to marry him so suddenly, and he should have thought more carefully bedfellows rushing back to Verona after hearing of Juliet 's death. He also acted violently and without thinking he killed Tybalt and later on, he killed Paris too. Romeo and Juliet were both going to get married, but first they needed to go to Friar Laurence 's cell. The father didn 't like that idea, but he saw that they were both really in love with each other, so he was going to marry them.
Romeo 's impulsive behavior and perilous love for Juliet proved to be fatal for both of them. If he had been loyal to the Montague family, and resisted his risky love for Juliet, he would have saved both of their lives. In addition, his extreme, unbridled passion for Juliet put both of them in danger. Even though Romeo was primarily responsible for their deaths and others, Friar also contributed to the deaths of both Romeo and Juliet. 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.
Friar Laurence states ¨in one respect I´ll assist be; For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households rancor to pure love¨(980) This is saying that not knowing what marrying Romeo and Juliet could cause, but he did it anyway. Little did he know that is would wound up with both of them dead. He thought that if they were married, nothing could go wrong. The friar thought there would be a happily ever after. If he never married them, then Juliet would learn that she has to do what she told, and not go behind her parents back.
Had he brought the letter to Romeo himself Romeo would have been at the tomb when Juliet woke up and they would have run away to Mantua together. Instead, Romeo got to the tomb thinking that Juliet was dead and killed himself. When Juliet awoke she also killed herself, seeing that Romeo was dead. They did end up being together, but in death. Their destiny was still fulfilled, just not the way it should have been.