Romeo And Juliet Bad Parents Essay

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Poor Parenting In the play, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, the adults of the family are responsible for the many tragedies throughout the performance. The parents rope their children into their feud. The parents misguiding cause several fatal instances, including Romeo and Juliet hiding their love, a deadly brawl between Mercutio and Tybalt, and feeding Tybalt’s affinity for fighting. The parent’s rivalry causes Romeo and Juliet to hide their relationship. In the first scene, the families fight to such an extent that the prince has to intervene. “Three civil brawls bred of an airy word By thee, old Capulet, and Montague, Have thrice disturbed the quiet of our streets… If you ever disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay …show more content…

So it is immediately evident that their love is forbidden. Following the Capulet’s party where they met, Romeo arrives at Juliet’s balcony. Upon spotting him, Juliet fills with worry. “If they do see thee, they will murder thee” (2.2.75). Their families despise one another so much that if he is spotted he will be ended. They are supposed to hate one another, so when it is the opposite they are fearful of what could happen if anyone found out. This leads them to go behind their parent's backs and marry each other in secret. “Some means to come to shrift this afternoon, and there she shall at Friar Lawerance’ cell be shrived and married. Here is for thy pains” (2.4.184-186). The lovers marry and next to no one knows. Romeo and Juliet are afraid of what their families would think leading them to make drastic decisions. The main one is Juliet taking a sleeping potion so that she would not have to marry Paris. Juliet’s parents have been setting her up with Paris and eventually decide to take it into their own hands. They set up a wedding date for the two and when Juliet finds out she freaks. She rushes to the Friar to see if he had any way to get out of …show more content…

Tybalt from the get-go is described to have a fierce and aggressive personality. Throughout, he is the one igniting and starting fights. Even at a party, which is meant for fun and relaxation, he is ready to draw his sword. “This, by his voice, should be a Montague. Fetch me my rapier, boy” (1.5.61-62). As soon as a Montague is near he is on a flight or fight response and always chooses the latter. Violence and hate is not something one is born with, as stated earlier. Tybalt absorbs and morphs to his surroundings. He was raised to rival the Montagues, it does not matter what they do because they are the enemy. “Romeo the love I bear thee can afford no better term than this: thou art a villain” (3.1.61-62). Even when Romeo desperately tries to stay out of trouble, Tybalt still views him as his opponent. He cannot connect any other words to Montague except the enemy. It is no wonder why he loves to fight so much, even his uncle wishes to join senseless fights. “What noise is this? Give me my long sword, ho!” (1.1.76). Kids are known to mimic the people in their life. They see what other people do and copy. Tybalt has likely seen his uncle, and other figures in his life race into battle many, many, times. Tybalt was not taught to be kind or to treat others with grace. His learned hostility cost his own and others' lives. After Tybalt kills Mercutio, Romeo goes after him and ends Tybalt’s life as well. Romeo kills Tybalt

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