Romeo And Juliet Death And Banishment Analysis

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Nobody’s life is perfect. Everybody makes mistakes and problems appear. However, some people are to be blamed more than others. In the tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, many problems of death, marriage, and banishment appear. Various characters in the play have faults leading to trouble, but the faults of Friar Lawrence and Tybalt were the greatest. Friar Lawrence, a monk of a church, made poor decisions that lead to conflicts between marriage. At first, Romeo begged Friar Lawrence for marriage to Juliet. Friar Lawrence’s surprise is clear: “Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! / Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so dear, / So soon forsaken?” (2.3.69-71). Although Friar Lawrence knows it has only been barely one day since Romeo met Juliet, and moved from Rosaline, he still agrees to the marriage. Friar Lawrence continues to criticize Romeo: “Young men’s love then lies / Not truly…show more content…
Without Tybalt, the deaths of Mercutio and himself would not have happened. Romeo also would not have been banished. At first, at Capulet’s party, Tybalt finds out Romeo at the party. Tybalt is clearly furious: “A villain that is hither come in spite / To scorn at our solemnity this night” (1.5.70-71). To get back at Romeo, Tybalt challenges him to a duel. Earlier the Prince had given a speech to stop the two families from fighting. Tybalt however, being inconsiderate of others, starts the fight anyways. Moreover, Tybalt is the one who stabbed and killed Mercutio first. While some may argue that Romeo is the one who killed Tybalt and should be taken blame, yet the reason for the fight between Romeo and Tybalt is due to Tybalt’s action of killing Mercutio, thus Tybalt is to be blamed more. Romeo is eventually also banished due to the killing of Tybalt. Tybalt’s horrible actions is what caused and eventually lead to the deaths of two and in time, the banishment of
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