Choices and Consequences in Romeo & Juliet (ROUGH DRAFT) Many choices in Romeo & Juliet lead to Romeo and Juliet’s deaths, but the most responsible are the decisions of Romeo and Juliet. Even though the choices of people like Friar Laurence, Tybalt, and Lord Capulet lead to the deaths of Romeo & Juliet, the choices Romeo and Juliet make throughout the play ultimately leads to their death because of Romeo and Juliet’s decision to be married and Romeo’s decision to go to the party. Romeo’s choice to go the Capulet party is the most influential and contributing to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Due to Romeo’s depression Mercutio & Benvolio convince him to go to the Capulet party.
In the play Romeo and Juliet, most of the characters live their lives in haste among much conflict in Verona, which results in no good. The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet in this play is definitely not caused by fate, but it is caused by their rash and hasty decisions throughout the play. There is no sense of patience or carefull thoughtfulness in this play from most of the characters. The author William Shakespeare, portrays tragic flaws in each of the main characters that ultimately lead to the death of the antagonists in the play. The hasty decisions and actions of Romeo, Friar Lawrence, and Juliet result in the final tragedy of the play.
In a romantic comedy, two people will fall in love at first sight, with everything working out at the end. However, this is not possible in a tragedy. The tragedy Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare tells the tale of a couple’s forbidden love and how it leads to many consequences, which are caused by impulsive decisions. One consequence is the couple having to hide their love from their families and friends. Another is the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt. The final consequence is the deaths of the lovers themselves, Romeo and Juliet. The tragedy in Romeo and Juliet is caused by quick and impulsive decisions because they lead to unforeseen consequences.
In the Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet, the play is mainly ran by the bad choices Romeo and Juliet make. These many hasty decisions eventually led to the death of the two star crossed lovers. Some of the decisions that will be mentioned here will be: Romeo getting involved in Mercutio and Tybalt’s “duel”, the Friar agreeing to marry Romeo and Juliet, and the two lovers rushing into marriage.
Unfortunately, this rash decision leads to tragedy, but his aspiration to create unity between the true lovers helped the certainty of their trust in him. Friar Laurence is the most scheming character in the book: he marries Romeo and Juliet as a part of a plan to end the civil strife in Verona; he helps Romeo into Juliet’s room and then out of Verona, and he devises the plan to reunite Romeo and Juliet through the sleeping potion idea. Friar Laurence’s plan seems well conceived and well intentioned, as they serve as the main mechanisms through which the fated tragedy of the play occurs. Romeo and Juliet turn to Frair Laurence who offers neutral advice. At first, he can not believe how quickly Romeo has adbonded Rosaline and fallen so quickly in love with Juliet, reminding him of the suddenness of his decisions.
(2.2.34-36). Juliet doesn’t know that romeo is there but she is talking to herself and is wishing that they didn’t half to do deal with the feud anymore so that way her and Romeo could be together. However, the effects of the feud between the families results in romeo and juliets courageous decision to secretly get married.
Preciado 1 Lizeth Preciado Deborah Sidler Pre AP English 9: 2A February 18th, 2018 From the moment children are born, their actions begin to have an exponential effect on the lives of those around them. No action is free of consequences, and the decisions made throughout an individuals life can make or break the following course of events.
Juliet did not want to, legally could not, marry Paris. The whole cause of the huge confliction is due to the parents. They did not want Juliet to marry Romeo, because he is a Montague. They thought Paris would be a better match for Juliet. When Juliet refuses to marry Paris, Capulet freaks out.
Juliet’s father, Lord Capulet, then order that she marry Paris, another Capulet. Juliet does not want to marry Paris. Juliet goes to Friar Laurence for a solution, so she will not have to marry Paris; his idea is to make her appear dead. She accepts the plan and drinks the poison that Friar gives her. The problem appears when Romeo finds Juliet in a deep sleep.
( II, ii, l. 121-122) She even agrees to get married to Romeo the very next day. Juliet’s rebellious streak is yet again evident when she says she will not marry Paris. In the patriarchal society that she lives in, she is expected to obey her father's . When Juliet says that Paris "shall not make me there a joyful bride".
She is able to deceive the Nurse from suspecting that she fell in love with Romeo. Furthermore, Juliet struggles with another problem when her parents decide that she was to marry the Count Paris when she was already married to Romeo. When Juliet refuses to marry Paris, she states, “I will not even marry yet, and when I do I swear it shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate, rather than Paris.” (III.v.126). She is not obedient to her parents like she used to.
From the time Juliet was a baby, her father was searching to find the perfect man to marry her. He had considered, age, last name, and most importantly, social status. He felt his daughter deserved to marry a rich man, of appropriate age, and would not even consider Romeo’s family, the Montagues, because of the families’ feud. Meanwhile, all Juliet wanted to do was marry Romeo, her true love. She even tells her parents in act III, scene v “He shall not make me there a joyful bride…I will not marry yet; and when I do, I swear it shall be Romeo…”
Capulet went on and on about how he had an ungrateful daughter and that “[he’ll] pardon [her]” if “she will not wed” (III.v.189). In other words, if the Juliet did not marry Paris, he wanted nothing to do with her, not even “house with her” (III.v.190). With this further isolation, Juliet felt forced to go out and do what she pleased, and that was to be with Romeo, so she followed the friar’s plan. With the fail of plans, when Juliet wakes, Romeo is already dead, leaving Juliet no other choice but to also commit suicide to be with Romeo
Romeo and Juliet: Avoiding Tragic Mistakes Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, is considered to be his masterpiece; it is known all over the world and is perhaps the most famous play in history. The play tells the tragic story of two young lovers, Romeo and Juliet, who are trapped in a feud between their families. In the end, their actions lead to the deaths of six people including themselves. The key to understanding the actions of Romeo and Juliet is through science.