Friar John's non fulfillment to deliver the letter leads Romeo to believe the news he had been told by Balthasar. Friar John's shortfall occurs earlier in Act five, when he returns to Friar Lawrence's shrine to inform him of the horrible news. Friar John states “Suspecting that we were both in a house / Where the infectious pestilence did reign, / Sealed up the doors and would not let us forth. / so that my speed to Mantua there was stayed.” (5.2.9-12). Friar John explains how he took a visit to another Friar who was supposedly infected with the plague and the town's health officials suspected the sickness and locked them in the house so he was unable to deliver the letter.
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.
Combined, Romeo and Juliet risk getting killed, commit suicide, and Juliet even fakes her own death so that her and Romeo could be together. They truley prove and exemplify the argument that the heart overrules the head because they ultimately take their lives for one another. These arguments substantiate the theme of choosing what your heart desires over anything else in the world, even your own life. Nowadays, this can be paralleled to walkouts, peaceful protests and other forms of passion-driven expression. This can also be parallel to the everyday acts of courage, that pushes one person to stand up for another.
Secondly he kills Paris in another duel that Paris started to defend Juliet’s body and grave. During this fight Paris was killed by Romeo and is the last person other than romeo and Juliet to die. These are the deaths Romeo is most responsible for since he murdered them. Romeo is responsible for every death in the play one way or another whether it be mistake, accident , or murder. Romeo could have prevented these deaths and had the life he wanted with Juliet however he made bad decision that led to bad
Questions such as “What if it be a poison, which the friar/ Subtly hath minister'd to have me dead/… [and] How if, when I am laid into the tomb/ I wake before the time that Romeo/ Come to redeem me?” (4. 3. 25-26, 31-33) filled Juliet's mind. Her blind concurrence with Friar despite her fears weakened her relationship with Romeo as the plan did go
Shakespeare’s portrayal of Juliet in this manner reverses traditional gender roles and by setting up a dramatic final scene in which Juliet makes the ultimate sacrifice for Romeo. When Juliet sees Romeo lying dead in the vault, she rushes to him, sees that he had died of poison, and says, “O churl, drunk all, and left no friendly drop/ To help me after!” (5.3.168). Without hesitation Juliet decides that life without Romeo is not worth living, unlike Romeo who shows fear when he waffles over the concept of death. Once Juliet realizes that there is no poison left for her,
This can most commonly be compared to the "Hunger Games" novel and film where the last one takes all. And the ones that did not make it, suffer a bloody death from the brutality of other players. The existentialism also ties into the suicidal thoughts because existentialism comes first. Existentialism is the thinking of ones self and understanding their own development through acts of will. Hamlet has heavy thoughts of why he's here when he can go with his father that is lying in a bed of poison.
Shakespeare’s Literary Devices The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare is a play full of tragedy, dramatic irony, and suspense. Act 5 of this play portrayed tragedy by the deaths of Romeo Montague and his wife, Juliet Capulet. Dramatic irony is represented in act 4 when Friar John goes to relay the message that Juliet is not dead to Romeo but gets stopped by an epidemic and unable to deliver the message to Romeo. Suspense is depicted in Romeo and Juliet in act 5 when Juliet can wake up any second in her coffin but also when Shakespeare gives Romeo enough time to kill himself before she wakes up and the audience knows he shouldn’t. Even though Romeo and Juliet is ultimately a love story, it has many literary devices such as dramatic irony, suspense, and tragedy.
Although the story starts out without indirectly discussing the murder of the king, we as readers can interpret that this act of violence has already taken place. The biggest question around is: “Who killed the King?” When the ghost visits Hamlet, readers and Hamlet become informed that King Claudius is the one who killed the king. (Act I, Scene 5, lines 39-40). This brings major tension into the mood and tone of the characters because now Hamlet has a feel for all the betrayal that is taking place around him. It also leads to a downfall of almost every character in the play.
Friar Laurence, the man that married Romeo and Juliet, walks in and see the horrific action that has taken place. Friar then gets startled by a watchman in the background and flees the scene leaving Juliet alone with Romeo’s lifeless body in her arms. Juliet then realizes that the man she loves is dead and the only solution is to take her on life. Juliet takes Romeo knife and stabs herself with it after she says her body will be the knives sheath. This is fate because death was destined upon both Romeo and Juliet.