After killing the suitor, Romeo sees his lover who he believes to be dead, and drinks the poison. Once Juliet wakes up and discovers that her beloved Romeo is dead, she kills herself with his dagger. The deaths of Romeo, Juliet, and several other important characters contributes to the series of events that make Romeo and Juliet a tragic
Some will argue that Romeo did not lead to his own downfall that instead Juliet is responsible for Romeo 's downfall. On the other hand, Juliet isn 't the guilty one because Romeo hadn 't taken the time to find out what truly had happened to Juliet and immediately decided to kill himself. According to Laurence Steinberg, “It doesn’t mean adolescents can’t make a rational decision or appreciate the difference between right and wrong,” he said. “It does mean, particularly when confronted with stressful or emotional decisions, they are more likely to act impulsively, on instinct, without fully understanding or analyzing the consequences of their actions” (Teens Brains Hold key to their Impulsiveness). Concluding, Romeo wasn’t sure about what the right decision was so he just did whatever the first thing that came to mind, thus proving how he was impulsive.
Near the end of the play Juliet is faking her death to be free with Romeo.“Peace,ho for shame! Confusion's cure lives not in these confusions”(Friar, Act 4,Scene 5, Line 65) This quote show revenge in Romeo and Juliet by proving that Juliet’s family is hurt by revenge that they caused. Therefore, there family’s own cause grief to themselves by seeking revenge on the Montagues. In the movie West Side Story Chino kills Tony for revenge on Bernado. This hurts all involved in the situation including the innocent who are not involved for example, Tony’s parents were not involved and still must deal with this loss.
In fact, in the prologue it says “A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life;” the phrase star-crossed means full of bad luck. So this play is meant to have bad luck (or bad decisions?). When Romeo and Juliet decide to get married or Juliet decides to fake her death and not tell Romeo. Those decisions were foolish and self-centered decisions. Even Romeo stabbing himself after he finds Juliet was a rash decision.
Embrace the Perfectly Imperfect Imagine being someone with a flaw so immense that it changes the ways you go about life. This could simply be a trait that someone had picked up due to a weakness or mistake they have made in the past. Also, can be the act of being too young to accept responsibilities. We follow Romeo, a tragic hero through the downfall of himself and his wife Juliet. The events that Romeo and Juliet take part of throughout life can be seen in time and in the choices they make alone, but also as a whole.
In William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, there were several acts of impetuosity shown through several characters. The definition of impetuous according to the website merriam-webster.com is: marked by impulsive vehemence or passion. Romeo, Juliet, and the friar all act on impulse. The three of them believe they are doing what is best for their situations, but in reality they are adding to the plot of the demise of the two lovers. In the play, the three characters Romeo, Juliet, and Friar Lawrence act on impetuosity, which leads to the final tragedy of the play.
“Tragic flaw… [can] be defined as a trait in a character leading to [their] downfall” (Editors). In many fictitious pieces, characters are given a flaw that leads to consequences. William Shakespeare incorporates the theme of tragic flaw in Romeo and Juliet, through his characters. Tragic flaw is demonstrated by Romeo who falls in love too easily, eventually leading to his death. It is also shown with Tybalt who is very stubborn and reckless, leading to his end.
In order to try to see Romeo again, and avoid marrying County Paris, a match that her parents set up because they didn’t know about Romeo, Juliet decided to fake her death. She figured that if everybody thought she was dead, then she would be taken to a tomb, and Romeo could meet her there. Romeo was not notified of Juliet faking her death, so when he saw Juliet lying dead at her grave, he was extremely upset. Romeo said that “ I still will stay with thee, And never from this palace of dim night Depart again(Act 5 Scene 3 lines 115-117).” Romeo killed himself, because he was in too much of a rush to wait for Juliet to wake up. Had he actually stayed with Juliet, he would have seen that she was still alive.
The worst of all Romeo’s peculiar actions is when he murders two of the characters. Romeo first murders Tybalt out of rage for accidentally killing Mercutio, this is for revenge. Romeo seeks out this fight, he initiates the brawl. Killing Tybalt causes the prince to banish instead of executing him, triggering his mother 's death that was previously mentioned. Secondly he kills Paris in another duel that Paris started to defend Juliet’s body and grave.
When Benvolio suggest that they go to the party Romeo should've said no because he knew that it was wrong because he's a Montague and it was Capulets party. Also, Romeo should of stayed away from Juliet when the nurse told him she was a Montague. By doing so, he could of avoided being banished and trying to get back together with Juliet which ending with them killing themselves. Last, romeo shouldn't of fought Tybalt. When he fought Tybalt to avenge Mercutio he ended up getting banished.