Romeo And Juliet Letters Analysis

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In William Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet, the three letters affect the plot and outcome of the play by bringing death, banishment, and resolution to the play. Romeo’s letter resolves numerous issues toward the end of the play by showing and explaining what has really happened. The letter made by Friar Lawrence causes many tragedies, including death by the mistakes made in the delivery of the letter which eventually changes the play’s outcome. Tybalt’s letter alters the outcome of the play by developing a feud in the play between two characters which eventually leads to unpleasant events. The threatening letter from Tybalt to Romeo develops displeasing incidents that changes the play’s outcome. For example, Tybalt’s letter challenges…show more content…
For example, Paris loses his life due to Romeo as he says, “Oh, I am slain! If thou be merciful, Open the tomb. Lay me with Juliet” (5. 3. 80-81). Romeo takes away Paris’s life because of the fact that they both think Juliet lies dead in the Capulet tomb when in reality Romeo has not received the letter from Friar Lawrence telling him Juliet is only sleeping which affects the play. To expand, Romeo still believes Juliet has met her death, so he drinks poison which generates his death. Friar Lawrence’s letter would have stopped Romeo from committing suicide because he would know of Friar Lawrence’s plan to stop Juliet from marrying Paris, but the letter never reaches him therefore greatly modifying the play’s outcome. Furthermore, Juliet wakes up in the tomb realizing the love of her life, Romeo, has passed away, so she decides she must not live without him and she stabs herself. Juliet’s death from Friar Lawrence’s plan and letter not working results in changing the play’s outcome because she acts as one of the main characters of the play and without her, her family does not live the same way. The play’s outcome finishes differently due to Friar Lawrence’s letter brutally removing the lives of Paris, Romeo, and Juliet from the
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