In Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence and Lord Capulet should be punished, and Benvolio should be pardoned. Friar Lawrence and lord Capulet both do stuff that is illegal and stuff that they should not be doing. Benvolio doesn’t do anything wrong and all he does is good. Romeo and Juliet are two young people who are dumb because they think they fell in love after less than a day of knowing each other. The characters in this story are dumb because they try and get married after one
Friar Lawrence agrees to do so because he believes that their love may turn the two families hatred for each other into love. He says that " 'For this alliance so happy prove/ To turn your households ' rancor to pure love '". After Romeo kills Tybalt he is sentenced to banishment. He knows Juliet is hurting from this and threatens to hurt himself, to which Friar Lawrence tells him to stop and be rational. Had he let Romeo go on, the story could have ended right then.
Juliet just claimed she would rather die than to have Romeo be married to someone else. As dramatic as that already seems, also know that they had just met. And when Romeo runs to Friar John to ask to marry them, that could also be argued to be an act of lust. Romeo told him to “Do thou but close our hands with holy words. / then love-devouring death do what he dare, / It is enough I may but call her mine” (2.6.6-8).
Body Juliet reacted impulsively and immaturely when informed of Romeo’s banishment, this was part of the cause of both of their deaths. Initially Juliet’s first response to the events were to revile Romeo, referring to him as a "serpent heart, hid with a flow'ring face!" Calling him contradicting names such as a "fiend angelical," which is an angelic devil. Juliet was in a frantic condition and was thoroughly against Romeo for a period of time until the nurse began to revile him, calling him names similar to the ones Juliet had mentioned earlier in the play. Almost instantly, Juliet contradicted her previous comments by saying that Romeo was "not born to shame" She even went to the point of backing up Romeo that she believed her cousin would have killed Romeo regardless, calling her cousin a "villain."
Both romeo and juliet believed that they could not live without one another so when romeo mistakenly thought juliet died, he killed himself which led to the death of juliet. Throughout the story, the recurring problem of the rising tensions between the two families always makes things harder and harder for romeo and juliet. Both romeo and juliet hate being montagues and capulets, and it is very clear and easy to see this because it is shown during the story when Juliet says “Deny thy father and refuse thy name. Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.’’ (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.
He then performs the marriage of Romeo and Juliet and even fabricates a foolish plan to keep them together when Juliet is forced to marry Paris. He also leaves Juliet alone in the tomb after she awakens to find her beloved Romeo dead. Friar Lawrence is a moral man, but his hubris leads to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo considers the Friar someone he can confide in, and he tells the Friar of his newfound love for Juliet. The Friar’s excessive pride allows him to agree to wed Romeo and Juliet, hoping he can bring the Montagues and Capulets together, though these families hatred spans generations.
His gentle altercation with Tybalt defines his love for his friends and family. Romeo acts as an arbitrator between Tybalt and Mercutio because he understands the repercussions of the impending clash. He tries his best to reason with Tybalt by saying “I do protest, I never injured thee, But love thee better than thou canst devise.” Meaning that he won 't fight because he is related to him through marriage. Tybalt, not knowing of their secret wedding ignores Romeo’s comment, continuing his goading of Mercutio.
tell me, that I may sack / The hateful mansion. / Drawing his sword” (Shakespeare III.iii.148-151). Romeo hates himself for being a Montague and wants to remove his name from his identity because it gives Juliet a reason to detest him. Romeo does not consider how his suicidal
Fate had made it so that the priest had just so precisely chosen that path and just so coincidentally had people in his path who thought he was carrying a disease, so they could deter him from his path causing him to fail and for Romeo to never receive the news. Romeo, who truly believed that Juliet was dead made his way to the Capulet morgue where he was to die with her. If Romeo only waited a little bit longer Juliet would of woken up next to him, they would not have to die. Fate had influenced the chain of events, first by acquainting Romeo and Juliet with each other, then by causing Romeo to kill Tybalt and exiling him. And then finally by delaying the message of the priest so that Romeo could make his journey all the way to the morgue just to kill
In the beginning we saw Romeo in love with Rosaline and Shakespeare intentionally added that aspect of Romeos life in the beginning so we could see how easily he could “fall in love” with a new girl. This goes to show how we should not trust anything of what Romeo says he feels but Juliet falls on his every word because it is the better alternative to marrying Paris. Both Romeo and Juliet had acted impulsively with their feelings and selfishly with how they acted on them. They knew that their being together would be a hardship on themselves end others but they selfishly continued without thinking about the toll it would bring to the community. They planned to run away from the rest of the world and Juliet pretended to be dead only later for both of them to kill themselves.
He then felt regret right after he did this, because they are now related through marriage. If Tybalt had not killed Mercutio, Romeo would not have gotten upset with Tybalt. When people found out about Tybalt being killed by Romeo, the Prince banished him from Verona. Since he gets banished it is harder for him to see Juliet, which also made it hard for the news about her being in a deep sleep to reach Romeo. These are my reasons on why Tybalt should also be to blame for the two
Benvolio, who wanted everyone to be friends, warned the guys not to fight in public. Insults were exchanged, but Romeo remembered that Tybalt is his new wife 's cousin, so he turned the other cheek. Mercutio found this totally shocking, actually dishonorable, so he offered to fight Tybalt instead. They fought and then Romeo tried to intervene, but Tybalt suddenly stabbed Mercutio. Romeo and Benvolio assumed that Mercutio has not been badly hurt because he started joking about his damage but it was no joke.
The fact that Romeo and Juliet where each from families that hated the other guaranteed they were doomed from the second they laid eyes on each other, so here death is the fault of the parents. In a way, if the Montagues and Capulet’s could’ve just been friends, all these deaths could’ve been avoided. Therefor the deaths were the parents were the parents fault, not the Friar’s. This is not accurate, because even if the families were best friends, Lord Capulet would have still wanted Juliet to marry Paris not Romeo , and they woul have gotten in a feud
There were many signals that Juliet was unstable after Romeos banishment, yet the friar ignored them and came up with a dangerous plan for her to fake her death. When seeing Juliet threaten suicide he should have at least reprimanded Juliet for even thinking of doing that. In the text it even says that since quote . I ponder why the Friar even thought Juliet was stable enough to carry through with his plan because what they were already doing was precarious and she was borderline irrational at that point. Friar Laurence should have listened to logic, instead of ignoring it to reunite the two lovers.
By allowing Romeo’s persuasive words and undying passion for Juliet to persuade him to go along with the wedding, he put them both in a risky situation which led to their demise. Even though both Romeo and Friar hoped for a happy ending with the Montagues and Capulets, it did not end up that way. Despite their good intentions, both characters contributed to the deaths in this tragic play. All of the mistakes made prove enemies can never be