Romeo And Juliet Tragedy

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Throughout time, there has been many tragedies caused by romance. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is great example of romantic tragedy. In the play, Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, two feuding families cause tragic results for their children, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. THe events contrast hatred and revenge with love and a secret marriage, forcing the young lovers to die tragically in despair. The deaths of Romeo and Juliet can be blamed upon Friar Lawrence, the parents of Romeo and Juliet, and Tybalt.
To begin, Romeo and Juliet’s deaths should be blamed upon Friar Lawrence. In the play, Romeo is asking Friar Lawrence to wed him to Juliet. Friar is telling Romeo to slow down and think about this decision, but still agrees to do it. Shakespeare writes, “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; for this alliance may so happy prove To turn your households’ to rancor to pure love” (Ⅱ.Ⅳ.90-92). The evidence shows Friar agreeing to wed the two because it could end the feud. Friar should have denied Romeo request because if they hadn’t gotten married, they could have been less overwhelmed and lived their whole life. The Friar had good intentions, but he just wasn’t realistic enough. Later in the play, Paris wanted to marry Juliet, so the parents arranged it and Juliet was not pleased. Friar then told her the plan which involved drinking a vial of potion. Friar Lawrence says, “Take thou this vial, being then in bed, And this distilling liquor drink thou
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