In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare develops the theme that all decisions have consequences. One notable example is Romeo being impulsive. Many of the decisions he made were not thought through. There are several incidences that prove this. The first can be seen when Romeo decides to go to the party.
“For never was a story of more woe / Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” (Shakespeare V.iii.569-570). How did the decisions and mindsets of the characters lead to such a tragic ending? Hence, Romeo and Juliet, the classic play about two star-crossed lovers from feuding families, written by William Shakespeare, illustrates how the consequences of our actions can often be far worse than imagined. The play opens as they fall in love and get married, but Romeo faces exile for killing Juliet’s cousin in a fight and they both eventually commit suicide when they are not able to be together, leading their families to finally make peace.
Romeo blames fate, or fortune, for what has happened to him. Him slaying Tybalt was his fate. This then leads to probably the most fatal and important part of Act III… The prince banishing Romeo. Because of this only do Romeo and Juliet die, because Romeo is in another city they can’t communicate properly and the two star-crossed lovers commit suicide.
Many times, people blame people other than themselves for the events they take place in their life. However, sometimes it is, in fact, the own person’s fault. In Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, there is a prime example of this. Tybalt died in Act 3, Scene 1 at no one else’s fault but his own. Tybalt demonstrated characteristics of an extreme hot head, he initiated, or tried to initiate multiple fights within the play, and he ended the life of a member of the Prince’s own family, Mercutio.
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.’’
The acts of violence throughout the play comes in three different forms; murder, suicide, and combat. Polonius is unexpectedly murdered, Ophelia goes mad and commits suicide, and Hamlet provokes a battle with Laertes that ends poorly for both men. All three of these violent acts can be traced back to clouded judgements, indecisiveness, anger, revenge, and heartbreak. Shakespeare created such acts of violence to keep the readers on their toes and informed, but also to invoke questions. Is Hamlet Insane?
Friar told Juliet forty eight hours after she took the potion she would wake up and be with Romeo, but fate had a different plan. This then leads to Romeo coming back to Juliet. After Romeo gets word that Juliet is dead he rushes back to Juliet. Romeo buys poison, that will kill him, and brings it to Juliet's tomb to die with her.
Juliet only loves Romeo so this drives her to go to Friar Laurence whereupon attempted suicide he prescribes a potion that will make her appear dead. Romeo and Juliet’s decision to be married starts a string of events including Juliet’s “death”, Romeo killing Paris, Romeo killing himself, and Juliet killing
Romeo and Juliet Pardoned/Punished. Some of the characters in Romeo and Juliet are not the smartest. The author of this novel is Shakespeare. This book is about a young couple who “fall in love” and then kill themselves. In Romeo and Juliet, Benvolio should be pardoned and Friar Lawrence and Lord Capulet should be punished.
Romeo, the Capulets and Montagues, and Friar Lawrence, are the 3 people that should be blamed for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The first person that should be blamed for the tragedy is Romeo. When he arrives to see Juliet he says, “Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight” (5.1.37). Romeo acted upon his love for Juliet too quickly.
Who’s Responsible? In the book Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Tybalt is like the parasite in this story. It is evident that Tybalt is primarily responsible for Romeo’s death and the people he killed. He engaged Mercutio and held a grudge against Romeo for crashing his party.
In the play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the two teenage lovers fell for each other, however, Romeo’s flaw led to their death. Romeo’s flaw was his impulsiveness and urge to jump to conclusions. He acted upon himself to commit suicide rather than letting fate take its path to eventually lead them to be future lovers. Furthermore, Romeo had a big impact on their deaths because of his way of believing he would be able to fix the problem rather than putting it in fates hands. He acts on emotion instead of reason.
When things get out of hand, there is always someone to blame, right? In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the blame is not really placed on anyone. When the reader’s questions were left unanswered, readers have started pinning the fault on characters. Many people could take the blame for the death of some special kinsmen and beloved children. Ultimately the Capulets and Montagues are behind it all.