Significance Of Paris's Death In Romeo And Juliet

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In Shakespear’s play Romeo and Juliet, we find that many of the innocent characters get killed. Paris is, unfortunately, one of these characters. Paris is the most eligible bachelor in the city of Verona. The Nurse even says, “He’s a wax of a man,” (A1, S3). At the beginning of the play, we find that the Capulets throw a party for Paris hoping that he will one day marry their only daughter, Juliet. So why did Paris die? He had all of these great things going for him, but now he’s dead. There are only three possible answers for this, Romeo Montague, Lord Capulet, and Friar Lawrence. Now, what exactly do these three people have to do with Paris’ death? Romeo Montague is a fifteen-year-old boy who recently lost “the love of his life” Rosaline. Which is why he ended up at the Capulet’s party and fell in love with Juliet Capulet. If you have read the play, it would automatically seem like Paris is dead because of the fact that Romeo stabbed him during their fight in the Capulet’s tomb. Paris was only at the tomb to say his goodbyes to his wife, who didn’t get to be his wife. Making him in the wrong place at the wrong time. Romeo also wanted to say his goodbyes to his actual wife and the world. He planned on killing himself with poison. Paris, being the heroic person that he his, decided he would stop Romeo and take him to the Prince, who earlier banished Romeo from Verona. Paris says, “Stop thy unhallowed toil, vile Montague! Can vengeance be pursued further than death?Condemnèd
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