In William Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet both the Capulets and the Montagues make several mistakes, but there is one person most responsible. Juliet 's father, Lord Capulet, is most to blame for the events that occurred and for his daughter 's death. Romeo would have never met Juliet if Lord Capulet had kicked him out of the party. In scene 5 of act 1 Tybalt recognized Romeo and instead of dueling him, Lord Capulet said to leave Romeo alone. Even if Lord Capulet thought that Romeo was not going to cause any problems he should have still kicked Romeo out, because he was not invited.
The first poor plan that the Friar partook in was marrying Romeo and Juliet. If he did not marry them, then all the tragedies could have been avoided. Marriage creates a strong bond between two people that is almost unbreakable. The second fault that he made was when he created the risky plan to fake Juliet’s death. This strategy would have let Romeo come and sweep her out of death and take them into a new life together.
If Tybalt knew that Romeo had married Juliet and was now Tybalt’s cousin, then he wouldn't have willingly started a fight. To add on, Tybalt’s death lead to Romeo’s banish, Romeo’s banish lead to Juliet’s and the friar’s scheme to get the lovers together, and that scheme lead to Romeo’s death since he did not receive the letter from Friar Laurence about the plan, and that lead to Juliet’s death. To summarize, Romeo’s reversal of fortune is the death of his loved ones and
Romeo ended up stabbing Tybalt, who instantly fell. By killing Tybalt, not only did the Capulet family detest Romeo further, but also Romeo got banished from Verona. If Romeo had held himself together long enough to leave the fight scene without fighting Tybalt, he could have had a chance to escape with Juliet. Instead, Romeo made the dreadful mistake of fighting Tybalt, which ultimately led to him getting banished. Romeo could have saved his and Juliet’s future, but he was so desperate that he had to kill
In the Elizabethan era crime and punishment was one of the most important things to keep the order in society. Crime and punishment in the Elizabethan era has much to do with Shakespeare’s famous play Romeo and Juliet. The banishment of Romeo after he killed Tybalt in the streets of Verona should have led to Romeo 's execution but got away with a lesser penalty. Later in the play, Romeo says that he would have rather been killed than to be away from Juliet, which shows that the crime and punishment worked well by giving him the worst possible, while still humane punishment. Many lives were taken over the course of the play, none of which were punished with execution.
He was selfish for marrying Romeo and Juliet for him. He had a desire to end the feud between the two families, so he married them without anyone else knowing apart from the Nurse. With having a selfish nature Friar Lawrence's is never the most dependable person, not even for Romeo. He turned the whole city of Verona when he married the two, and made everything worse. Friar only thought of himself when he fabricated sizable resolutions.
Some could argue that the evidence isn’t that much proof for the man’s crime, but consider that if the families were to ever find both of their children are married it could result in a bigger fight which Friar was aware and yet he married them any despite him knowing the situation. But, he didn’t know all the information and he doesn’t know about the other half of the marriage's result. In the beginning of the play, the prince came into the streets of Verona and tells the Montagues and the Capulets that if they fight again the prince will kill them as a result ( Act 1 scene 1, 74-95). The reason this evidence is significant is that fact that in the earlier discussion for the story said that friar decides to marry the two even though it’ll be against the parents’ will and based from his dialogue he’s taking a risk like it’s not
In times of tragedy, people look for answers and someone to blame. This is the case in William Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet. The character, Friar Lawrence who was a trusted man of the cloth, allowed the two young protagonists Romeo and Juliet from opposing families to get married. Then later in the novel, he created a plan with the hope of the two lovers being together after they were separated by a tragic event, but ended with the two killing themselves. Being so, Friar Lawrence is the cause of the tragic ending in Romeo and Juliet, as he agreed to marry the two lovers without their parents permission, and devised a plan that ended with the lovers suicide.
He could have told Romeo’s parents that Romeo was in love or even married to Juliet. Instead, he waited for them to figure it out for themselves. He could have told Juliet’s parents that she was actually alive when they were burying her. “Your part in her you could not keep from death, But heaven keeps his part in eternal life.” (Shakespeare 4.5.75-76). He just flat out lied to her parents.
Romeo was furious that Tybalt had killed one of his best friends, so he decided to jump in. However, The Montagues and Capulets aren't supposed to brawl in the public, so Romeo got banished from Verona because of his behavior. He blames the killing of Tybalt on fate because he believed it was “destined to happen” even though it was Romeo’s decision to continue the violence. Similarly, at the beginning of the play, once Juliet laid eyes on Romeo, she wanted to marry him. She directs the nurse to go find out Romeo’s identity and if he had a wife.
While I know Romeo is the the cause of his and Juliets death some might argue that it was the friar Lawrence who was the cause of the deaths. To argue for this one might say it was his fault because he allowed Romeo and Juliet to get married even though their families were arch rivals, also you could say it was his fault because he gave the sleeping potion to Juliet and did not tell Romeo she was only sleeping. While those are good points friar Lawrence wasn 't the one who made Romeo and Juliet get married it was their choice. furthermore it wasn 't his fault that Juliet drank the sleeping potion Juliet had free will like any human and it was her decision to to drink It. Finally Friar Lawrence didn 't need to tell Romeo that Juliet was only sleeping because anyone I mean anyone could tell that she was still alive because she still had color in her cheeks.
This was where the Prince said “If you do not stop these outbreaks, you’ll pay with your lives.” Although the Capulets and Montagues tried to keep their hatred to themselves, Mercutio and Tybalt, the young people of each house, did not. The reason the family feud killed Juliet Capulet was because if the feud had not existed, Romeo and Juliet could have lived in peace and harmony. Furthermore, had the feud not existed, Friar Lawrence would not have had to keep their marriage a secret. Then, Friar would not have had to fake Juliet’s death so she could see Romeo after he killed Tybalt. Also Romeo would not have had to kill himself because he thought Juliet died but really, she drank the potion from the Friar.
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