Shara Varenhorst Varenhorst 1 Mr. Klug 11 May, 2018 Placing Blame in the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet In tragedies the first action that’s taken, is finding who is is responsible. Who will be punished for what has happened? But who was to blame for the demise and horrible tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Maybe if Rosealine didn’t break Romeo’s heart, and Mercutio and Benvolio didn’t try cheering him up by inviting him to a party; Romeo and Juliet wouldn’t have met death days later.
The opinion that will be given is that Romeo is the one who is fully responsible for the death of his friend Mercutio and enemy Tybalt. Romeo could have answered Tybalt’s letter when it was first sent to him. Not avoiding responsibility and what people tell you is important when at the beginning Benvolio and Mercutio see Romeo and he runs past them. When Romeo was coming back from being with
Before crashing the Capulet's party, Romeo has a dream where he is warned about a "consequence [that is] hanging in the stars" (1.4.114). However, he declares that he is going to ignore it and hope for the best, rashly deciding that he is willing to leave his safety and livelihood up to fate. The sharp, dramatic contrast between Romeo and his foil, Benvolio helps to develop the plot and both of the characters by highlighting how their differences lead to their respective endings in the play. Specifically, it emphasizes Romeo's impulsivity
In the book Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the reason for the death of Romeo and Juliet are due to the decisions of Friar Lawrence. A few decisions that Friar Lawrence had made to cause Romeo and Juliet's death was because he agreed to marry them, giving the potion to Juliet, and gave the letter meant to be sent to be Roneo to Friar John. If anyone is to blame in "Romeo and Juliet" as a conduit to the tragic demise of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence is that character. The person who is at fault for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is Friar Lawrence.
Loyalty is a friend “Look out for the people who look out for you. Loyalty is everything” (Picture quotes). Loyalty is necessary for a friendship and is what people should look for in a friend. One loyal friend is worth more than a thousand disloyal ones. They will stand by your side and never leave and always have your back.
In act 1 scene 2, Peter says “please come and drink a cup of wine”. This shows us that if Peter didn’t invite Romeo and Benvolio, they won’t be at the party. Along with that in act 1 scene 2, Benvolio says “go there and compare her objectively to some other girls, i’ll show you”. This evidence tell us that if Benvolio didn’t persuade, Romeo probably wouldn’t go. This links back to my main point because Romeo was persuade to his death.
He also tries to help Romeo in the beginning. He tries to help him get over Rosaline a girl he was in love with. He does this by making him go to a party and telling him she will be there along with every other beautiful girl. This shows he was not doing anything to try to harm Romeo he was trying to help him because he knew Romeo was sad about a girl he thought he loved. The deaths of Romeo and Juliet was not caused from Benvolio’s decisions and actions in the
Benvolio said to Romeo that, “ Signior Martino and his wife and daughters, some beautious sisters” and lovely nieces”_ and of course Rosaline, Romeo’s last love, destined for the nunnery rather than his arms”(1.2.64). This quote shows that Benvolio is cheering up Romeo so that he could go to Capulet’s party. Benvolio should be Pardoned because he was honest with prince and told him every single thing which happened. He told what happened between Romeo and Tybalt and so whose fault was that so that is why he should be pardoned.
Romeo is the one to blame: Romeo and Juliet Essay In William Shakespeare’s play”Romeo and Juliet”, the one to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is Romeo. Out of all the characters that could have been responsible for their deaths, Romeo is the one to mostly blame because he accepted to go to the Capulets party to see Rosaline but sees Juliet, he listens to Juliet’s thoughts, and goes to buy poison from the Apothecary to kill himself. Of all the characters that could’ve been blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is the one to blame because he decides to go to the Capulet’s party and thinks it is a good idea.
During this quote, Tybalt had asked Benvolio why he pulled out his sword. He told Benvolio to turn around and look at the man who was going to kill him, then they began to fight. The only reason why Tybalt wants to kill Benvolio is that he wants peace while everyone else is fighting. Because of Tybalt's irrational decisions, that's one of the reasons he got killed. Also he makes an
Romeo avenges Mercutio’s death by killing Tybalt, which led to Romeo being exiled to Mantua. Romeo’s banishment created a flawed plan, nevertheless Mercutio was the root of Romeo’s banishment. It might seem that Friar Laurence was most responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death. It’s true that Friar Laurence was the one who secretly married Juliet to Romeo resulting in Juliet having to take a potion that put her to sleep for 48 hours in order to avoid marriage to Paris. Nevertheless, Mercutio compelled Romeo to be a guest at the Capulet’s party where he met Juliet and their risky relationship started.
The theme of Fate vs. Free Will is dominant in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet; however the theme of fate is more significant than free will. In the play both Romeo and Juliet meeting was contributed by fate as Shakespeare mentioned in the prologue that Romeo and Juliet were star-crossed lovers that were meant to meet, fall in love and their death would be the reason for the feud to end between the two families. Fate was the reason Capulet’s servant asked Romeo and Benvolio to help him read the invitation for him that contained all the names of the people that were invited to the ball Capulet hosted. “…If you be not of the house of Montagues, I pray come and crush a cup of wine.
Choices and Consequences in Romeo & Juliet (ROUGH DRAFT) Many choices in Romeo & Juliet lead to Romeo and Juliet’s deaths, but the most responsible are the decisions of Romeo and Juliet. Even though the choices of people like Friar Laurence, Tybalt, and Lord Capulet lead to the deaths of Romeo & Juliet, the choices Romeo and Juliet make throughout the play ultimately leads to their death because of Romeo and Juliet’s decision to be married and Romeo’s decision to go to the party. Romeo’s choice to go the Capulet party is the most influential and contributing to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Due to Romeo’s depression Mercutio & Benvolio convince him to go to the Capulet party.