Romeo and Juliet is a well known tragic love story, written by William Shakespeare. The Montagues and Capulets’ fighting causes the death of their own children, because their poor parenting and lack of involvement in the children’s lives leads to Juliet and Romeo to keep this secret. The children knew their families would never let them marry; otherwise, they would have revealed their relationship to their parents. Aside from the main pair, it appears that Romeo and his friend Mercutio, have a relationship that leads to tragedy as well, through the murder of Mercutio. In this situation, Tybalt’s taught hatred of the Montagues lead him to start the fight in the first place, and he and Mercutio suffered at the hand of the Montagues and Capulets
As Romeo and Juliet meet at the beginning of the play both characters had never felt the love they felt as of that moment. As their love increases they go through a few obstacles in their story but they were willing to make the impossible for them to be together. Sadly there was a point where Juliet “dies” and so Romeo suicides to be with her. After being killed, Juliet wakes up and then finds his love dead minutes before she commits suicide for real. This story finishes in a bad way but made them be finally together forever at some point.
Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to talk to someone but you couldn 't due to problems in the past? If you can relate to this, I would recommend reading Romeo and Juliet. In the story Romeo and Juliet, Lord and Lady Montague and Lord and Lady Capulet are ultimately at fault for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Due to lord and lady capulet and montague continuing their everlasting feud, romeo and juliet both ended up committing suicide. 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.
Some people may rebuke that love had created them and was not made from hatred. Even if their parents were in love doesn’t mean that their children wouldn’t follow their footsteps because at the end it is that love actually starts the driving force of hatred. Later, Montague is speaking after the death of the star crossed lovers,”Alas, my liege, my wife is dead tonight! Grief of my son’s exile hath stopped her breath,” (Shakespeare, 5.3.232-234). This is the final death of the whole play causing 5 deaths in total because of the plague.
Oedipus’s wrongdoings were caused by his actions but fate plays a role in controlling his life. A person might ask what is fate? Fate is the story of your life written with ink so it could not be changed, so free will does not exist because everything a person does is destined to be their fate. For Oedipus the king, his fate was more like hell on earth. Even before he was born the prophecies that were sent for his parents about him were not so good.
In the tragic love story, Romeo and Juliet, and “Pyramus and Thisbe” the impatient decisions of not only the “star-crossed lovers” but their companions and families conclusively result in the death of the children. In Romeo and Juliet, The children of the Montague and Capulet families had no idea their doomed love would end in the “destiny” of death. Nevertheless
I long to die If what thou speak’st speak not of remedy. (3.1.61-67) Juliet was so sad about Romeo being banished that she had to find another way to be without Romeo. She thought that death or faking her death would be best. 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.
The feud ends with numerous deaths including Romeo, Mercutio, Paris, Juliet, and Tybalt. Many of whom had nothing to do with the feud, but ended up in those situations because of the hate their parents instilled into their minds at such an early age. Of the many deaths in the play Mercutio’s was one of the most significant. His death occurred because he insisted on challenging Tybalt, who was looking for Romeo. Although his death may seem uneventful it is essential to the point that conflicts among families and friends only end tragically.
“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. Evidently, Shakespeare argues that it is important to make decisions based on logical reasoning rather than let ourselves be influenced by strong emotions because it will allow us to truly understand the consequences, protect our loved ones, and maintain autonomy over our own lives.
In a romantic comedy, two people will fall in love at first sight, with everything working out at the end. However, this is not possible in a tragedy. The tragedy Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare tells the tale of a couple’s forbidden love and how it leads to many consequences, which are caused by impulsive decisions. One consequence is the couple having to hide their love from their families and friends. Another is the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt.