The Role Of Fate Is To Blame In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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In Verona, Italy, two young teens, one of a Montague and the other of a Capulet, have fallen in love.The Capulets and the Montagues have been feuding for as long as it can be remembered. A monk named Friar Lawrence tries to help the couple escape from the troubles of their family and the law, however the inevitable, Fate, gets in the way. The tragedy written by William Shakespeare raises questions on who is the blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet. The long family 's feuds, Friar Lawrence, and fate all contribute to the death of Romeo and Juliet, but fate is put most to blame. The Montagues and Capulets have held grudges against each other because of past occurrences. Servants of the two families are known for insulting each other and “biting…show more content…
Romeo has been exiled because he has killed a cousin of the Capulets, Tybalt, and Friar Lawrence believes that if he marries Romeo and Juliet and helps them run away, that it will end the arguing between the families and get Romeo out of trouble with the law. Friar Lawrence 's plan is for Juliet to consent to marriage with Paris, then the night preceding the wedding, Juliet is to drink a potion that will make her fall asleep for forty-hours and she will appear dead (DBQ Romeo and Juliet page 365 ). The Capulet family will bury Juliet, and Friar will have a letter sent to Romeo in Mantua, telling him to reunite with Juliet in the Capulet tomb when she awakes. Flaws appear in Friar’s plan. Friar poorly times his plan and when he sends Friar John to send word to Romeo, he is unable to because he is quarantined because of the plague (DBQ Romeo and Juliet page 369). Everyone believes that Juliet is dead and when Romeo finds her asleep in the tomb, he drinks poison to save himself from his misery. If Friar would have planed to tell Romeo instead of Friar John, his plan may have been successful. When Romeo goes to the Capulet’s tomb and sees Juliet “dead” he drinks a poision and immediately dies. Shortly after, Juliet awakes from her slumber and also kills…show more content…
Fate has the most toil on Romeo and Juliet because it causes the families to bicker, it brings Romeo and Juliet together at the party, it sends Friar Lawrence to marry them , it unables Romeo to receive the message about Juliet , it awakens Juliet about two minutes too late, and tragically kills the two star-crossed lovers. The long family 's feuds, Friar Lawrence, and fate all contribute to the death of Romeo and Juliet, but fate is put most to

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