The death of Romeo and Juliet is surrounded with a lot of controversy on who is to blame. Some speculate that Friar Lawrence or Lord Capulet is to blame. However, could it be the most unusual suspect in the entire story? Romeo’s best friend Mercutio. In Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the children of two rival houses fall in love but were destined to die tragically from the beginning they met.
In the Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet, the play is mainly ran by the bad choices Romeo and Juliet make. These many hasty decisions eventually led to the death of the two star crossed lovers. Some of the decisions that will be mentioned here will be: Romeo getting involved in Mercutio and Tybalt’s “duel”, the Friar agreeing to marry Romeo and Juliet, and the two lovers rushing into marriage. To begin, one of the impetuous decisions Romeo makes: Getting involved in Mercutio and Tybalt.“Hold Tybalt! Good Mercutio!” Romeo should have just stayed out of these two “dueling”(although it wasn’t really fighting) because had he stayed out Mercutio wouldn’t have been killed and the law would have caught up with Tybalt for dueling
She states that “'Tis but thy name that is my enemy. Thou art thyself, though not a Montague”(II.ii.41-43). She sees that Romeo is what she assumed he would be like. He is different than his family and had no control over being a Montague. Juliet understands that the true enemy is the Montague name, not Romeo.
In the play Romeo and Juliet, by Shakespeare, there are many important moments leading to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet’s fatalities at the end of the play were caused by a variety of actions, yet the trait of greed is the most prominent. The characteristic of greed is built into every character in the play. However, the characters are greedy in different ways. Montague and Capulet are greedy because they refused to end their dispute even though it brought harm to their family and citizens.
Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name; Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I'll no longer be a Capulet’’. In this quote Juliet is trying to say to Romeo that forget about who you are, who you’re father is, and where do you belong. Or else, if he doesn’t change his name so she swear that she will stop being a Capulet. Juliet doesn’t care if she needs to leave her own family for Rome’s love.
Romeo and Juliet fell in love and got married because of Romeo, knowing that their families would not accept the relationship, and that it may fuel the feud. In fact, deaths were caused by such unwise decisions taken by Romeo. There are many examples throughout the William Shakespeare 's tragedy Romeo and Juliet that illustrate the point that Romeo 's unwise choices lead to the six deaths in the play. Romeo is feeling melancholic because he is in love with a chist. He refuses to get over the one way relationship, so his cousin Benvolio helps him think through his thoughts.
“The lovers want to live in union; the death-dealing feud opposes their desire” (Kahn 185) and the play suddenly turns into a tragedy. Thus, the feud plays a crucial role in the dramatic development of the play. Firstly, it is the feud which causes Tybald to kill Mercutio, as “To Tybald, a sword can only mean a challenge to fight, and peace is such a word” (Kahn 174). Furthermore, due to this conflict Romeo murders Tybald in order to take revenge for his friend’s death and in this way according to Paster he bothers the completion of his secret marriage with Juliet
In ACT 3, scene 2, line 000, Juliet uses oxymoron to express her distress upon learning of Romeo killing Tybalt, “Beautiful tyrant! Fiend angelical.” This statement uses two conflicting terms together. Oxymoron is used to express Juliet’s internal conflict on Romeo being her husband but him also having killed her cousin
One of the causes that lead to Romeo and Juliet’s death was the Authority figure.Therefore, One piece of evidence to support that the authority figures are blamed is “It should also be noted that the play begins with a fight scene between servants of the two families and ends with a peace agreement between Lords Montague and Capulet.”(Source 1) Another meaning for this quotation is because of their families fighting, it caused Romeo and Juliet to have poor consequences, bad actions,and die at the end because of their feud. Another piece of evidence is “Moreover, she lives in a family where her father does not know how to express his
Throughout this Shakespearean play the Capulets and Montagues hatred only gets worse. The two families both have strong desires to uphold their families pride which causes them to have many faults. In Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare shows how love is the cause of violence, how people are driven by pride, and how family feuds can ruin lives. The first fault in Romeo and Juliet is love is the cause of violence. Love was the cause of violence when Romeo was at the Capulet party.
Tybalt let his anger get the best of him, which caused him his life, Mercutio’s life, and Romeo’s banishment. After Romeo gets banished the climax rises because now it makes everything harder for him and Juliet. Whos gonna let their daughter marry someone who killed her cousin? Because of Romeo’s banishment Juliet is forced to fake her own death so she doesn’t have to marry Paris. But Romeo didn’t know it was fake so he Killed himself and Juliet ended up killing herself as well.
The fact that Romeo fails to comply with the rule that a Montague and Capulet cannot marry shows his impulsivity. Juliet only briefly thinks of the difficulty of the two families coming together, but is then drawn back to Romeo’s convincing suggestion. This situation is one of the fatal mistakes that leads to the death of Romeo, Juliet, and many others. In another instance, Tybalt engaged in a fight with Mercutio, Romeo’s best friend, resulting in Mercutio’s death. Mercutio stepped in to take Romeo’s place unaware of the fact that Romeo was now part of the Capulet family and therefore unwilling to fight Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin.
Two families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are rivals. Romeo the son of the Montagues and Juliet the daughter of the Capulets fall in love. They try to find a way to be together between their families’ endless quarreling. The attempt to be together and simple miscommunication led to the suicide of both Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is at fault for taking his and Juliet’s lives because he made impulsive decisions and did what was best for himself without thinking of others.
Friar Laurence states ¨in one respect I´ll assist be; For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households rancor to pure love¨(980) This is saying that not knowing what marrying Romeo and Juliet could cause, but he did it anyway. Little did he know that is would wound up with both of them dead. He thought that if they were married, nothing could go wrong. The friar thought there would be a happily ever after. If he never married them, then Juliet would learn that she has to do what she told, and not go behind her parents back.