Tybalt Is To Blame For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Essay Oftentimes, when too many people get involved with a couples love, love becomes a tragedy. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the true love of Romeo and Juliet is diminished as characters passions, feelings and views on traditions interfere with Romeo and Juliet's true love. Too many opinions and feelings fell into the mix and ended up turning a young innocent teenage love, into a romantic tragedy. Several character are liable for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Capulet’s strict and unsupportive behavior, Tybalt's quick tempered behavior and Friar Lawrence's misjudgment in his advice all play a crucial part in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
Capulet is profound to blame for the deaths of the young lovers through …show more content…

Tybalt is a character that highlights the theme of hate in this play right from the beginning, and is a major contributor to the tragedy between the two lovers. Tybalt's quick tempered behavior is shown at the Capulet Ball when he says, “This, by his voice, should be a Montague./ Fetch me my rapier, boy. What, dares the slave/ Come hither, cover’d with an antic face,/ To fleer and scorn at our solemnity?/ Now, by the stock and honour of my kin,/ To strike him dead I hold it not a sin.” (1.5.53-58). Foreshadowing is evident as Tybalt wishes to strike Romeo dead showing that future conflict will arise between Romeo and Tybalt, and it later does. Tybalt's short tempered characteristics are also emphasised as he had no reason to fight Romeo in the first place, nor did he know Romeo. In addition, Tybalt is a catalyst for turning this love story into a tragedy. Tybalt's quick tempered and violent personality lead to his death as he is slain by Romeo after Tybalt's had just murdered Mercutio. As a result, the plot is escalated form here, as Romeo is banished from Verona. Thus, causing Capulet to push the marriage of Paris on her. As a result of this, Juliet runs to take the potion so that she can be with Romeo, leading to a sequence of judgment and communication errors. Hence, the suicides of Romeo and Juliet. Tybalt’s antagonistic traits and random acts of violence ultimately …show more content…

As foil character to Romeo, being old and wise, he acts father figure to Romeo and Juliet. Often times, when Romeo and Juliet need advice or feel lost, they come to Friar for advice. Problems arise when Friar’s lack of good judgement crosses paths with his advice. Quite frequently does Friar lawrence give destructive advice to the two lovers. He gets Juliet into a fatal situation when he suggests a ill-fated plan, “In the meantime, against thou shalt awake,/ Shall Romeo by my letters know our drift,/ And hither shall he come; and he and I/ Will watch thy waking, and that very night/ Shall Romeo free thee hence to Manuna” (4.1.113-117). As Friar brings a potion into the situation, it sets an ill fated tone. Throughout the play, potions and poisons symbolize a theme of hatred. This faintly foreshadows that something bat is going to come as a result of this. Furthermore, Friar puts no thought into this plan. He makes irrational decisions and acts on impulse. Although this plan did seem like a great idea, he did not think of the harm this plan could cause. His plan consisted of a girl's life and future lying in a single note. If Friar were to have spoken with Romeo in person to explain the plan, everything would have gone smoothly. In addition, Friars selfishness is evident as he leaves Juliet in the tomb alone following Romeo’s suicide. He leaves her in the tomb alone thinking utterly of

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