What Are The Worst Mistakes In Romeo And Juliet's Death

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Romeo and Juliet, one of Shakespeare's most famous plays, is often remembered as a love story gone wrong. Many people think of Romeo and Juliet that way mainly because the two protagonists are met with a dreadful death. Romeo and Juliet were “star-crossed lovers,” but their deaths could have been avoided if it weren't for their own costly mistakes and the mistakes of others. While some of the events that led to Romeo and Juliet’s death were inevitable, others could have been avoided if some of the characters made better decisions. The two characters who made the worst mistakes were Friar Laurence and Romeo. They did this by making irrational decisions and not thinking ahead. Friar Laurence could have changed Romeo and Juliet’s story by no being…show more content…
He was desperate for someone to love him, so desperate that he would fall in love with any woman who he deemed as beautiful. He was desperate to have friends who accepted him, desperate for anything with meaning. He was so desperate that he would let situations escalate to be more than they were set out to be. When Tybalt fought Mercutio, Mercutio was stabbed, which lead to his death. Romeo could have walked away, he could have left, he could have done anything other than fight Tybalt. But he didn’t, he was too desperate. Too desperate because one of his only friends was lying on the ground, dying. Too desperate because he knew that Paris was soon to wed Juliet, and he could do nothing to stop it without giving himself away. Too desperate to get revenge on a person who killed one of his dearest friends. Romeo was desperate, and he needed this kill. He was desperate to slay Tybalt as revenge for killing his close friend Mercutio. So, Romeo grabbed a sword and fought Tybalt. Romeo ended up stabbing Tybalt, who instantly fell. By killing Tybalt, not only did the Capulet family detest Romeo further, but also Romeo got banished from Verona. If Romeo had held himself together long enough to leave the fight scene without fighting Tybalt, he could have had a chance to escape with Juliet. Instead, Romeo made the dreadful mistake of fighting Tybalt, which ultimately led to him getting banished. Romeo could have saved his and Juliet’s future, but he was so desperate that he had to kill
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