Tragedy is all around us in the world. The tragedy of Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet is that so many people receive fault for the death of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence is at fault because he tells Juliet to fake her death and he is unable to communicate this to Romeo. Fate is also to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare writes the play giving the audience the final decision of who is at fault for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
Behold the Life of a Tragedy Who is to blame for the disastrous deaths of Romeo and Juliet, people significant to the history of literature? Maybe it is the parents of the two. Maybe it is the children themselves, or maybe it is neither. In this play Written by Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, two lovers take their lives in a twisted way all because of the absurdity from the feud of the Montagues and the Capulets. This main characters in this play are Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, Lady Capulet, Lord Capulet and Mercutio.
Dying was Romeo, and Juliet was awakening from deep sleep. If only Romeo had spoken another sentence. He made a bad decision to not speak about the death of juliet to others. After he found out the false news, Romeo led straight to the capulet tomb to die next to Juliet. His act on impulse led to the death of the main characters.
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.
Romeo backing down from fighting Tybalt and Mercutio taking his place was caused by fate. Mercutio’s death then lead to Romeo being filled with anger and killing Romeo. After killing Tybalt, realizing what he has done, Romeo says, “Oh I am fortune’s fool!” (Act 3, Scene 1). The importance of fate causing this event is because Romeo killing Tybalt is the turning point of the story. Tybalt’s death caused the beginning of a chain of bad events.
Romeo and Juliet have a lot of bad luck like when the Capulet’s killed a Montague, and when Romeo killed Tybalt. It’s the long-standing family feuding that also kills Romeo and Juliet. The long-standing family feuding causes the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet, which might cause some reckless between the groups. Tybalt always wanted to fight Romeo.
In fact, in the prologue it says “A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life;” the phrase star-crossed means full of bad luck. So this play is meant to have bad luck (or bad decisions?). When Romeo and Juliet decide to get married or Juliet decides to fake her death and not tell Romeo. Those decisions were foolish and self-centered decisions. Even Romeo stabbing himself after he finds Juliet was a rash decision.
In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, ACT 3, scene 1 is a crucial in creating the circumstances that lead to the tragedy of the play. Shakespeare incorporates tragedy into Romeo and Juliet with the use of plot, language devices and aesthetic features. With these devices Shakespeare integrates poetic dialogue, forbidden love and devastating tragedy into the script of the play. In ACT 3, scene 1, Tybalt kills Mercutio and is killed by Romeo who is then banished by the prince, these unfortunate events contribute to the tragedy of the play. The scene begins with Benvolio and Mercutio hanging out, mocking each other and insulting the Capulets.
Romeo displays irresponsibility as exemplified in his decision to kill Tybalt in a fit of anger and to commit suicide in the name of love. Of the many poor decisions Romeo makes, and one of the most pivotal, in the play is when he kills Tybalt in a fit of anger. The article “Romeo and Juliet” in the Gale Virtual Reference Library puts what happens between Romeo and Tybalt in words perfectly when they state, “Killing Tybalt is a rash act that needed not have happened if Romeo had been better able to control himself. Instead, Romeo succumbs to an irrational and violent reaction and then feels sorry for himself as "fortune's fool" who has been pushed by fate into committing the terrible deed” (Hacht). Although Tybalt kills one of Romeo’s closest friends, it is rash of him to respond to the murder by committing another murder.
The character Romeo Montague in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, makes many poor decisions, specifically, when he kills Tybalt in an enthralling duel and later takes his life to be with Juliet Capulet. After Tybalt kills Romeo’s best friend, Mercutio, Romeo assumes personal responsibility to avenge his death by brutally killing Tybalt in a swordfight. Due to disrupting the streets of Verona, Romeo’s punishment made by Prince Escalus is banishment. Romeo then hides in Friar Laurence’s cell and threatens to commit suicide because he feels there is no world without the Verona walls. For instance, Romeo states, “Then “banishèd,”/ Is death mistermed.