In the play, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet's deaths was not caused by the hatred and vengeance within and between the two families, Capulet and Montague, but by the friendships and relationships between characters. The reason behind their deaths was their secret marriage. Not only that, love and friendships was the cause of many unnecessary deaths leading to the death of Romeo and Juliet, such as the death of Mercutio and Tybalt.
Romeo and Juliet's relationship started to go downhill after their secret marriage, and this leads to their deaths. Their marriage relates to the theme of love. When Juliet's "... only love (sprang) from (her) only hate", their relationship was kickstarted. However, there was a"... ancient grudge..." between the Capulets and the Montagues. As they were each from one of the two rivalling …show more content…
This directly relates to the theme of friendship. Mercutio, Romeo’s friend, wouldn’t pass up the chance to help defend Romeo. This was through fighting Tybalt. However, the person to blame for Mercutio’s death was Mercutio himself. When explaining to Benvolio how great and mighty a fighter Tybalt was, Mercutio states that Tybalt “… rests his minim rests, one, two, and the third in your bosom…” suggesting that Tybalt was very skilled in sword fighting. However, with this known to him, he requested that Tybalt “…pluck (his) sword out of his pilcher by the ears…”. This shows us that Mercutio was dashing and reckless, and loyal to his good friend, Romeo. However, Mercutio is soon left squabbling about how he “… (was) sped…” Through this, Shakespeare tells us that Mercutio’s character was foolish, and people like him wouldn’t lead a simple life. However, although the death of Mercutio was a big event in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the biggest turn of events was the death of
In this quote Mercutio truly expresses his disgust for Romeo’s refusal to fight Tybalt and sees it as a dishonorable and vile act of submission, so in his friend's honor, Mercutio draws on Tybalt. This quote highlights Mercutio’s prideful nature and his desire to defend his friend’s honor. Mercutio’s provocative behavior and mocking words towards Tybalt further escalated the situation, so in response, Tybalt drew his sword. During the heated battle, Romeo tried his hardest to bring the duel to a stop, which led to Mercutio’s death when while being held back by Romeo, his abdominal area was left open. A swift thrust with Tybalt’s sword connected, and this blow would be the end of Mercutio.
If six people died in a period of three days for around the same reasons, who would you blame? Would it be Juliet? The lovely daughter of the Capulet family? Or would it be Romeo? The young boy who falls in love to fast and isn’t patient?
Those words made Mercutio snap, and he drew his sword declaring if Romeo won’t fight Tybalt, he would. The fight ended with Mercutio’s death that occurred because of Romeo intervening, and giving Tybalt an opportunity to strike Mercutio.
In Act 3, Tybalt seeks to kill Romeo, but Romeo won’t fight. Instead, Mercutio and Tybalt fight which ends in the death of Mercutio. This event upsets Romeo. He says, “Alive in triumph—and Mercutio slain! Away to heaven, respective lenity, and fire-eyed fury be my conduct now.
Romeo and Juliet's families hate each other and have had a feud for many years. Without this ancient feud Romeo and Juliet would have been able to freely love each other without having to be secret. Romeo's death was influenced by the hate between the two families. The reader is able to inference this from the Montague's and the Capulet's ancient feud. "
Over time, there has been much controversy about Shakespeare’s work, Romeo and Juliet, over who or what was the most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. As we can clearly see, Friar Laurence is ultimately the cause of Romeo and Juliet’s deaths. The Friar was very rash in marrying Romeo and Juliet and should’ve seen the complications in marrying them in secret. The Friar’s plan was also very faulty and he made many mistakes. Also, the Friar failed in his spiritual guidance and gave into his cowardice in the end.
Romeo and Juliet play a part in a very sad story. They were seen to have killed themselves however, they did not commit such a crime. Figuratively speaking, yes they killed themselves, but there’s more to the story than just that. A dear relative to them both by marriage was the cause of this horrible tragedy. He is the beloved cousin to Juliet, and newly to Romeo…
“Come child tell me your issues, God will forgive you for your sins.” Friar Lawrence and Friar John, the ones you go to for help. Or in this case the ones who will end your life. They have the ones who assisted in the suicide of Romeo and Juliet.
(III.i.78-83) In this scene, Mercutio challenges Tybalt to fight while Romeo tries to get Mercutio to put his sword down.
Assigning the Blame A series of untimely and unfortunate events lead to the tragic deaths of two of the most famous star crossed lovers of all time. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, two teens fall into a love that inevitably becomes their demise. Yet the question arises, who should be held responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? There are countless people and events that lead to the deaths of the couple but the blame could be ultimately be placed on three people, Juliet, Romeo, and Friar Lawrence.
A Love Born Out of Hatred In William Shakespeare's play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, there are many events that end the lives of the lovers. As the play progresses, there are various occasions that spark the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. As all the drama starts with the feud between the Capulets and Montagues and their ancient hatred, the young teens’ lives are greatly impacted. While some may believe that Friar Lawrenceś authority is responsible for the deaths that occur in the play, it is in fact the chaos created by the Montagues and Capulets that leads to tragedy.
Although it’s uncertain if Mercutio would have lived without the interference, Romeo’s actions did lead to his friend death, all because he had hastily attempted to end the problem without considering the possible aftermath. Another example of Romeo’s hasty actions is his reaction to Mercutio’s death. Driven by anger and grief, Romeo fight Tybalt to revenge his murdered friend without realizing the possible repercussions of doing so. Soon after the fight ends, Romeo initiates a duel with Tybalt and expresses his rage by saying, “Away to heaven, respective lenity,/ And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now” (3.1.128-129). Romeo’s fury motivates his to act hastily and forget the rationality he had.
The story is about a tragedy death of two star-crossed lovers, and how they fell in love falling in love. Romeo starts by going after a girl named Rosalina, and then falls madly in love when the beauty of Juliet. Romeo and Juliet meet at the Capulet’s party, and then fall instantly in love, with each other, and get married in the Friar Laurence office. While Romeo and Juliet physically committed the acts that ended there own lives, the long-stand family feuding and fate should be blamed for their deaths.
Tybalt challenges Romeo to a duel and he declines the challenge and insists that he won’t fight Tybalt. Mercutio is angered by Romeo’s “cowardice” and takes on Tybalt himself. Romeo wants Mercutio to stop fighting Tybalt so he decides that it’d be a good idea to block his arm in mid combat and Tybalt stabs Mercutio from under Romeo’s arm and Mercutio falls dead after rambling about plagues and a pun or two. Romeo doesn’t realize that it is his own fault that Mercutio died after Mercutio even blamed his wound on him. Romeo lets his emotions decide his actions and becomes enraged and ignores that Tybalt is now his family and fails to see that he was the reason Mercutio was killed.
¨For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo¨. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a story of two lovers who take their life all because of a misunderstanding. However, who is to blame for their tragic demise? The parents who made the two lovers feel like outcasts must be to blame. The Capulets forced Juliet to marry Paris, the constant fighting made them want to keep the marriage secret, and made Romeo and Juliet to scared to say anything.