Death a is black pit of nothing. Death is greedy. Death will reach up out of the ground, and snatch something to take back down with it. During the play Romeo and Juliet there are several characters who play vital roles in events that lead to tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Several of these characters include Romeo, Juliet, Friar Laurence, Friar John, Lord Capulet, and Romeo and Juliet's ancestors who started the feud.
As we can see, the impact of the families’ feud has lead to Tybalt’s hatred against Romeo (and all Montagues), and leads to the death of Mercutio, which in terms lead us to the advent of tragedy. In the scene of Mercutio’s death, Shakespeare uses characterisation and dramatic irony... ... middle of paper ... ...oesn't wake up, Romeo will soon take his own life. The scene where Juliet wakes and finds Romeo dead is symbolic in reiterating the tragic, but overwhelming control of fate over the star-crossed lovers. Therefore, the death of Mercutio have triggered a chain of tragic incidents and therefore establishes the major concerns of tragedy. Mercutio’s death as a turning point have greatly impacted to the establishment of the major concerns of tragedy.
The Theme of Death in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Often times, authors use the theme of death throughout their works. This seems to be true of William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. Throughout his play, Shakespeare uses death to move his story along. He does this with actual deaths, which cause problems for the lovers, and through premonitions and dreams of death. Both Juliet and her Romeo exhibit these premonitions/dreams.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare Many people consider a tragedy to be a play or story, which includes an element of death and disaster, the play Romeo and Juliet fits into this category. With their fate already mapped out, Shakespeare ends the secret love affair of Romeo and Juliet with their deaths. The tragedy has a didactic purpose; Shakespeare wants the audience to learn how to avoid making the same mistakes as the characters. Shakespeare cleverly begins the play with a prologue, which sets the scene for the rest of the play. The prologue tells us about an “ancient grudge” between two families and how only the deaths of “star-crossed lovers”, one from each enemy, could end the feud.
(5.2.16). This tells us that the failure of the letter not reaching Romeo is a mistake as people are anxious about the infection, which they may catch. In the play Friar John has a very small role, but nevertheless must take a part of the blame. The Prince has to be fair and look at both sides of the arguments, which take place between the two families this is his job. When the fight between Mercutio, Tybalt and Romeo breaks out he tells both sides of the families, Immediately we do exile him hence (3.1.187) With Romeo banished for killing Tybalt, this splits the two lovers up.
It is clearly shown that death brought nothing but sorrow, sadness, and problems to Romeo and Juliet from beginning to end. Analyzing the story, it is obviously shown that death is written all over Romeo and Juliet, and that all the deaths of certain characters formed Romeo and Juliet itself. Therefore, with that being said, the theme that will be most strongly portrayed is death. “Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo” is one of the most memorable scenes from Romeo and Juliet which was written by William Shakespeare, and indeed promotes the idea of “love at first sight”. Yes, indeed, the story of Romeo and Juliet did promote the idea of ‘love and first sight’, but also did show the possible outcome of the so called ‘love at first sight’ which, in their case, would eventually result in death It is evidently shown throughout the whole story that death was the true basis of the story because, all of events led up to death and made ... ... middle of paper ... ...been the concept of ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
He claims that fate has brought on Mercutio's death, and has lead him to kill Tybalt in payback. In Act 3, Scene 1 of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is upset at Mercutio's death and predicts that the “days black fate on more days doth depend.” Tybalt then re-enters and Romeo becomes more upset that Tybalt is proud with Mercutio being dead. Tybalt responds as expected and threatens Romeo. Romeo takes the threat, then fights Tybalt until Tybalt is finally killed. while many people may say that Romeo's sadness caused him to kill Tybalt, there is no evidence that fate had anything to do with it.
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In this essay I am going to analyze and explain the details and reasons behind the people who I have chosen to blame for both Romeo and Juliet’s deaths. We can see that the two ‘star crossed lovers’ decided to kill themselves due to several characters actions. I personally believe that Tybalts character has to hold some of the responsibility especially since he was keen to fight with the Montagues, furthermore I also believe strongly that both Lord and Lady Capulet’s characters must bare some of the burden as they had tried to pressurise Juliet into marrying the character Paris. The whole play was written around one poem which was written into 1562 by Arthur Brooke. This play was made so that it would be appealing to all audiences by including tragedy, romance and comedy all into one plot.
Every Shakespearean tragedy has a scene that marks the start of the tragic part of the play. In Romeo and Juliet, this would be where Tybalt and Mercutio’s altercation takes a turn for the worse. In Act. 3, scene 1, after Mercutio is badly wounded, Romeo says, “ I thought all for the best,” (123). Not long after that, Mercutio dies and so does Tybalt.
The deaths that are directly caused by the sense of revenge is in order, Polonius, Ophellia, Guildenstern and Rosencrantz, Gertrude, Laertes, Claudius, and Hamlet himself. Revenge is the downfall of all of the characters in the play. While there are many themes to this play, revenge is the key to what makes this play a tragedy. The first death to make these scenes fall into place is the death of Hamlet’s father. In the opening scene we learn that the King, Hamlet’s father,