Also, ‘freak’ accidents make the deaths more likely because of Juliet waking up straight after when Romeo dies. Love itself may have been the ‘vital’ key to all this because in the end the two will be drawn together in a sad, yet rather emotional ending to Shakespeare’s play. We can see that ‘Romeo and Juliet’ reflected some of the important events in Shakespeare’s own time because it was the age of Elizabeth I and James I, an age of a religious and political faction and of growing nationalism. Elizabeth’s father, Henry VIII disconnected the English Church from the Roman Catholic Church in protest because the P... ... middle of paper ... ... deaths are caused by ‘love’ and they died because they love each other and willing to give up including their own lives. Also, if they truly love each other, they will be inseparable.
"From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;" I don't agree with the quotation above because I think the tragic deaths of both Romeo and Juliet are caused by human decision. It is an indirect result of the decisions and actions of several characters. For example, Romeo decides to go to Capulet's party where he meets Juliet. Later on, Romeo and Juliet decide to get married which is another wrong decision in the story. Moreover, Friar Laurence agrees to marry the two secretly which is also a cause for their deaths.
In Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, the two main characters, Romeo and Juliet both commit suicide due to unfortunate events. Friar Lawrence, a priest who plays the role as a counselor for Romeo and Juliet, is directly responsible for their untimely deaths. Although there are many factors that cause their deaths, Friar Lawrence’s reckless mistakes were the most impactful. Friar quickly marries the two reckless lovers in secrecy, he meddles in the Capulet’s wedding ceremony by giving Juliet a poison, and he trusts someone else to send a very important letter to Romeo. Had it not been for these three significant mistakes by Friar, Romeo and Juliet would probably still be alive.
During act 2, scene 2, Romeo wanted to ask Juliet to get married with him, however, she disagreed because they just met. Later on, Romeo says, “th ' exchange of thy love 's faithful vow for mine" (II,ii,127). This simply shows Romeo 's rashness because he wants to rush the marriage even though he isn 't ready and his rashness soon influenced Juliet as well. Furthermore, another hamartia displayed in the play was his impetuous decisions. His lack of forethought explains how it affected the misfortunate causes in the play.
Friar Laurence's deceptive advices and actions towards the lovers are secretly marrying Romeo and Juliet in the hope of getting two families together and bring peace to Verona, Friar Laurence organizes poorly for the plan of Juliet's fake death which causes the death of the lovers, Friar Laurence proposes a plan to fake Juliet's death and gives her the potion which leads to Romeo and Juliet's death. Friar Laurence gives misleading advises to Romeo and Juliet of marrying each other to get their families together, which leads to their death. He supports the marriage of Romeo and Juliet. He suggest Romeo, "You shall not stay alone,/ Till Holy Church incorporate two in one." Friar Laurence's support for their marriage encourages them for a wrong decision of marrying each other.
Romeo met the love of his life at the ball, but little did he know, he was giving up his life to be with her. Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet go through a lot of issues together; which leads to them killing themselves, in hopes of staying together forever. Although the two killed themselves, they are not to blame for their deaths. In the play, Friar Lawrence and the Nurse should both be punished, and Romeo should be pardoned for his actions. Romeo’s biggest reason for jumping into things in his relationship with Juliet too fast was all because of Friar Lawrence.
For instance, after Romeo got married to Juliet he ran into Tybalt. But in the moment, Tybalt wanted to challenge Romeo. As soon as Romeo understood that he couldn’t fight Tyba... ... middle of paper ... ...s of Friar Lawrence’s choices, Juliet could have lived. Correspondingly, Friar could have taken her with him, told her that everything would have turn out fine, or reassured her at the tomb. However, Friar Lawrence was selfish and inconsiderate because of his terrible decision, Juliet committed suicide.
Believing that friar john would be able to get the letter to Romeo immediately without even telling him that this was urgent was Friar Lawrence’s next misprint. If Friar Lawrence sent the letter himself or informing Romeo himself, the plan may have been successful, he said himself "The letter was not nice but full of charge, of dear import, and the neglecting it may do much danger." (5.2.18-20) Neglecting Juliet w... ... middle of paper ... ... of complications in it. Friar Lawrence actions were mostly to blame. He gave Juliet potion to fake her death so she can be with the man she loves and not listen to her parents.
The hastiness of the characters is seen directly through Lord Capulet, Juliet, and Romeo. Particularly, Lord Capulet is a prime example of impulsiveness in the play. Originally, when Paris asked for Juliet’s hand in marriage, Capulet turned him down because he believed she was too young and should marry for love. After the unfortunate death of Tybalt, Juliet’s Cousin, Capulet believed that the only way to make Juliet radiant again was to marry her off. When Paris came asking for Juliet’s hand in marriage, again, Lord Capulet states,” Sir Paris, I will make a desperate tender / of my child’s love I think that she will be ruled / in all respects by me; nay more, I doubt it not.” (3.4.12-14.).
At the begging of their play Romeo is in love with Rosiline be he quickly changes his mind when he meets Juliet this shows that Romeo is quick to make decisions. When Romeo is told that Juliet is dead that Juliet is dead he says "defy the stars" this is when Romeo feels he has no control of the situation. This relates to fate and how it can't be changed. In many different parts of the play Romeo is described as fast to make choices and without reason. In the sentence when Romeo is talking to Juliet about marriage Julie says, "it is too rushed, too unadvised and too sudden".