Romeo And Juliet Character Analysis

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Which characters were responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet? William Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet would not have ended in a tragedy if specific characters had not made fatal decisions and crucial mistakes. The ongoing feud between the two families, the Capulet’s and the Montague’s set the stage for a tragic end. Friar Lawrence’s plan to help Juliet escape with Romero had faults that led to the demise of the two lovers. Tybalt Capulet helped in promoting the anger and hatred that maintained a hostile environment between the two families. These were the main events and the four characters that made that great love story end in a tragedy. The Capulets and the Montagues were two families who had a long-standing family feud. Romeo was Montague’s son and Juliet was Capulet’s daughter. It was impossible for Romeo and Juliet to live under the same…show more content…
Knowing the hostility between the two families he hoped the marriage would unite them. “For this alliance may so happy prove To turn your households' rancor to pure love.” (Act 2.3, 4) When Juliet threatened to kill herself with a dagger if Friar Lawrence didn’t have a plan to help her escape the marriage to Paris, Friar Laurence made a plan for her to escape by drinking poison that would make her look dead. “And his hither shall he come, and he and I will watch thy waking and that very night shall Romeo bear thee hence to Mantua” (Act 4,1, 115-117). The plan did not go as expected, which led to the heart-rending culmination. The plan was foiled when Friar’s message to Romeo was not received by him. When the Capulets took her body to the church, Romeo appeared and believed she was actually dead. Without the Friar present to tell him the truth he, distraught, drank poison himself, taking his own life. Juliet wakes up sees him dead and stabs herself with a
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