Romeo And Juliet: The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet

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The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet has long been a topic of controversy regarding who is to blame for the death of the two protagonists. The two lovers themselves, Romeo and Juliet, each have their individual flaws which contribute to the drastic plot of the story. Romeo is to blame for his impulsive and arrogant personality. Juliet is to blame for her naivety, and later her impatience. The combination of the two only brings misfortune and instigates their demise. The two lovers are to blame for their own deaths, as their individual flaws, when brought together, create a chain of events that destroy their relationship. Romeo’s brash, impulsive, and faulty personality contributes to the tragedy of the two. He is extremely fatalistic, and gives…show more content…
Romeo’s brash and sudden actions are a key player in the downfall of his and Juliet’s relationship. His impatience causes a relationship that is “...too rash, too unadvised, too sudden” (2.2.125). His changeability is quite recurring throughout the play, and in this example he quickly falls out of love with Rosaline and in love with Juliet, only over the course of a few hours. Romeo’s devotion to Juliet seems to many viewers as an admirable trait, but ultimately this leads to his destruction. His actions overrun his thoughts, and his first reaction upon hearing of Juliet’s death was to “lie with thee tonight” (5.1.37). His brash and sudden actions take control of him, out of love for Juliet. He does not care to think about the future he could have had in front of him, but instead thinks only for a future with his wife. Romeo’s faults are crucial to the progress, and downfall, of their fated…show more content…
If in thy wisdom thou canst give no help, Do thou but call me resolution wise, And with this knife I’ll help it presently” (4.1.51-55) Her loyalty to Romeo and the infatuation she goes through creates a being that would risk anything to avoid a life without her so-called chosen one. Juliet becomes a victim to these emotions, and attempts absolutely nothing to prevent it. Both with their equally faulty traits, a combination of these “star cross’d lovers”(1.1.6) is the ultimate conjuring of their doom. The two lovers rush to love each other without thinking about the consequences that will not cease to interfere with them. The family feud that separates them is disregarded, as Juliet says: “‘Tis but thy name that is my enemy. Thou art thyself, though not a Montague. What’s Montague? It is nor hand nor foot, Nor arm, nor face, (nor any part) Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!”

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