fate) meddling in the affairs of both the Capulets and the Montagues, Romeo would have never been invited to the party. The servant of t... ... middle of paper ... ...kespeare, a play about love, hate, and the death of two doomed lovers, Fate is to blame for the lover's demise. While some may argue that Friar Laurence is the cause of Romeo and Juliet's death, Fate is actually to blame. This is shown clearly at the beginning of the play with the mention of "star-crossed lovers," as well as throughout the play with references to "fortune" or "stars." Fate caused Romeo and Juliet to fall in love as well as meddled in the situations regarding both Romeo and Juliet, therefore causing their demise and fulfilling its duty.
What comes to mind when you hear the names Romeo and Juliet? I think of love, hate, and most of all tragedy. It is a tragedy because their love led to their deaths and because Romeo and Juliet were responsible for their own destiny. From the start to the end of their love affair they knew they were going against their parents’ wishes. Romeo and Juliet also made selfish and immature decisions.
Fate in the play was how the 'grudge', premonition's, Friar's plan and parents all contributed to their death. Without them destined to die they could have avoided their death but because it was 'death-marked', meaning it was out of anyone's control. Shakespeare wrote in the prologue the reason for their death was fated, and their death was destined to 'bury their parents strife'. The main reason for their death was their fate.
This is what happens to Romeo in the play. There is no one person to blame for the un-timely deaths of Romeo and Juliet but there are groups and other individuals who may have contributed to what made Juliet to take the sleeping potion which caused Romeo to kill himself. These I will be discussing in the rest of this essay. The first two people I think are to blame are Romeo and Juliet them selves. They got themselves into the relationship and they knew that there’d be consequences.
In spite of knowing that the circumstances around them were hostile, they stuck together as they were deeply in love and were prepared for any eventualities, which then became the reasons of their deaths. Not any one personality can be singularly blamed for the deaths of the lovers. Fate was the foremost cause for their deaths followed by Friar Lawrence, Tybalt, the Nurse, and finally Romeo and Juliet themselves. The reason why fate, bad luck and coincidence should be blamed for the deaths of the two lovers is suggested at the beginning of the play in the prologue, where it says ‘star-crossed lovers’ and ‘death-marked love.’ There is a party at Capulet’s mansion, and the guest list consists of many worthy people. It is Capulet’s servant’s responsibility to hand out the invites but he is illiterate and therefore asks Romeo to read the guest list.
Although both Romeo and Juliet end up thinking it was their own decision to kill themselves, there were many other factors that unwittingly forced them into the situation they eventually found themselves. One such factor was the County Paris, cousin of Prince Escalus. Through no fault of his own, he was one of the key reasons that Juliet died. If he hadn’t have been scheduled to marry Juliet then she would never have had to fake her own death, in turn leading to Romeo’s. The most ironic thing about the situation was that Paris’ love for Juliet led to her death.
If you really think about it, Romeo actually played a role in Juliet's death. Juliet's actions in the play killed her. There are many ways she could have stopped her death, which would have also saved Romeo. When Romeo was banished her parents thought she was mourning over the loss of her dear cousi... ... middle of paper ... ...sideration instead of ordering her around. Lastly if Romeo and Juliet's ancestors had not started fighting in the first place the two lovers would not have had to hide their feelings, their marriage, and lie to their friends and family.
Romeo’s death is all the more tragic because the audience is aware that Juliet is in fact not dead, and had this information gotten to Romeo neither him nor Juliet would have died. The death of the two lovers in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet seems preventable. Misinformed characters spur a series of unfortunate and ill-timed events that lead to Romeo and Juliet taking their own lives. The audience is constantly aware of Romeo and Juliet’s looming death and always hold knowledge that the characters do not. Shakespeare incorporates this dramatic irony in numerous places in the play which keeps the audience on edge and gives the same sense of fate that the characters experience
He runs into Romeo and Benvolio, who are still discussing Romeo's unrequited love. The servant gets Romeo to read the guest list for him, and then tells him about the banquet. Benvolio convinces Romeo to go along with him to the banquet to compare the other beautiful women there with the one he is pining for: Rosaline, a niece of Capulet. Act I, Scene iii Lady Capulet, Juliet, and the Nurse talk about the possibility of Juliet being married to Paris. Lady Capulet encourages Juliet to consider him as a potential husband when she sees him at the banquet.
"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.