Advice is always helpful and it can be used to solve many problems. But advice can also be dangerous if the outcome is not considered. In William Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, the blame for Romeo and Juliet's death lies on Friar Laurence. In spite of being the most kind, sensible and thoughtful person, he presents misleading advises and actions towards the lovers which lead to their tragic death. 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.
To even more complicate the plot, Mr. Capulet promised Paris that will Juliet “shall be married to” him (R&J 3.4.21). This arrangement happens because Juliet was sad about Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment. The marriage forces the Juliet to fake her death, which is the reason for Romeo’s suicide. Romeo committed suicide because he did not her death was fake. This is a bad decision because Juliet and Friar Lawrence should have found a way to tell Romeo before she fakes her death.
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.
Juliet has mixed feelings about the arrangement devised by the Friar so that the two of them can be together. Juliet thinks disaster will come of previous tactics developed to allow Romeo and her to be together. In addition, when Romeo is speaking of his love for Juliet he says, "And but thou love me, let them find me here. / My life were better ended by there hate / Then death prorogued, wanting of thy love"(ll,ii,75-77). Romeo's immense love for Juliet will eventually lead to the fall of himself.
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. This brief revelation of the plot of the play allows the audience to concentrate on how and what led to the two lovers deaths instead of a surprise ending with death. The fact that the prologue is written as a sonnet emphasises the theme of love. A sonnet typically uses very elaborate and poetic language and this can be seen in the prologue, such as “their death-marked love”. However this also creates a theme of violence and death, which carries on throughout the rest of the play by mentioning “civil blood makes civil hands unclean” and “their parents rage”, it sets the scene for the rest of the play.
The reader will see that Juliet shows innocence as she was in a tough position and wanted to die with her Romeo whom she loved. This essay argued how the immaturity and naivety of the main characters lead to their downfall in the play of Romeo and Juliet. Overall in the essay the reader examined Romeos immaturity and irrational decisions, which lead to his death and Juliet’s immature decision, which lead to her death. Also how there immaturity made the outcome of the play different to what someone would predict. The reader can see a straight connection that Romeo and Juliet death was caused by their immaturity and naivety.
In the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare depicts the story of how Romeo and Juliet struggle to stay together despite the fact that they are from rival houses. He also demonstrates a common human error, rather than fate, lead to their demise. The characters’ lack of consideration for possible negative consequences of their good intentions not only caused the meeting of the two forbidden lovers and the failures of their plans, but also their death. Romeo’s decision to go to the Capulets’ party helps start this tragedy. When he was confronted by one of Capulet’s serving men and asked to read a party invitation, he sees his former love’s name, Rosaline, on it.
Romeo and Juliet’s love, despite the feud between their families, causes an “ancient grudge” to “break into new mutiny” (prologue). Their defiance of their families indirectly caused their untimely deaths. However this in turn allows the families to overcome their hatred and make peace with each other. Following their deaths, Lord Capulet reconciles with Lord Montague by asking “O brother Montague, give me thy hand”. This indicates that “the continuance of the parents’ rage, which, but their children’s end, naught could remove” (prologue), displaying the significance of their deaths in the play.
Where Shakespeare uses the characters of Sampson and Gregory to illustrate the potential obstacle that Romeo faces in attempting to lead his decision making with his heart instead of his sword, the fallout from Mercutio and Tybalt’s duel sees Romeo confront the implications of this obstacle directly when the two become one in the same. Again, it is the conflict between these supporting characters that springs Romeo into action. After seeing his friend slain at the hands of the fiery Tybalt, Romeo feels guilt suggesting that, “Juliet’s beauty hath made [him] effeminate” and that he should have fought in Mercutio’s place. To compensate, Romeo lets “fury be [his] conduct now” and strikes Tybalt in an act of rage. The death of his friend challenges Romeo’s loyalties with potential for high stakes consequences that ultimately come to fruition through a domino effect of tragic events resulting in the suicides of the two title characters.
69-71). Here, Shakespeare uses the word sleep to refer to death and the heartaches and shocks as the struggles of life. There is also a peace in sleeping that Hamlet wants to obtain in death. By using these metaphors, Shakespeare shows the simplicity of death compared to the hardships of life. This is especially evident with Hamlet because the revenge he is seeking is much more difficult than giving up and taking his own life out of grief.