The dramatic tragedy, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, introduces two rival families with a relentless feud tracing far back in Verona’s history, the Montagues and the Capulets. The disturbance the hatred between the two generates is apparent from the start. A love is proclaimed and defiance against the enmity among their houses ensues when the adolescent children, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, meet. All culminating with the deaths of the two and a grieving Verona. Notoriously, the matter of who is to blame for the demise of the two young protagonists can be infinitely disputed and reasoned by experts, high school students or anyone with exposure to the play.
As we can see, the impact of the families’ feud has lead to Tybalt’s hatred against Romeo (and all Montagues), and leads to the death of Mercutio, which in terms lead us to the advent of tragedy. In the scene of Mercutio’s death, Shakespeare uses characterisation and dramatic irony... ... middle of paper ... ...oesn't wake up, Romeo will soon take his own life. The scene where Juliet wakes and finds Romeo dead is symbolic in reiterating the tragic, but overwhelming control of fate over the star-crossed lovers. Therefore, the death of Mercutio have triggered a chain of tragic incidents and therefore establishes the major concerns of tragedy. Mercutio’s death as a turning point have greatly impacted to the establishment of the major concerns of tragedy.
If Romeo and Julie were to be seen together, it would start another fight, leading to their father’s deaths. Fate is nothing but condemning the lovers to their deaths. Their families hate each other, the prince threatens to kill their fathers, and are in love with each other further adding to their despair. Especially with the hostility between the two families, Romeo and Juliet are destined to the immolation created by their forbidden love causing their deaths. One family member in particular, Tybalt, exerts such a loathing for Romeo which fate once again dams the lovers.
The Capulets, however, must take more of the b... ... middle of paper ... ...r Friar Lawrence’s message to Romeo in time. Even Romeo and Friar Lawrence both blame Fate when Romeo says, “I defy you, stars!” and Friar Lawrence says, “Unhappy fortune!” (Shakespeare). Romeo and Juliet were doomed from the start and the audience is constantly reminded of this idea throughout the play. Therefore, Fate is primarily to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Though the Capulets, Montagues and Friar Lawrence are all partly to be held responsible for the deaths of Juliet and her Romeo, they didn’t have the ability to stop the tragedy from happening.
Romeo and Juliet, by Shakespeare, is a play which shows how prejudice leads to escalating violence. Prejudice leads to violence shown in the play when the feuding families, the Montagues and Capulets, fight. In each case, disruption, fighting, injuries and death occur. Also, the prejudice between the two families never was resolved, because they were enemies. The feuding started in Act 1 Scene 1, when the Capulets and Montague servants confronted each other.
Tragic Deaths in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet The deaths of Romeo and Juliet appear tragic, as the people around them were in a feud. The feud affected their relationship, which played a huge part in their deaths. Romeo and Juliet tried to keep out of the feud, but the people around them who were constantly interfering made their lives extremely miserable and unhappy. Because they were so deeply in love with each other, they refused to be spilt-up and took huge risks to stay together, which eventually led them to their deaths. The Prologue at the beginning of the play suggests that it could have been mainly fate that was to blame, 'star-crossed lovers' and 'deaths-marked love' are examples of this.
Their strong attraction to each other, which some call fate, determines where their forbidden love will take them. The leading force, in my opinion, that led to Romeo and Juliet's death is the conflict between the two fathers, Capulet and Montague. It's because of this conflict that Romeo and Juliet feel they must hide their love which, in the end, is the cause of their deaths. Because of this conflict, confrontations occurred and insults were thrown. Hatred is bred which is evident when Tybalt, who is Lady Capulet's nephew, joins the fight against the Montague family.
The families’ grudge is a contributor to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The pair would have been accepted if they came from different families. ‘Deny thy father, and refuse thy name/....Tis but thy name that is my enemy’. Here Juliet is expressing that Romeo’s name is the only reason her love towards Romeo cannot be accepted by her family. This forces the pair to deceit their families’ and keep their relationship hidden.
One might think that love can overcome all problems. However, through these texts, it is clear that the smallest differences, such as a name or skin color can destroy the strongest of relationships. The relationships between Romeo and Juliet or Tony and Maria are destroyed by racial differences, as well as social differences, and what family one comes from. Romeo’s and Juliet’s love for each other was destroyed in the end by the suffering and death, caused by the Montagues and Capulets feuding. In the story, many important people, including the lovers themselves, die due to the family feud, whether they were directly murdered by someone on the other side or forced to take their own lives because Mooney 2 of the pain caused by the fighting.
Or was it just inevitable fate? From the very beginning of the play the pure hatred between the two families and all those involved is visible. Fighting between the two groups is a common thing, even the prince of Verona himself is unable to find anyway of stopping the hatred in his city. Then out of this hatred Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love. The twists and turns of their objectionable affair throughout the play lead up to killing.