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.
/ See, what a scourge is laid upon your hate, That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love” (5, 3 281-283). The Prince is blaming both the Capulets and the Montagues for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, as their parents’ feud lead to their deaths. He is also reminding them that Heaven (or God) has now had to intervene and give real consequences to make them consider changing their behaviors - consequence being the death of their children. Had the families not been at war, none of this would have happened. Also, the secrecy involved due to the feud played a major role in the
The reader can put the blame on Romeo’s faulty actions or Juliet’s inactions; One can also go on to blame the more minor characters like the lovers confidants, the Nurse and the Friar. Almost every person in this story could be held accountable for the play’s tragic ending but maybe the answer is not a person or action. Maybe the answer is simply fate. Even though one can make a compelling argument that every character in Romeo and Juliet is responsible for the young lovers deaths, Shakespeare tells the reader from the very start that their love was doomed because of fate. From the beginning of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare foreshadows that the story is meant to end horribly.
They are involved in an “ancient grudge” which Shakespeare does not tell us about and he does not inform the audience about how it started, this perhaps makes it more intriguing. However, this makes the situation worse for Romeo and Juliet as they are the son and daughter of the two enemies, but fate brings them together. Already Shakespeare has set the mood for the first scene and throughout the play, there is an extreme amount of tension and we can see that the two enemies are drawn together by hatred and violence. Early on the conflict between the Montague’s and the Capulet’s show this, the feuding is liable for the tragic deaths. The parents are to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet as they push for an arranged marriage, Paris is eager to marry Juliet and Old Capulet invites him to meet her at a family ball.
With more persuasion he could have stopped Juliet killing herself, but he worries about getting the blame. The Friar has definitely contributed to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. I think that everybody in the play is partly to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The play is a tragedy and each character adds to the catastrophe. I also think that Romeo and Juliet are to blame for their own deaths.
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.
Responsiblity for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet The final tragedy in the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is the death of Romeo and Juliet. It’s a result of the feud of the two houses: Capulets and Montagues, but amongst other likely causes are the personalities of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is ‘hot-headed’ and Juliet lacks experience in life because of her young age. Other characters who play a significant part in driving them to their deaths are: Tybalt, Mercutio, Friar Lawrence, The Nurse, Old Capulet, Romeo himself and Juliet herself. Also, the political circumstances in Verona have a part to play because the Prince doesn’t do anything to stop the feud of the two families.
He talks about the disobey of the parents and how they should've proved their love to try and make them understand. Shakespeare opens the play with the Montague and Capulet boys fighting, showing that he wants the readers to understand how strong the hate between the two families are. The first scene of the play consists of Tybalt shouting, "Talk of peace? I hate the word!" The deep amount of secrets in the play causes a lot of mind mystery which makes you think about whether the deaths of Romeo and Juliet were their own, or whether it was the fault of someone else.
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 and Juliet could not have avoided coming in contact with each other, they were brought together by uncontrollable circumstances (fate). There were many events that conspired against Romeo and Juliet, for example the family feud. The brawl in Act 1 Scene 1 is ceased by Prince Escales who said "If you ever disturb our streets again, Your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace." However the Prince failed to stay loyal to his word, Romeo's banishment and the fate involved with it is a prime factor in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. In Act1 Scene1 the Prince's words were quite the contrary.