He warned Romeo that “violent delights have violent ends and in their triumph die, fire and powder, which as they kiss, consume.” (2:6:9-11). Friar Lawrence had a feeling that the quick and hasty decisions that were made would not end well. However, he continued on to marry them, believing that their marriage would stop their parents’ feud. In addition, Friar Lawrence gave Juliet the idea of faking her death and saying, “…take thou this vial, being then in bed…” (4:5:93). He suggested the plan of killing herself, which led to Romeo committing suicide due to the death of Juliet.
69-70 ) This made Juliet miserable over Romeo's banishment, meanwhile her parents thought her unhappiness was over Tybalt's death. Then, Juliet's parents, trying to make her happy, moved up her wedding date, only to make her even more depressed due to the fact she was already married to Romeo. All of this led up to Juliet's fake death, which caused both of their deaths. Romeo and Juliet are at fault for their own deaths. Romeo and Juliet did not have to keep their love a secret.
Fate is commonly overlooked as being the sole cause of their deaths, but in my opinion it is what brought the two lovers to their end. Throughout the play it reveals that their lives will end by their influences and actions, "A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life". This unavoidable aspect may have made Romeo and Juliet fall in love just to end the feud between the two houses. An important act of fate to consider would be the masquerade ball, if Romeo wasn’t wearing a mask Juliet would have realised who he was and may have not fallen in love with him. Romeo was too young to realise that he should have waited until he got over Rosaline before he became involved with Juliet.
The death of the star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet was caused by Friar Lawrence. He is responsible because he came up with the plan for Juliet to have a fake death. Friar Lawrence convinces her to do this when he says, “Take thou this vial, being then in bed, And this distilling liquor drink thou off; when presently through all the veins shall run a cold and drowsy humor; for no pulse,” (Romeo and Juliet VI, scene i, 93-96). He tells her to take the medicine and it makes everyone believe that she is dead. Romeo finds out she is “dead” and comes to see her.
Paying close attention to the final scene, how did Romeo and Juliet die? What factors contributed to their deaths? Romeo and Juliet is considered by many to be the most famous love story ever told. The tragedy focuses on the lives of a young couple from two feuding families, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. Their relationship is doomed from the outset, which is made clear to the audience within the prologue, ‘two star- crossed lovers take their life’.
(Stabs herself) There rust and let me die.”-P. 579 lines (169-171). It’s really sad that all of this could have been avoided if Juliet would’ve just left with Romeo or if their families gave up their hatred for one another. Throughout Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet’s personality drastically changes. At first Romeo was love-sick and Juliet didn’t want anything to do with marriage. Then they meet, fall in love and get married.
If this was the case, Juliet may not have felt so driven to take the potion and fake her death. Capulet’s forcing and uncaring parenting caused Juliet’s death. Above all, fate’s unavoidable reach is at most to blame for Juliet’s death. Fate’s first prediction was “one dead in the bottom of a tomb,” meaning when Juliet faking of her death. Fate also predicted “a pair of star-crossed lovers tak[ing] their live[s].” Out of everyone in the play, fate is at most to blame for Juliet’s death because of it’s unavoidable and destined to happen.
In Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin is killed out of anger by Romeo, her husband. Juliet might be suicidal because of the death of her cousin and the problems that death caused. The death not only caused the exile of her secret husband the death also caused her arranged marriage to happen earlier than planned. Since the beginning of the story Juliet might have been suicidal and some events might have just pushed her through the limit. Juliet also shows many classic signs of bipolarity.
Also, several similarities in plot exist between Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado About Nothing. In each of these plays, a romance between young lovers includes a false death of the female character, which the male character believes to be real. In Romeo and Juliet, there is a fatal ending; in which both of the lovers kill themselves because they would rather die than go on living without each other. However, in Much Ado About Nothing, the false death is discovered before there are any real deaths. Both couples do end up together, although one is in life and the other in death.
Name Mrs. Thornton English H 2A 19 January 2013 Romeo and Juliet Essay Test Romeo and Juliet is a beautifully written play that has romance, violence, and tragedy. In the play, six characters end up dead, both the main characters and some minor ones. There are many people to blame for each death, but I believe certain characters are in fault. I put the blame on Romeo and Juliet's forbidden love for the death of Paris. For the death of Romeo's mother, I put the blame on Tybalt and for Mercutio's death, Romeo is to blame.