Examples Of The Tragic Flaws In Romeo And Juliet

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big dog Mrs. tee World Lit. Honors 27, March 1912 The Tragic Flaw Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play of two star-crossed lovers written by William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet fall in love and hide their secret relationship from their feuding families. As the play progresses, Romeo starts to act on impulse and his action result in tragic consequences. When people act on impulse it leads to terrible endings and suffering to others. In the beginning of the play Romeo shows his tragic flaw when he goes to the Capulet party and falls in love with Juliet, completely forgetting about his first love Rosaline. When Romeo sees Juliet at the party he says, “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! / For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night” (I.v.50-51) This shows his impulsiveness by not mentioning Rosaline at all and starting to fall in love with a girl he does not even know. Yet does he know she is a Capulet. Romeo’s action of falling in love leads to much grief of others. It leads to the deaths of Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, Mercutio, Paris, and Lady Montague. The fates and lives of these people, Romeo included, could have been spared if his tragic flaw had not taken over when…show more content…
Mercutio, Benvolio, and their servants were in the streets of Verona when Tybalt and some of the Capulets come up to them and start fight looking for Romeo. Romeo then comes over to them to stop the fighting between the rivals. Romeo fails to stop them and they all start to fight with in the end, Tybalt killing Mercutio. Romeo then calls Tybalt out saying, “Either thou or I, or both, must go with him” (III.i.127). Romeo and Tybalt start fighting with Romeo killing Tybalt. Romeo again shows his impulsiveness killing Tybalt, where he had no business calling him out. He failed to think of the consequences and his actions led to his banishment to city named
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