For example, when she trusts the Friar to get the information to Romeo. This information never gets to Romeo, which leads him to kill himself. Juliet could have told Romeo about her plan to take the potion and this would have prevented both of their deaths. Another bad decision was the marriage which complicated the already difficult situation. In conclusion Romeo and Juliet both sacrifice their own lives due to a lot of bad choices.
The Capulets were the reason Romeo was exiled, thus causing Romeo and Juliet's tragic death. Another cause of their death is influenced by Juliet's own father. He told Juliet that she was to marry a man named Paris. Juliet refused because she loved another man, and because she was secretely married to Romeo. You would think her own father would be understanding of her wishes, but he commanded her to marry Paris or else he would disown her.
If he had stayed in love with Rosaline then he never would have had to be defended by Mercutio in which battle Mercutio lost his life. Mercutio’s death caused Romeo to want to avenge him by killing Tybalt, which he ended up doing which caused him to be banished, which played a big part in Juliet’s death like state, which when Romeo saw he killed himself. And then when Juliet saw Romeo’s lifeless body, she killed herself as well. Benvolio could be blamed for Romeo and Juliets death as he practically forced Romeo to go to the Capulet’s ball, where he met Juliet and then everything went from
Further more, as the play progresses, after multiple impulsive acts, Romeo decides to kill himself when he finds Juliet “dead”. If he had chosen to simply think about what he was going to do or went to Friar Lawrence to make sure that Juliet was truly dead, Juliet would have been able to wake up and none of them would be dead. Ultimately, it was Romeo’s ignorant choices combined with his impulsive ways that ended up killing him and his
This quote, in Elizabethan times would have been recognised as a curse, as it is said three times and this was a curse. The ‘plague’ was referring to a bad thing that was going to happen to them. Some may believe that this may have, yet many others don’t believe in curses, contributed to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Benvolio also played a part in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, as he was the one that told Romeo to go to the party in the first place, and if Romeo had never of went to the party, he never would have met Juliet and so none of the events that followed ever would have
Shakespeare employs Friar Lawrence as one of these characters that abets the death of Romeo and Juliet as he fails to deny the two “star crossed lovers” any part in marriage instead aiding their eventual demise through the careful yet greatly flawed plan where Friar Lawrence “gave thee remedy” that formed the basis of the two characters deaths. Not only was Lawrence to blame but it can also be said that parents of Juliet, Lord and Lady Capulet were also at fault forcing their young daughter into early marriage to a man in Paris who Juliet had no feelings for. Her father, Lord Capulet stated “…you will not wed, I’ll pardon you, graze where you will, you shall not house with me.” Here it is evident if Juliet were not to marry Paris her father will “excuse” her to find another home. Such tactics used by Shakespeare prove that Juliet had been terribly misguided from an early age and show that her demise was set up due to poor parenting
If Friar had done the job himself and correctly, Romeo could have been informed about the predicament preventing his rampage to get to Verona and commit suicide. Friar’s cowardice mind is another reason why Friar was responsible for their deaths. When Juliet needed him the most, after realizing that Romeo and Paris were both dead, Friar runs away from the situation. Friar puts himself before Juliet only worrying about getting caught by the watch and leaves Juliet to her suicide. Friar also trusted Juliet, an unstable teenager, with a near-death poison.
If Capulet had not moved up the wedding the Juliet and Romeo could have happily escaped together. Finally, the family feud between the Capulet’s and the Montague’s. During the beginning of the story the chorus gives us a story overview by saying, “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star crossed lovers take their life” (7). If the two families were never feuding then Romeo and Juliet could have been happily married. The feud is the main issue in the story.
Romeo was banished because he killed Tybalt. Romeo killed Tybalt because Tybalt killed his bestfriend. Without the banishment of Romeo, Juliet would not have thougth of such a horrific plan to reunite with Romeo. "Hold, daughter. I do spy a kind of hope, which craves as desperate an execution as that is desperate which we would prevent.
Of a despised life closed in my breast. By some vile forfeit of untimely death.” (Act 1, Scene 4, 107) In this scene Romeo had a gut feeling that going to this party would cause his “untimely death.” But, because of his stubbornness he had ignored it, and still went to the Capulet (His enemies’) party where he met Juliet. If he had not attended the party, he wouldn’t have met Juliet and he potentially wouldn’t have died. Later in the play, Balthasar (a servant of Romeo) reveals to Romeo that Juliet is dead. “Hast thou no letters to me from the friar?” (Act 5, 1, 51) Romeo was specifically told to wait for Friar Laurence’s letter, but stubborn Romeo, neglects this advice and decides to head to Mantua anyway.