Romeo And Juliet Characters To Blame

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William Shakespeare often writes about tragedy in a unique way. A great example of this is his play Romeo and Juliet. In Romeo and Juliet, many characters are to blame for the deaths because of their character flaws and harsh decisions. Some of the characters to blame are Tybalt, Friar Lawrence, Romeo, Juliet, and Mercutio. In the play there is this ongoing war between the Motagues and the Capulets. This feud eventually becomes the reason why so many characters die. During the very first scene Prince Escalus tries to warn both families about what would happen if they ever fought in Verona again. “ By thee, old Capulet and Montague, . . . If ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace”(1.1.92-99). This quote can be seen as foreshadowing because even though the prince warned them they still fought anyway and eventually most of their lives ended in great tragedy. The feud between the two families played a huge part of the deaths of the two lovers. Since Romeo had the last name of Montague and Juliet had the last name of Capulet they were to be sworn enemies. Romeo and Juliet go against their parents and marry their own “enemy”. Because they got married they feel that they should keep…show more content…
His tragic flaw is that he wants to continue the feud even though Romeo wants to let it go. He is the one who constantly provokes the Montagues, which is ironic because the fight between Tybalt and Mercutio ends up being his last fight at all. In one scene Mercutio is basically fed up with Tybalt so he fights him on Romeo’s behave. “ . . . Will you pluck your sword out of his pilcher by the ears? Make haste, lest mine be about your ears ere it to be out” (3.1.82-83). Tybalt is very over zealous and too intolerant so he killed Mercutio. Since Tybalt killed Mercutio, Romeo killed Tybalt which resulted in his banishment from
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