Different events throughout the play lead these relationships to change, and lead both Romeo and Juliet to distrust their parental figures. For example when the Nurse, whom Juliet trusts deeply, refers to Romeo as a “dishclout” despite knowing that he is Juliet’s husband, this then leads Juliet to distrust the Nurse. When Capulet’s “fingers itch” after Juliet has disobeyed him, this could also be seen as failure on Capulet’s part to be a good parent. Some may argue that these events are examples of how Romeo and Juliet are failed by their parents and parental figures. In Act 3 scene 5 it could be argued that Juliet is failed by both her parents.
The quick encouragement of the marriage to Paris shows Nurse’s new disloyalty to Juliet. Juliet loses Nurse’s respect and feels alone in her decision-making, leading to the Friar’s plan. Overall, Nurse is to blame for Juliet’s death because she turned her back on her so that she could avoid the family
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.
In the end, it is both fate and misfortune that are driving them to their untimely deaths. Although some characters may contribute to their bad luck, no single person is held accountable. The enduring quarrel between the two families proves that Romeo and Juliet were never supposed to be together in the first place. The Capulet family is very conventional, and would want their only daughter to marry someone of who they approve. The arranged marriage between Juliet and Paris is just another obstacle hindering Romeo and Juliet from having a future together.
This betrayal hurt Juliet in many ways, and it hurt her parents a little too, as this would soon lead to her death. The first way that this betrayal hurt Juliet is that she was forced to marry someone she did not love, and completely forget about Romeo, her husband. Lord Capulet does not care about Juliet's feelings when he hears that Juliet does not want to get married. All he wants is money and a good connection to the Prince. He did not always think like this though.
Similarly in The Duchess of Malfi, when the Duchess’ attempt to deceive her brothers and conceal her marriage leads to her death. However self-deception is also a recurrent theme in both of the plays, in Othello, it can be argued that Othello’s self- deception proves just as destructive as Iago’s, as by deceiving himself of his true nature and labelling himself as “one not easily jealous,” he continually supresses his feelings of inner turmoil until he breaks under the influence of Iago. F R Leavis agreed with this stating, “The mind that undoes [Othello] is not Iago’s but his own.” The role of deception would be nowhere near as essential to the play without the influence of Iago; described by AC Bradley as the “artist of evil” his ruthless manipulation of the other characters in the play ensures not only the destruction of Othello, but his own. Self- deception plays a crucial role within Othello and The Duchess of Malfi; it allows the audience to see further into the characters personality and gain a deeper understanding of them as a character. Othello himself is the most palpable example of self- deception within the plays as from when the audience is first introduced to him in Act One Scene Two, he believes
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.
(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.
The only reason why both families object to Romeo and Juliet being together is because of a family feud that has been going on for decades if not centuries (Basingstoke, pg 5). Pride and Prejudice gives us a peek into the strange dynamics of human relationships. This story presents people in love whose pride and prejudice tend to suppress their true emotions, and highlights the role of social norms in the romantic experiences of people in love. It characterizes the power of reason - that of pragmatism and idealism as standards for love and marriage (Lerner, 69). The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is not in the death of two young lovers, but the failure of society to overcome the social barriers that would have prevented the loss of so many innocent lives.
In Romeo and Juliet, an excess of passion is frowned upon. Romeo had obsessed over other women before, including Rosaline, however for Juliet this was her first love. However, she did not hold back whatsoever, rather she broke the conventions of courtly love, as the women were supposed to play hard to get. A quotation which exemplifies their