Romeo and Juliet did not have to keep their love a secret. They could have told their parents about their matrimony. Then, Juliet's parents would have canceled her wedding to Paris seeing that she was already married. If this occurred, then Juliet would not have taken the potion, and her death would’ve been prevented, along with Romeo's death. This would have also prevented the way her father wondered, “Doth she not count her blest, Unworthy as she is, that we have wrought so worthy of a gentleman to be her bride?” (Romeo and Juliet 3.
(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.
Although Friar Lawrence’s intentions were good, his decisions and actions were the sole cause of Romeo and Juliet’s death. Do you agree? Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is the story of two young lovers who fall for one another only to realise that due to the feud their families’ share their love is destined for destruction. With all good intentions the minor character, Friar Lawrence was one of, but not the complete cause of their tragic end. There are three dominant aspects of their deaths, the feud between the two families, Friar Lawrence and most importantly, fate.
The Betrayal of the Only Child In Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, two young lovers, Romeo and Juliet, from rivalling families must hide their love for each other, or face the wrath of their parents. Throughout the play, many characters are subject to a betrayal, or betray someone or something else. For example, Friar Lawrence betrays his duty as a priest in Verona by marrying Romeo and Juliet, and Tybalt betrays Lord Capulet by hunting Romeo. However, the most significant betrayal in the play is Lord and Lady Capulet's betrayal of Juliet by forcing her to marry Paris, and completely disregarding her wants. This betrayal hurt Juliet in many ways, and it hurt her parents a little too, as this would soon lead to her death.
He pressured her into drinking the concoction out of desperation. Lord Capulet wanted the best for Juliet but ended up playing a role in her death along with several others as well. Hasty decisions and poor choices resulted in a tragic ending. Romeo, Friar Lawrence, and Lord Capulet all played a major role in the deaths throughout the story. They contributed in a domino effect where one wrong decision results in a chain of
When Capulet decided that “[Romeo] shall be endured [and to] take no note of him” at the ball. Had Capulet made Romeo go, Juliet would not have met Romeo. Capulet was at direct fault for Juliet and Romeo’s introduction. Also, Capulet is at blame because of the family feud. Without the feud, Juliet would be free to marry Romeo with no problem.
After Romeo soon learns about his banishment, he is told by Friar Laurence to go visit Juliet one last time; he responds by saying “It were a grief so brief to part with thee. Farewell.” (3.3.192-193). Thoughtless and stubborn, even though his “undying love” for Juliet affects him, Romeo does not realize that going to Juliet’s house can lead to dire consequences. To avoid these consequences, he could have left Verona immediately. During a tremendous argument between Juliet and her mother, Lady Capulet claims that Juliet must marry Paris, an innocent, charming man who wants to marry her, but she refuses and shouts, “ He shall not make me there a joyful bride…I will not marry yet; and when I do, I swear it shall be Romeo” (3.5.132-137).
This acted as a warning that Desdemona should never have become involved with such a “Moor”. He was warning his daughter of the unnatural. However, Desdemona went against his wishes and married Othello, the true love of her life. Brabantio saw how this marriage was going to eventually end. This unnatural union ended in Desdemona’s murder,
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’.
For the death of Romeo's mother, I put the blame on Tybalt and for Mercutio's death, Romeo is to blame. Romeo and Juliet are the offspring of the two most important families in Verona, who are also enemies. When they meet each other, they automatically fall in love, and start defying the feud. It is Romeo and Juliet's forbidden love that gets Paris killed. When Romeo is in the tomb to see Juliet's 'dead' body, he comes across Paris.