Who was to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? This essay will examine the possible causes of Romeo and Juliet’s tragic endings. Romeo and Juliet became victims to their own love because of their families stubbornness, their own irresponsibility and most of all because of fate. The feuding family is a large contributor. The conditions forced because of the animosity between the families made the couple feel prohibited to be together and thus hiding their love.
In Romeo and Juliet, the hatred between the families affects not only Romeo and Juliet, but the entire town. In the prologue of the play it summarizes the conflict between the two families, "a long-standing hatred between two families erupts into new violence" (I.prologue.2-3). The families' duels were often in public and led to riots. Had the families not hated each other or banned the marriage, there would have been no need for either pair of lovers to keep their love a secret. This would have kept Pyramus and Thisbe from sneaking out to meet each other, and Romeo and Juliet from hiding their marriage and prevented Romeo from being banished.
This quote is a paradox because while reading this the reader can apprehend that the unintended meeting was not as bad as it should have been. The one thing that is keeping the true lovers apart is the family feud (Montague’s and the Capulet’s) that’s been going on for many years. But Romeo and Juliet don’t care and later on they go against their families and get married. Tybat (Juliet’s cousin) was killed and Juliet’s parents think that it was the reason she committed suicide. As soon as the nurse finds out that Tybalt is dead her reaction is very troubling and she doesn’t exactly know how to break it to Juliet so at the end result she says, “Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banished; Romeo that kill’d him, he is banished.” (3.2.69-70).
Romeo and Juliet then continue to have secret meetings, until they are then caught and both families then come to realization that their children have been going behind their backs to see the child from their most hated enemies. Romeo and Juliet then try to persuade their families to believe that they are uncontrollably in love with one another. Being the stubborn adults that they are, both families did not agree and no longer allowed them to meet each other. When doing this, it stirs up more tension between the families when Romeo kills Tybalt; a member of the Capulet household. The Capulet’s exiled Romeo from the city and was forced to leave and never come back.
Wild claims have been made that I am somehow to blame for the death of Juliet Capulet, the Prince’s cousin, Paris and my own dear, beautiful son, Romeo Montague. As a mother I am completely distraught by the idea that I would ever harm my only son, my gentle young man. My family has always been the one family, the good family doing the right thing for Verona. My family is grieving and now I too face punishment, even death as retribution for this tragedy? I knew absolutely nothing of this entire encounter before it was too late!
Ever since the feud between the servants and the death of Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin and Mercuito, Romeo’s best companion prominent citizens held several meetings and the town hall to devise a way to prevent further outbreaks of violence but it had still continued. However, thanks to Verona’s Friar, and sadly because of the death of the two young lovers, the Capulets and Montagues have finally called a halt to their foolish family feud which had continued on unendingly without an appropriate reason. Prince Escales, the Prince of Verona, Lord Capulet and Lord Montague had a meeting yesterday during which the two archenemies became best of friends; something that Verona has been waiting for since the start of the family feud which had been going on for generations. “Nobody even remembers why we are fighting with each other. It was so long ago and something not even worth talking about.” Said Lord Capulet after becoming friends with his old
In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, a great feud centuries-long between two families is the root of much violence, tragedy, and sorrow leading to the demise of the two main protagonists and many others. The Capulets and Montagues have been fighting and causing unnecessary death in the streets because of their feud for centuries. Friar Laurence knowingly married Romeo and Juliet even though they are both part of the feuding households and he did not inform anyone about this marriage. Also, Romeo and Juliet made terrible choices leading up to their untimely death. Friar Laurence, the House of Capulet, the House of Montague, and the sprightly couple of Romeo and Juliet all guiltily contributed in the sorrowful result of the situation, Friar Laurence
Who is to blame for the short-lived tragic end of Romeo and Juliet? Was it fate, the feud between the two families or one of the many characters in the play? All of these things and many more contributed to their deaths but what ultimately was to blame was no one but themselves. They were two young star-crossed lovers who didn’t know much about the world or about love. In this essay I will discuss the causes that brought the death of Romeo and Juliet.
Shakespeare uses these words to tell us what the grudge actually is, which are not important at all, just a useless, pointless argument. By adding this in the audience feels even more sorry for Romeo and Juliet as their not allowed to be together over something as pointless as this. The prologues speaks about how the couples lives end in a tragic death whereas if their families forgot about the feud they would still be alive and well, happily with one another. Every ones lives would have been so much better. In act one scene one Shakespeare introduces what negative effect love can have.
The endless feuding between the two families is a major aspect that contributed to the lover’s tragedy. Romeo and Juliet are unable to be in love because of their family’s non-acceptance of their love and hatred for each other’s family. This is a crucial for many years, “from ancient grudge break to new mutiny”, without cause or even logic, as it suggests in the prologue “where civil blood makes civil hands unclean… two households both alike in dignity”. The family’s feud is displayed further with the e Verona’s ancient citizens cast by their grave beseeming ornaments, to weird old partisans, in hands as old canker’d with peace to part your canker’d hate.” – the prince is asking the families to resolve their conflict and remarks on how old it is that it is without cause and relevance to the current generation. Because of the families non-acceptance from an out-dated feud it results in the death of Romeo and Juliet, as it proclaims in the prologue “from forth the fatal loins of these two foes, a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life”.