Thomas 1 Graydon Thomas Mrs.Venturini ENG2D June 1st 2014 Unnecessary Suicide The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, is a romantic and suspenseful story enjoyable to all. Romeo and Juliet fall in love, later to find that they are enemies. They continue to practice their love secretly, until things become complicated, making suicide a choice. Their deaths were their own fault. Although their miserable ending could’ve changed into a happily ever after.
Nurse’s first fault was sneaking messages to and from Romeo and Juliet to one another. This shows that she approves and is encouraging their relationship together. This influenced Juliet’s decision to marry Romeo, making Nurse’s actions partly at blame for Juliet’s fate. After Romeo’s banishment, Nurse tells Juliet that “I think you are happy in this second match” with Paris. The quick encouragement of the marriage to Paris shows Nurse’s new disloyalty to Juliet.
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.
Tybalt (who is Juliet’s cousin), was killed and her parents believe that is the reason for her heartache and committing suicide. As soon as the nurse discovers that Tybalt is dead her reaction to Juliet is quite troubling and she does not exactly know how to tell her so the end result is her saying, “Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banished; Romeo that kill’d him, he is banished.” (3.2.69-70). Juliet’s reaction is angry and she is very upset, she
Capulet was overheard to say: ‘hang thee young baggage disobedient wretch’ ‘O heavens! O wife, look how our daughter bleeds!’ (Act Three, Scene Five, Line 165) This dagger hath mistaken, for, lo, his house Is empty, on the back of Montague, And it mis-sheathed in my daughter’s bosom!’ (Act Five, Scene Five, Line 208) When Capulet heard about his daughter’s death he believes that Romeo was the one
Romeo and Juliet go through a series of unfortunate events which ultimately leads to their deaths. The bad luck starts off with Romeo killing Tybalt and getting banished from Verona. After Romeo and Juliet tie the knot a fight breaks out between the Montague’s and Tybalt Capulet. Even though Romeo is filled with love and happiness, he is set off when Tybalt kills Mercutio, so Romeo gets even by killing Tybalt. The usual punishment for murder at that time was death, but Romeo was only banished from the Verona walls.
Thus this was what she meant by not even the perfume of Arabia can cover up her guilty sin. Another example would be when Lady Macbeth says “Was your hands, put on your night-gown, looking not so pale: I tell you yet again, Banquo’s buried. (5, 1; 52). Considering the fact that Banquo is dead, and she was the one who influenced her husband to do all those bad deeds, in the end it caused her to relive this scene to show how cruel she was in the past. Thus it is shown that guilt can cause one to lose there inner conscience.
It is through all of these errors and mistakes that the plot of Act 5, Scene 1 helps to make Romeo and Juliet a true tragedy. The characters in Act 5, Scene 1, and the way they act contribute to making Romeo and Juliet a tragedy. In the scene, Romeo is hasty and impetuous. His refusal to listen to others and his running to the apothecary seals Romeo’s fate and brings on the final tragedy of the
Often the wounds’ pain drives the sufferer to desperate measures of madness” (6). Granny Weathall’s unhealable wound is her being jilted by a man whom she considered to be a love of her
To begin with, the battle between the Montague’s and Capulet’s caused the death of Mercutio and Tybalt. To illustrate the point, Tybalt killed Mercutio because he was close to the Montagues, which he despised, and Mercutio had challenged him to a duel. Before Mercutio died in 3.1 he exclaimed, “A plague a both your houses!” meaning that the fight between the two families are like a plague where there’s no benefit (3.1. line 106). This implies that Mercutio felt that he was caught up between the everlasting feuds between the two families and he wanted no other innocent people to die from this conflict between the two families, therefore shouted out this fraise. In addition, in 3.1 Romeo murdered Tybalt to avenge the death of Mercutio by saying “Either thou or I, or both, must go with him.” (3.1. line 129).