Juliet and Romeo fell in love and got secretely married, for they knew if their familes were to find out, they would be forbidden to see each other. Juliet wanted more than anything to be with Romeo for the rest of her life, but her family got in the way of her and her true love. One day, when Romeo was out in the streets with his cousin Benvolio and his friend Mercutio, Tybalt approached Romeo, requesting to duel him. Knowing that Tybalt was a Capulet, and knowing that if there was another fight to break out in the streets, Romeo would not only be fighting Juliet's cousin, but the Prince would punish him severely. Romeo doesn't want to be seperated from Juliet anymore than he was, so he declined the duel with Tybalt, and told him they had no reason to fight, and that the Prince would not be happy.
Human actions, such as Romeo and Juliet’s own actions, Friar Lawrence’s plan and the Nurse’s encouragement of Romeo and Juliet’s secret romance all contributed to the tragic end. Fate, like two enemies falling in love and Friar Lawrence’s plan back-firing also contributed to their untimely demise. Romeo’s own actions were one cause in his death. Romeo was always too hasty in his decisions which contributed to his end. One such decision was when he fell in love with Juliet, and wanted
This change of emotions is caused by her overpowering love for Romeo. Her intense love for Romeo gives her to forgive him, as she thinks of reasons to justify Romeo’s actions. From “That villain cousin would have killed my husband” and “My husband lives, that Tybalt would have slain, / And Tybalt’s dead, that would have slain my husband.”, she convinces herself that Tybalt would have killed Romeo even if he did not die first, hence showing her loyalties lie with Romeo, not Tybalt or the Capulets any longer. Therefore eventually she reaches a conclusion, “Back foolish tears, back to your native spring”, that “All this is comfort, wherefore I weep then?” that it should be a good thing that Tybalt is dead so that Romeo can live and they can be
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night”: (Act 1; Scene 5, lines 53-54) this is only proof of how Romeo believes that him and Juliet and in love. Now, the death of Romeo and Juliet was partially because of free will. The fact that Romeo and Juliet got married knowing that there was a bitter feud between their families, the Montague and Capulet’s. This feud brought on many problems, such as the murder of Tybalt by Romeo.
Romeo has a bad feeling about his life within the first act as he says “With this night revels, and expire the term/Of a despised life clos'd in my breast,/By some vile forfeit of untimely death." (1.4.109-111). This line is spoken by Romeo to Benvolio before they attend the party hosted by the Capulets, where he is to meet Juliet. As Juliet is what the night is about to reveal, the audience is able to understand that the reason of Romeo’s death is Juliet. Furthermore, when Romeo is expressing his love for Juliet he states “My life were better ended by their hate,/ Than Death prorogued, wanting of thy love."
Till Death Do Us Part A person of power is responsible for those underneath them. In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, there are many people who were the reason of their death. Tybalt is one of the persons who caused the death of Romeo and Juliet, because he killed Romeo’s best friend, with the death of Mercutio Romeo thought it was the right thing to go kill Tybalt, Romeo didn’t think of the consequences of murdering Tybalt and was banished from Verona. Capulet didn’t think at all about his daughter Juliet of how she felt about marrying Parris, he rushed into things and didn’t mind talking to his own daughter about her feelings and that was one reason she died because she did not love Parris and didn’t want to marry him. Though there are many characters Friar Lawrence is most to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
He sneaks into the ball and if he would not have been in the Capulet’s house, he would have never met Juliet. At the ball he also makes Tybalt angry, which makes the feud worse. Romeo’s bad decisions lead to the death of many characters including Tybalt, Paris and his true love Juliet. Juliet also made bad decisions which lead to her death. For example, when she trusts the Friar to get the information to Romeo.
Finally Juliet had gone to the Friar for help, his plan had also become disastrous. This time the plan was to fake Juliet’s death and send a letter to Romeo to inform him her death was false but to come and rescue her from her tomb but the letter was sent to Romeo. Word had spread that Juliet had died, he rushed to see her, then killed himself seeing Juliet in her false death. After Juliet had woken from her sleep like death, only to see Romeo dead in front of her then which caused her to kill herself. I think Friar Lawrence is to blame for Romeo’s and Juliet’s death because he gave poison married Romeo and Juliet without consent.
He later, then sneaks onto Juliet’s balcony where he openly tells her that he is in love with her. Juliet warns him saying that if anyone were to find him there, he would be killed. But, Romeo being the stubborn boy he is, replies with “And but thou love me, let them find me here.” and decides to risk his life for a girl he barely knows. He then impulsively asks for her hand in marriage “Thy exchange of thy love’s faithful vow for mine.” (Act II, ii, 124) based on the romantic emotions he was feeling at the moment. This was careless and senseless of Romeo to do, as a couple of hours ago he was “in love” with Juliet’s cousin Rosaline.
Friar is Not Neutral In Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence is a key character since he is partly responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet by providing them assistance; making him a character that is not neutral in the story. Friar Lawrence hesitantly agrees to marry the couple after advising Romeo that these “violent delights have violent ends” therefore asking the couple to “love moderately” (II. vi. 9/14). He understands that this marriage is based upon an impulsive decision made by the couple since he knows how Romeo reacts to love.