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Jamal Abdisalam What is responsible for Romeo and Juliet's deaths, love, hate or fate Introduction Romeo and Juliet is a tragic play that involves dramatic events. When Romeo speared Tybalt with his rapier , which leads to Tybalt dying and Romeo ultimately the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare wrote three types of plays; comedies, tragedies and socially. From aspect 1594 to 1608 he wrote approximately 40 plays. The men were played by men, but the female were also played by men, this would be out of place in today's society. Juliet was played by a young boy with a high pitched voice so that its voice would sound the same as that of a women. This would make the play as realistic as possible . This essay will explain what was responsible for Romeo and Juliet's death love, death or fate and how this was affected by the ensuing events. The play starts with the theme love and Romeo is being sad that he is love struck and not being able to forget his love Rosaline. ...read more.


The foreshadowing shows that Juliet's knows that their love will not end well and will lead to tragic events. This shows that their love is a curse. Tybalt is a highly tempered character as he wants to kill Romeo only because he kissed Juliet . He kills Mercutio because he was in the way. This shows that he is cold blooded. Romeo is related to him as he married Juliet but Tybalt doesn't care about this relation between them .doesn't hesitate to kill him which fails and ends up him dying. "Thou wretched boy that didst consort him here, shalt with him hence." This shows that the love Tybalt had for Juliet lead him to becoming enraged and killing Mercutio. Mercutio cursed both families to be doomed. " a plague a' both your houses." Mercutio foreshadows the tragic events happening later. Romeo is thinking about how his love for Juliet has weakened him and made him emotional. "O sweet Juliet. Thy beauty hath made me effeminate ,And in my temper soften'd valour's steel." ...read more.


Romeo never got the letter and thought Juliet really died. "I could not send it(letter)." Romeo couldn't bear it that his love died and commits suicide. "Thus with a kiss I die." He drinks a poison which kills him. This shows that his love for Juliet made him sad and kill himself as he couldn't live with knowing she's dead. Juliet finds out that Romeo is dead and stabs herself as she can't life without Romeo . "O happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die." The audience would probably be sad, as they understand the confusion between Romeo and Juliet and that the tragic events where started and ended by love, this is dramatic irony as they know more than the character. Conclusion From this essay I have found out that love is the starting point of this tragedy. Romeo and Juliet's love for each other started the conflicts between Mercutio and Tybalt, the death of Mercutio, the death of Tybalt and last but not least the death of Romeo and Juliet. It was the love for each other that led the tragedy. The love for friends, family and lovers. ...read more.

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