• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Who is to Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Naomi Grant-Lane. In the prologue, "a pair of star crossed lovers" takes their life. Examine the downfall of Romeo and Juliet. Act three scene one will be my main aid, for in this essay I will discuss the downfall of Romeo and Juliet. Now... The capulet and the Montague's are two profound families of Verona, both of which have been feuding for donkey's years; Romeo Montague is deeply in love with rosaline. He then finds out about the capulet ball, he see's a capulet servant with an invite and decides to gatecrash with Benvolio.At the ball Romeo spots Juliet for the first time, they kiss. Tybalt recognises Romeos voice and want to kill him. Later Romeo climbs the vines to Juliet's window to meet Juliet they decide to get married the next day. Romeo is challenged to a fight with Tybalt on his way back. Romeo denies as he is now related to Tybalt through Juliet. Romeos friend mercutio fights Tybalt instead, but is killed by him. Romeo then kills Tybalt. The price banishes Romeo. Romeo goes to see Juliet but has to flee, Juliet is told she has to marry Paris; Friar Lawrence gives Juliet a sleeping drug. She takes it that night, and is found "dead" the next morning. The letter friar Lawrence sent Romeo about the plan does not reach him. Romeo hears of Juliet's death and rushes back to Verona. He buys some poison and goes to Juliet's tomb; he drinks the poison and dies. ...read more.

Middle

Because Romeo married Juliet he was now a Capulet, so he not only need to follow the Montague rules but also the capulet .so he did not fight Tybalt at first because he wanted to stay loyal to them but when he killed mercutio he followed the Montague rules and retaliated Because of Romeos revenge toward Tybalt he is forced to leave Verona, meaning that act3, scene one is the turning point in the play as if romeo had not been banished then Juliet would not have "killed" herself therefore romeo would not of killed himself and so on so fourth -is sort of like a domino effect if one sequence in the play had not happened then everything else would have been different. Some people may argue that Juliet is an innocent character but she was selfish, she did not tell her parents about Romeo and did the selfish act of faking her death, which traumatised her family. Friar Laurence's actions throughout the play resulted in the two star crossed lovers' death. He assisted the two when they wanted to get married, which began the disastrous events in the play. Friar Laurence says to Romeo: In one respect I'll thy assistant be. For this alliance may so happy prove, to turn your households' rancour to pure love When he says this, he is stating he will assist Romeo by marring the two, because through the marriage their families may learn to love each other; therefore ending the fight. ...read more.

Conclusion

The Friar cautioned them about acting hasty and irrational. But instead the star-crossed lovers meet the fate of death. seeking revenge was never a good idea!-The families took revenge for things that did not involve them and happened years ago. They needed to forgive and forget. Both families were stubborn and it took the death of two young lovers for them to realize that their actions were wrong. . Tybalt called Romeo a villain and dared him to fight. With his refusal Mercutio began to fight Tybalt to defend the family name. Romeo tried to stop them, but was too late and resulted in Tybalt killing Mercutio. In anger and guilt Romeo retaliates and catches Tybalt. In Romeo's carelessness Tybalt dies. Don't act hastily- this involves the way in which Romeo and Juliet acted. They should have thought things through first before they jumped into marrige. Marriage is lifetime thing and not just some teenage phase. Alongside the morals shakesphere used many different themes not only hatred, love, betrayal, loyalty, revenge, and love but also, fate, selfishness, infatuation and hastiness. Its like shakesphere was trying to copy everyday life, but with the use of old English, which at time made it hard for me to follow but when I did understand it the words used were strong and meaningful. Friar Lawrence in my eyes was to blame because of his hastiness and selfishness. Friar Lawrence ran away when they saw the two families go into the tomb. He wanted to prevent himself from getting in trouble. Which means he himself knew it was his fault other wise he wouldn't have tried to leave. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Romeo and Juliet section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Romeo and Juliet essays

  1. Who is to Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet?

    The Friar also helped Juliet fake her own death to be with Romeo. He has his own plans when he agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet although he is only thinking of how he can end the feud between the two houses, although the Friar isn't thinking of the consequences

  2. Romeo And Juliet - The feud between the Montague and Capulet families and the ...

    they felt that nothing could get in the way of their happiness. They got married regardless of their feuding families and felt so strongly for each other that they killed themselves so they could be together in heaven. To me this was just two children enjoying their youthful passion.

  1. Writing about the story of Romeo and Juliet, in a prologue then the relationship ...

    In (Act scene 5) we see more of the nurse's comedy. This is when she returns to Juliet with the news of the marriage. She is in a mischievous mood and she enjoys keeping Juliet in suspense. "Jesu, what haste, can you not stay a while" She leaves her waiting.

  2. Romeo and Juliet - Romeo's guilt for the deaths in the play.

    Neither Mercutio or Tybalt knew what to make of this claim of love for Tybalt made by Romeo causing Mercutio too take initiative and decide to fight Tybalt himself because Romeo has failed to provide a satasfactory reason to not fight Tybalt.

  1. 'Who is to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet? Discuss.'

    She starts off as an amusing character, but as the play progresses and finally finishes in a tragic scene, everyone questions her part in the misfortune. The Nurse is an accomplice alongside Friar Laurence in bringing the lovers together. The Nurse is immersed in Juliet's affairs and strives to help with her plans.

  2. Romeo and Juliet are to Blame for own Deaths

    seeing that Juliet didn't appear to be dead * Juliet for stabbing herself. The Prince, Lord and Lady Capulet and Montague arrive to find the three young people dead. Friar Lawrence explains what has happened and the prince blames the feud for the deaths. Lord Capulet and Montague shake hands.

  1. 'Romeo and Juliet are referred to as ‘star crossed lovers.” Fate may not be ...

    This quote shows Juliet's anguish at finding out the news, "My only love sprung from my only hate, Too early seen unknown and known too late! Prodigious birth of love it is to me, That I must love a loathed enemy."

  2. How Much is The Friar to Blame for Romeo's and Juliet's tragic deaths?

    Perceptibly this morality literally applies to the drug that he will provide for Juliet, as well as the poison that Romeo takes to kill himself. However, it also surely reflects upon the romance around which the play centres, though the Friar's meaning is questionable.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work