Fault In Romeo And Juliet

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All of the tragedies written so far in history have one thing in common; they all have a person at fault. Many of these faults are caused by emotions and specifically, love. Such is the case in what is one of William Shakespeare 's most memorable plays. “Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” (2.2. 36), is a famous quote from this romantic, tragic story, Romeo and Juliet. Here, Juliet is asking why Romeo is a Montague, the son of the enemy family, and why she cannot marry him. At the end of the story, the two lovers each end up dying by taking their own lives. One can point their fingers at any character in the story for causing these deaths but the simplest and most obvious people are to blame. Friar Laurence’s interference in the families …show more content…
It is Fate 's fault that Romeo and Juliet died. From the beginning of the play, it is mentioned that the two lovers were forbidden to be together. The chorus states to the readers that both lovers are “star-crossed”. The presence of fate is obvious in all of the events surrounding the two lovers. It was fate that the lovers lived in two feuding families. The prologue in act one states," Two households, both alike in dignity, In fair Verona, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny," meaning that the two families despised each other. The Capulet 's and the Montague 's hate each other for no reason and that kills the young couple. It was fate that a series of unfortunate events ruined Friar Lawrence’s plans in which the characters had no control over. The original plan was altered when the messenger could not deliver the message and when Balthazar rode off to tell Romeo of Juliet 's death. If Friar John had not been quarantined, the message would have been delivered on time and Romeo would not have gone and killed himself. It was also fate that led to the tragic timing of Romeo’s suicide and Juliet’s death. If Romeo had arrived just a couple of minutes later he would have lived to see Juliet wake up. These instances of fate create many complications, which ultimately all add up to the pre-destined deaths of Romeo and Juliet. It was not the lovers faults that led them to their graves, but rather, the …show more content…
The Friar’s decisions of marrying the star-crossed lovers to end the feud that existed between their families, and his plans to make Juliet temporarily die were very unwise. Lord Capulet did not like the idea of Juliet refusal to be wed to Paris, and their threat to disown her was worse than death for Juliet. Fate itself has set up their deaths with minute off partings and the delay of a messenger. This story is tragic, and the deaths of Romeo and Juliet could have been avoided if one of these characters did not do just one of the acts that they

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