Romeo and Juliet Analyzation Essay

1159 Words Oct 30th, 2008 5 Pages

Every child knows the fun in setting off a chain of Dominoes, how each piece plays its part in the overall outcome. As we get older we realize the same concept applies to real life. We come to acknowledge the fact that each event in our lives, each person has an effect on our futures. In Shakespeare’s tragedy of “Romeo and Juliet”, a pair of “star-crossed lovers take their life”. This event alone, however, is not the cause of just Romeo and Juliet, but all the people in the fair city of Verona. As W.H. Auden, a poet and critic, once wrote, “”Romeo and Juliet” is not simply a tragedy of two individuals, but the tragedy of a city. Everybody in the city is in one way or another involved in and responsible for what happens". The
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Being as close to Juliet as the Nurse was, she feels the weight of guilt and grief on her shoulders. Yet another domino has fallen in the ongoing chain. The next piece to topple is that of Mercutio. From the beginning, Mercutio is a good friend to Romeo. Being a wild, party-driven and insightful person Mercutio encourages Romeo to enter the Capulet party, and therefore, becomes the cause of the first meeting between Romeo and Juliet. (quote). As the story continues, and the bond between the two lovers grows stronger, they spontaneously decide to get married. Throughout the whole time, Mercutio believes Romeo is still in love with Rosaline. After the marriage between Romeo and Juliet, Romeo goes out and about town with Mercutio and his cousin Benvolio. However, the good mood is quickly spoiled as Tybalt drops in and begins a heated argument with Mercutio. As the argument starts to turn into a brawl Romeo steps in and tries to quell the fighting. Tybalt, being as fiery and quick-tempered as he is, refuses to back down and proceeds to hurt Romeo, who refuses to fight back since he now considers Tybalt family through marriage. Mercutio, seeing this submission and humility faced by Romeo says, (quote). Becoming unable to watch his friend suffer, Mercutio directs the fight with Tybalt towards himself. Once again, Romeo separates the two but, this time, Tybalt seizes the moment and stabs Mercutio. With Mercutio’s

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