Romeo And Juliet Essay: The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet

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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
The death of Romeo and Juliet is a terrible tragedy. The star-crossed lovers tried their hardest to avoid fate, but they were doomed to fail. Romeo killed himself believing Juliet was dead, Juliet killed herself after seeing Romeo dead. The cause of Romeo and Juliet’s death is mainly due to the family fued between the Montagues and the Capulets, Tybalt wanting to fight Romeo, and Friar Lawrence’s bad decision making.

Romeo and Juliet’s hasty marriage and eventual death is due to their families being sworn enemies. If the families were not enemies of each other,the relationship between Romeo and Juliet could have been taken more slowly. Even the servants of the two households despised each other; this is proven when Sampson and Gregory of the Montague household try to fight
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Romeo and Juliet could have still had their relationship in secret without the need of anyone having to die. But Tybalt hated Romeo and wanted to fight and kill him. His violent nature is shown when he says “Boy, your words can’t excuse the harm you’ve done to me. So now turn and draw your sword,” (III, i, 37-38). Even though Romeo tries to tell Tybalt he loves him and does not want to fight, Tybalt will not take no for an answer. Tybalt says Romeo has done harm to him even though Romeo has not done anything to Tybalt. Mercutio, Romeo’s best-friend, fights Tybalt, Romeo tries to break it up but Tybalt ends up killing Mercutio. Romeo, who is now angry at Tybalt for killing Mercutio, kills Tybalt. Prince Escalus banished Romeo for killing Tybalt. This set of events cause Friar Lawrence to help Juliet fake her death. When Juliet fakes her death, Romeo, believing that Juliet is actually dead, goes to her tomb and kills himself. Juliet wakes up and finds Romeo dead upon her and she too kills herself. But Tybalt should not receive all the blame, Friar Lawrence also played a major role in Romeo and Juliet’s

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