Relationships Between The Characters In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Essay
Without the characters that are in the play, Romeo and Juliet the relationship between the two would have a completely different impact based on their surroundings. Each character has a huge role to fill, and with even the slightest change neither Juliet, nor Romeo would have committed suicide. For example the characters: Tybalt, Lord Capulet, the Nurse, and Friar Laurence all had roles that lead to the tragic event of the two star crossed lovers deaths, with their different opinions, their selfish family feud, and their unique personalities. Each person caused Juliet to want to stage her death, and by doing that Romeo getting no information on the town of Verona soon poisons himself which leads to Juliet stabbing herself.
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Being Lady Capulet's nephew he despises the Montagues, and loves to stir the pot. Being a Capulet, and Juliet's cousin he obviously hated Romeo. Tybalt strikes Mercutio (Romeo's best friend), and this causes Romeo to act out of rage by killing Tybalt to get justice for Mercutio. Tybalt didn't really changed at all during the play especially since he eventually dies giving him no chance to mature. Tybalt had a personality that made him very hot headed and heated over many things. When he started looking for trouble, by killing Mercutio he had got what was coming to him from Romeo but Romeo's actions ended up getting him banned from the town of Verona. Being banned makes it very complicated for Romeo and Juliet to communicate as fast as they normally would be able to, this leads to the tragedy when Romeo does not get the proper information on time. Tybalt is affected by fate when being slayed after his actions of killing another for no reasonable cause. By being so arrogant, and stubborn all the time Tybalt is murdered in the end, and justice is …show more content…
Friar Laurence was not against the Capulets or the Montagues, he only wanted to be at peace. He has done so much for Romeo and Juliet's relationship: he married them, let Romeo stay in his chamber, and gave Juliet the potion to help her appear dead for her false suicide and run away. The whole time he only wanted to make people okay, and it didn't matter to him as long as there were no sins committed. In the long run, while he was trying to only help Romeo and Juliet, his actions really lead up to the tragic deaths of the star crossed lovers. Romeo thought Juliet was actually dead so when he found out where she was buried instead of digging her up and taking her out, he drank poison so he would have to live a sad, long life without his beloved wife. Eventually, Juliet wakes up, and when she finds Romeo dead, Juliet grabs his dagger and stabs herself. In the end Friar Laurence confesses that he is most responsible and he will both accuse himself and clear himself of guilt. Friar Laurence feels very guilty for both deaths and eventually tells what caused Juliet's sadness when Tybalt died and Romeo was banished.
These four characters have the most impact on the tragic death and relationship of Romeo and Juliet. Each of them influenced Juliet towards death, and by not letting her alone she felt obligated to fake her own death and leave Verona for good. Sadly Romeo being banished cut his opportunity of being

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