The Role Of Death In The Death Of Romeo And Juliet

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Death can sometimes occur by one 's or someone else 's actions. It can be direct or indirect, in this case being both. In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare there are many people who play a role in the death of Romeo and Juliet. This tragic outcome occurrs due to the actions of Friar Laurence who does not stop Romeo from falling in love so easily and giving Juliet bad advice, the Capulets’ whose ancient grudge with the Montagues’ put pressure on Romeo and Juliet and threatening to kick their daughter out of their home, and finally, Romeo himself who knows that it is dangerous to fall in love with his foe and for killing Tybalt, his lover’s cousin.
The first person responsible is Friar Laurence. He causes the death of both Romeo
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/ Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word, / By thee, old Capulet, and Montague, / Have thrice disturb 'd the quiet of our... (Act 1,sc i, l- 79-101).
This quotation proves the animosity between the two households put pressure on Romeo and Juliet 's marriage. The never ending hatred that seemed to extend into the realms of pure silliness had led to the tragic death of Romeo and Juliet. They would not have died if the two households had made peace with each other. Likewise, the pressure by Juliet 's father to have her marry Paris led her to take desperate measures. When Capulet says:
...Graze where you will, you shall not house with me. / Look to’t, think on’t, I do not use to jest. / Thursday is near. Lay hand on heart, advise. / And you be mine, I’ll give you to my friend./ And you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets, / For, by my soul, I’ll ne 'er acknowledge thee, / Nor what is mine shall never do thee good. / Trust to’t, bethink you. I’ll not be forsworn. (Act 3, sc v, l-
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Romeo made a mistake right from the beginning. When he goes up to Friar Laurence and says:
I’ll tell thee ere thou ask it me again. / I have been feasting with mine enemy, / Where on a sudden one hath wounded me, / That’s by me wounded. Both our remedies / Within thy help and holy physic lies. / I bear no hatred, blessed man; for, lo, / My intercession likewise steads my foe. (Act 2, sc iii, l- 46-50).
This quotation shows that Romeo knew from the beginning that he had fallen in love with his household 's foe. He should have known that it would be risky to do such a thing. Not only that, but Romeo also slain Tybalt, the cousin of Juliet. When he says, "Alive in triumph—and Mercutio slain! / Away to heaven, respective lenity, / And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now. / Now, Tybalt, take the “villain” back again..."(Act 3, sc i, l- 122-129). The excerpt given shows that Romeo kills Tybalt while blinded by rage. This incident leaves Romeo banished from Verona, straining his relationship with Juliet. However, she is not the only Capulet who is outraged. Lady Capulet wants him dead, eradicating the chances of Romeo and Juliet 's marriage making way for peace between both households. Romeo 's impulsive decisions left a long chain of tragedies including his and his lover 's

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