The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet Essay

1107 Words Jan 27th, 2015 5 Pages
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet had many twists and turns, as well as unpredicted events. Although everyone involved played some role, there were 3 people/reasons that caused the play to end the way it did. One of these reasons is the pride of the Montagues and Capulets, in relation to their parents and their stubbornness. Romeo and Juliet had a role themselves, and fate was involved in their deaths as well. All three of these groups of people were equally responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
Throughout the play, “Romeo and Juliet,” many problems became due to Romeo and Juliet’s parents. For example, Juliet’s parents were persistent on her marrying Paris, even though he was much older than her and she had no desire to marry him. Juliet’s opinion on marrying Paris was clearly stated when she says to her mother, “It is an honour that I dream not of.”(1.3, 67) By this statement, she clearly shows that she does not feel like she is ready to marry, and doesn’t want to. Her mother could have tried to understand what she had said, yet she didn’t particularly care to any degree high enough for anything to change. Her mother then went on to say, “think of marriage now; younger than you, ladies of esteem, are made mothers already.” (1.3, 70-72) Even though she didn’t ever listen to Juliet’s opinion, it’s not necessarily her fault. Since she was a Capulet, she wanted Juliet to be with another Capulet, and since Paris was wealthy, he could provide her with a good life. The…

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