Who Is Responsible For The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet is one of the most tragic love stories that has ever been written. William Shakespeare really expressed and showed everyone who is reading this book what true love really is because nothing else seemed to matter to Romeo and Juliet, the only thing that seemed to matter to them was being with each other. When Romeo saw Juliet for the first time he was almost instantly over his love for a girl named Rosaline. Romeo was almost obsessed with Rosaline, he could not stop thinking about her. But that is the same thing that happened with him for Juliet. Romeo’s friend Mercutio convinced him that it would be a good idea for him to go to a party that the Capulet family was having in hopes for him to find another girl and forget about …show more content…
As he quotes “hold, daughter, I do spy a kind of hope, which craves desperate and execution as that is desperate which we would prevent. If rather that marry county Paris, thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself, then it is likely thou wilt undertake” (4.1, 68). What friar Laurence is doing is he is giving Juliet something called ‘vile’. Vile is something that stops your body from functioning for forty eight hours. The plan was for Juliet to take it and pretend to be dead to get out of her marriage with Paris. Once everyone believed she was dead, Romeo was supposed to come in the middle of the night and take her away to where he was living so they could be together. The problem being, friar Laurence didn’t tell Romeo the plan himself, he got someone to pass the message on to Romeo for him. That was a mistake, if friar Laurence would have told Romeo the plan himself, Romeo would have known what was going on before the message that Juliet was dead had been passed on to him by someone else. With Romeo thinking Juliet was dead, he went as fast as he could to where her body was. He was so devastated that his love had died, he wanted to be with her so desperately that he took the poison he had in his pocket and poisoned himself. If Romeo had gotten the message and was told what the plan was, he would have known what to do once he reached Juliet, but knowing nothing, Romeo was clueless. Friar Laurence had left Juliet’s body and had come back moments later. Once he got there, it was too late, Romeo was already dead. Juliet had woken up and once she had, Friar Laurence had heard people coming and he didn’t want to be there to face the consequences of him faking Juliet’s death the get her out of the marriage. Once he had left, Juliet was alone with Romeos poisoned body. She was so devastated that she had also taken her own life just to be with Romeo. She took Romeo’s dagger

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