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The Fault In The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet

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The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a tale about two star crossed lovers whose hastiness caused their grievous downfall. This play combines the themes love, lust, fate, destiny, hatred and deception to portray a forbidden love between two young adolescents. In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence, Romeo and Juliet are most responsible for this adversity.
Despite the knowledge Friar Lawrence possesses, he agrees to follow through with a plan that is bound to cause many disasters. Friar Lawrence agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet in secret. He is a very knowledgeable man, but marrying the children of two enemies is an incoherent decision that he makes. Friar Lawrence gives a ...view middle of the document...

Shortly after, Romeo acts very violently after Mercutio is killed by Tybalt. His anger and rage manages to consume him entirely and as a result Romeo kills Tybalt, Juliet's cousin. The penalty for Romeo murdering Tybalt is banishment. Romeo is careless as he rushes back to Verona after hearing the news of Juliet's death. The letter by the Friar fails to reach Romeo on time, which causes him to seek poison to end his life. "I do beseech you, sir, have patience. Your looks are pale and wild and import some misadventure." (5.1.27-29). Balthasar warns Romeo that his inability to wait will be the source of failure.
Juliet is a young and lively girl whose grim decisions and lonesome emotions leads to her death. Juliet falls in love with Romeo at first sight as an effect to prove that Juliet is a very young and has not matured to be a lady. She acts on impulse and agrees to marry Romeo without considering the consequences. "I have no joy of this contract tonight. It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden." (2.2.123-124)....

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