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Who Is Responsible For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet?

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a fictional tragedy play that takes place in the city of Verona in Italy. This play where two star-crossed lovers called Juliet and Romeo that are from families who are enemies fall in love, but are not meant to be with each other. There future together is fatal, but is true love. By the result of the two family members dying the rivalry ended and they reconcile. The deaths of Romeo and Juliet is mostly cause by Tybalt, Friar Lawrence, and Romeo himself.Tybalt joins the fight between Benvolio, Abram, and Gregory with Sampson which made the fight more intense and made the citizen get involve. he also amped the fight. Tybalt notices Romeo, in the ...view middle of the document...

look upon thy death.(....) what drawn, and talk of peace? I hate hell, all montagues, and thee, have at thee, coward! (Shakespeare 1.1 57-58, 60-62) The families Lord get involve but nobody lost nobody dear to them. “If ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace.(...) To old freetown, our common judgement-place, once more, on pain of death, all men depart(Shakespeare 1.1 86-87, 92-93). As the result of the big fight the prince tells both the capulet family and the montague family that if they ever disturb the public that they would all be put to death. During night time, the capulet family rested a masquerade and invited rich and famous people like the prince’s family even thou the prince did not attend the party, his cousin paris did. Romeo and his friends also joined the masquerade invited by peter, unknowing that he was a montague. “This, by his voice, should be a montague. fetch me my rapier, boy. What dares the slave, come hither, cover’d with an antic face, to fleer and scorn at our solemnity? Now, by the shock and honor of my kin, to strike him dead. I hold it not a sin.(Shakespeare 1.5 54-59) We can infer from the speech Tybalt made that he is very arrogant. “You are a saucy boy: is’t so, indeed? This trick may change to scathe you. I know what: you must contrary me! Marry, tis time: well said, my hearts!- you are a princox: go: be quiet, or-more light, more light!-for shame I’ll make you quiet,- what cheerly, my hearts! Tybalt approaches mercutio and Benvolio asking them if they know where Romeo is. “But mercutio suddenly insults and challenges tybalt to a duel.”Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries, that thou hast done me; therefore turn and draw.(...) I am for you, well peace be with you, sit here comes my man.(Shakespeare 3.1 56, 66-67,76) Romeo comes and says that he is not an enemy of Tybalt.Later on he intercepted in the fight between mercutio and tybalt and so giving tybalt a chance a kill mercutio which is what he did. “Thou, wretched boy, that did’st consort him shalt with him hence” Romeo in rage then strikes and kills tybalt. “O my brother’s child! Prince, as thou art true art true. For blood of ours, shed blood of montague”( Shakespeare 3.1 146, 148-149, 130-131).

Friar Lawrence is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he married Romeo and Juliet, he gave Juliet the 42 hour sleep potion, and he didn't notify Romeo about his plan. Friar lawrence is considered a montagues priest but is called upon by other families when needed. Friar lawrence with Romeo are waiting for juliet so that the marriage could start. “So smile the heavens upon this holy act. That after hours with sorrow chide us not! Love moderately”(Shakespeare 2.6 1-2, 14). Friar is hoping everything turns out right and nothing gets in the downside, and so he takes romeo and juliet to get marry. Instead of friar thinking of what the cause of him marrying the couple could be. He didn't think about the...

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