1057 words - 4 pages
obvious who is solely to blame- Friar Lawrence. Because of the actions of Friar Lawrence, the play ended with two grieving families instead of two happy newlyweds. Although many characters contributed to their deaths, only Friar Lawrence was solely responsible for them. Friar Lawrence’s cowardice, secrecy, and miscommunication led directly to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
The first factor that played a key part in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is the fact that Friar Lawrence was a coward. When Juliet awakened after her two-day sleep only to find Romeo and County Paris dead, she is in a very unstable state. Instead of being responsible and staying with Juliet to comfort her and make sure
457 words - 2 pages
Everybody who had relationship with Romeo and Juliet were some kind of responsible for their deaths. They were also some people, who did not want this to happen, and they wanted to help them but things went completely wrong. One of those people was Friar Lawrence.Friar was a priest in a church. He was a very good, kind and a good friend of both of the families. He had very good relationship with Romeo. They were like father and son. Romeo respected him very much and Friar took care and solved his problems. Whenever Romeo was worried or had a problem, he would be always at Friar's place. Friar was always trying both of the families to be friends and stop hating each other.He was very worried
846 words - 4 pages
When there is news going around about the death of two dearly beloved teenagers, there will be fingers pointed across the way from person to person. Romeo and Juliet is a popular and classic tragic tale made by Shakespeare about two star-crossed lovers who end up taking their own lives for each other. Due with the teens’ deaths, Prince Escalus of Verona leaves off the audience with the most stressed quote, “All shall be punished”. This leaves everybody (from the audience to Prince Escalus, himself) wondering of who is responsible for the unfair deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Who exactly is to be blamed for the deaths? With the rivalry between the Capulets and Montagues and the helping hand
1563 words - 7 pages
Who Is Responsible for the Death of Romeo and Juliet?Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever. AnonymousHatred does not cease through hatred at anytime. Hatred cease through love. This is an unalterable law. BuddhaLove and hatred are defined as two extremely opposite terms literally; however, they are combined perfectly to provide the prerequisites of the tragic ending. Love impels Romeo and Juliet to surmount any obstacles place between them. Nevertheless, love is also the direct cause of their death. Their unforeseen love effectively determines their fate. Their fate omened their death at last. If they
484 words - 2 pages
life but then Juliet awoke just as Romeo was dying and tried to take her life. Romeo only took his friends word for Juliet being dead and did not consult anyone else. If he had've consulted the friar he might have been able to save hisown life and save Juliet's life too.Juliet can also be put into context considering Romeo & Juliet's deaths. May Juliet have considered being so rash in considering faking her own death she might have had a chance to save them both. If Juliet had just refused to marry Paris outright and been disowned she may have been able to live a peaceful life with Romeo out in the desert.Tybalt can be blamed quite a bit for both Romeo & Juliets deaths. Tybalt wanted to consort with Romeo, But instead was stirred by Mercutio who was hence killed under Romeo's arm, Causing Romeo to become vengeful and angry. Hence Romeo killed Tybalt and that caused Romeo to be banished. Thus this lead to the fake death of Juliet and they both died as a consequence.
1899 words - 8 pages
The Blame for Romeo and Juliet's Death
The story of Romeo and Juliet originally came from a myth around the
old town of Verona, later on in history Shakespeare took this idea of
'two star-crossed lovers' and made it into the 'Romeo and Juliet' we
know today. In Elizabethan Verona the story begins with two families,
the Capulets, and the Montagues. The families have been feuding for
many years, much to the dismay of the Prince of the town. The Capulet
family has only one child, Juliet. The rest of the Capulet family
consists of Old Capulet – Juliet’s father, Lady Capulet – Juliet’s
mother, Tybalt – Juliet’s cousin and Juliet's Nurse. The Montague
758 words - 4 pages
orchestrator of Romeo and Juliet’s marriage.
The first group that deserves the most blame in the death of Romeo and Juliet, is the House of Montague. Throughout the story, the Montagues play a major role in the conflict between Romeo’s and Juliet’s family. In the story there is no explicit rationale given to justify the hatred of the Capulet family, showing that this rivalry is out of pure ignorance and aggression, a conflict that can easily be discharged. An excerpt from Act 1 shows us that the Montagues are looking for any excuse to battle the Capulets, through their ancient quarrels. “Who set this ancient quarrel new abroach?/ Speak, nephew, were you by when it began?” (I.i.92-93). By
2014 words - 9 pages
notices romeo, in the capulets party with juliet, and when looking for romeo he fights and kills mercutio only for him to be killed by romeo full of anger. Tybalt is queen Capulet’s brothers son meaning he is juliet's cousin. Tybalt has a temper, he was in a fencing school and is popular for being a monster and a fighter with style. The cause of tybalt joining the fight between both families (Capulet and Montague) is that the citizens got involved and the fight blew up. “What, art thou drawn among these heartless hinds? Turn thee, benvolio. 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
1310 words - 6 pages
Recently we have read the renown tragic play of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. As we all know, this tragedy ends by the untimely death of Juliet and her Romeo. But after putting down the book, a question comes to mind: who is truly at fault for the death of those two teenagers? Who is truly responsible for turning this story into a tragedy? Or is anyone even guilty at all? After some reflection, I have come to the conclusion that nobody is really at fault, but that everybody did a little something and that all those little somethings added up to create a big something, the death of the two protagonists. Yet, if I had to choose the people who, although unintentionally
862 words - 3 pages
1Sometimes when people intend well it could make situation worse. Romeo and Juliet is the play written by William Shakespeare. 2The play is about two families Montagues and Capulets who have been fighting with each other for centuries. 3Unknowingly their Teens Romeo (Montague) and Juliet (Capulet) falls in love with each other and soon they got married. 4Where the Tragedy of the deaths of a young couple resulted from Family feud. 5The death of Romeo and Juliet is to be blamed on 5 people; Capulet, Nurse and Mercutio, and Friar Lawrence and Prince. 6The arguments will contain the detail about the characters who are to be blamed the most and why they are to be blamed.
1First, Capulet should
6864 words - 27 pages
own names as Juliet famously exclaims in a rush of ecstasy, "Deny thy father and refuse thy name... And I'll no longer be a Capulet" (Act 2, Scene2). Romeo abandons his friends, Mercutio and Benvelio, at the Capulet feast in order to go and meet Juliet in the garden (Act 1, Scene 5) and when Romeo is banished from Verona he returns for Juliet, showing no regard to the ruler's decision of saving his life by choosing to exile him from the city instead of instant death (Act 3, Scene 1).Shakespeare reveals this intensifying power of love by describing it as a form of religion from the first meeting of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo describes Juliet's hands as being a "...holy shrine" and she refers to
1741 words - 7 pages
Who is Responsible for the Tragic Deaths of Romeo and Juliet
'Romeo and Juliet', a tragedy written by William Shakespeare in the 16th
Century all about two strong hearted teenagers in the city of Verona
in Italy who fall in love with each other as 'star crossed lovers'.
The two young teenagers of feuding families were destined to fall in
love, however many problems occur to the extent of suicide, that
affect their relationship, one of the main factors is the feud between
their two families.
Juliet is a Capulet and Romeo is a Montague. The play gives an image
of the desperate love between Romeo and Juliet and the violence
between the two families
637 words - 3 pages
Who is Most Responsible for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet
Romantic love stories are often ended with a tragedy, because of loss of passion or a loved one. These tragedies are often the result of one person’s actions that ended someone’s life or love. In the Romeo and Juliet play written by William Shakespeare, two citizens of Verona come together and fall deeply in love. Unfortunately their love comes to an end, along with their lives, because of a misunderstanding and a persistent feud between their families. Although there are many characters in this play that have contributed to Romeo and Juliet’s death, Friar Laurence is the person most to blame.
Friar Laurence’s actions
951 words - 4 pages
Romeo and Juliet is an prodigiously well know tragedy by the well acclaimed author William Shakespear. It is one of the most referenced and cloned plays out there spawning many movies and novels based on the story. It is a enjoyable and easy read for anyone over 13 and yet it can prove to be very hard to interpret the finer points of it. One of these is “Who was the person responsible for the passing of Romeo and Juliet.”
The first factor in the sequence of events that ultimately lead to the young couples deaths is the obvious feud between the two families, ‘Montague’ and ‘Capulet’ The two families condemn each other so immensely that they fight each other on sight. This feud went on
735 words - 3 pages
his love for Juliet. He tells the Friar "I have forgot that name and that name's woe" (A2S3L44). Romeo is then again hasty as he asks for Juliet's hand in marriage, the very day after they first meet. He begs Friar to wed them that day "But this I pray, That thou consent to marry us today" (A2S3L61-62). Romeo is extremely hasty to marry Juliet because he has never before had anyone return his affections, and if they get married quickly there is less chance of anyone ruining their plans. Even against the cautious warning of the Friar "Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast" (A2S3L94). Had Romeo not so quickly fallen in love, and waited to wed Juliet, and not set the basis of this tragic
1050 words - 5 pages
In the tragic play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo met Juliet from an enemy family in a party that he was not supposed to attend, and they quickly fell in love. Of course, this forbidden love brought unfortunate luck, and both Romeo and Juliet died at the end of the play. Who shall be held responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet? This question has been bothering people, and yet to be answered. There are indeed many variables that have affected this, but I think Romeo himself is responsible for his own death and the one of his wife Juliet. Since the beginning of the play, Romeo has been acting foolishly, and he could not behave and calm himself down. If he had behaved
674 words - 3 pages
William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" is a very sad story of two young lovers who take their lives after their families make it to difficult for them to live together in peace and happiness. The question in this epic tale is who was responsible for Romeo and Juliet's downfall. Do Montague and Capulet have to bear responsibility, or was it Balthasar, maybe the nurse or maybe even Friar Lawrence, no one knows but I believe that Romeo and Juliet must bear full responsibility for their downfall.Montague and Capulet have great hate for each other. They have started fighting between the two families, which causes Romeo to kill Tybalt. This act causes Romeo to be banished from 'Fair Verona
1535 words - 6 pages
Who is most responsible for King Duncan’s death and Macbeth’s downfall?
The play ’Macbeth’ was written by William Shakespeare in 1606, although it was set in Scotland, around 1040. Shakespeare was the most famous playwright of his time, even though none of his work was published until seven years after his death in 1616. This essay will help to explain who is most to blame for the death of King Duncan, which started the series of events that lead to Macbeth’s death in the play.
Macbeth was favoured in that time as a play to be acted out, and not as a play to be read, and this is why even though his work was being used in many theatres at the time, none of his work was ever published
2691 words - 11 pages
Who is to Blame for Death in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Beliefs are rested on the idea that fate killed Romeo and Juliet.
People at this time also believed in arranged marriages. However many
people and things can be considered to have increased the risk of
their deaths therefore who or what is to blame for the deaths of Romeo
Friar John must take some of the blame for their deaths, as the
failure of the letter reaching Romeo is his fault.
I could not send it- here it is again-
Nor get a messenger to bring it thee, (5.2.15).
Consequently this letter fails to reach Romeo and therefore the lovers
are split, not
1066 words - 4 pages
and hating Romeo. IF the children were more grown up, then they would have seen what the future could bring them and not had to make such haste decisions. Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight. Let's see for means. O mischief thou art swift to enter in the thoughts of desperate men. I do remember an apothecary(34-37), tells of how Romeo heard of Juliet's death and decides that he can't live without her and so he will kill himself to be with her. This passage shows again how the Romeo and Juliet could have been at fault for their own deaths. There are many to blame for the deaths, the parents, Friar Lawrence, and Romeo and Juliet, but each has its own good qualities of why it could be those people. It is really a personal decision on who is at fault and how you view the book. But either way, someone is to blame and it is not pure fate.
2695 words - 11 pages
Who is Held Responsible for Eva Smith's Death in An Inspector Calls
In this essay I will explain who I feel is most responsible for Eva
Smith's death, by examining each character's contribution to the
tragedy. I will also illustrate to what extent her death can be blamed
on the society she lived in.
In 1912 the society in which Eva Smith lived was very strict with a
class system that split England up into wealthy and poor people with
no classes dividing them. The sailing of the titanic was one of the
feature points for that year. The navy was unchallenged and there were
no help from the state to support the poor, no DHSS or NHS and the
1721 words - 7 pages
love of him, or for the less humane reason that the possibility of it reflecting badly on her is more than likely.The play shows all characters to be responsible for Eva's death in some way or another. They all killed her for their own selfish reasons and had the Inspector not come to the Birling household they would have been no wiser as to the devastating result of their rash actions.It is not the Birling family alone who are responsible for Eva's death it is a problem within society. The Birlings are only reflecting an attitude that is prominent within the upper and middle-classes of British society. They have wealth and they believe that it gives them the right to do as they please without
1908 words - 8 pages
Who is Most Responsible for the Death of Eva Smith in An Inspector Calls
An Inspector Calls is what is known as a well constructed play. Its
progression is that of ignorance to knowledge. The characters are the
Birling family, Gerald Croft and of course the formidable Inspector
Goole. All the characters start off in a lulled sense of security.
Sheila begins very pleased with her life and with her fiancé Gerald
Croft, as one might who is getting married. Gerald is introduced as
the well-bred upper-class man about town. Eric, Sheila’s brother
starts off shy and progresses through the play, as does Sheila.
Meanwhile Mr and Mrs Birling are self-centred upper class adults who
1153 words - 5 pages
to say who held the most responsibility. Mr. Birling was the first to start the downfall of Eva Smith when he sacked her, "because she asked," for decent wages. Next was Sheila, just as Eva started to pick herself up and start her life again, Sheila got her sacked, "because I was angry and she was pretty." When Gerald and Eva met she thought she began to pull herself together, this was a man who could provide for her however his feelings were not as strong as hers. Although Eric played a major part in Eva's death he was not the final stage. Eva was already going through a terrible time, Eric jus ensured they got worse by making her pregnant. There is a case against all of them and the values they hold. The Birlings and the society they belong to were responsible for Eva Smiths death.
3638 words - 15 pages
Responsibility for Romeo and Juliet's Deaths
There is much controversy to who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo
and Juliet, a number of things and people could be held responsible
for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. But who is responsible for their
deaths? Even before the play begins the grudge between the Capulet and
Montague families has begun. Because of this, it becomes imminent that
one thing or event will start off a sequence of incidents that will
end in tragedy.
The on-going feud between the Montague and Capulet families could be
held responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, because if their
was no feud between these families then
1025 words - 4 pages
Is Death Responsible for Diversity?
Some of the hardest questions we struggle to answer in life surround the phenomenon of death. What happens when we die? Is there something beyond death? Is one way to go better than another? Is it possible to escape death? Why do we die, anyway? Why couldn't we just live forever?
One explanation for death may come from the story of evolution. To explore this question, let us imagine a hypothetical situation, a world in which nothing dies. (We will imagine also, for now, that organisms would continue to evolve along the same trajectory as they do at present.) Every organism that has ever existed in the past would exist now, along with every
921 words - 4 pages
is one of the attribution for the Salem tragedy. Also, Abigail, shrewd, perjurer is culpable for the Salem catastrophes. It was also, the society’s ignorance was responsible for the Salem disaster.
Initially, Danforth, stern yet practical man more interested in preserving the dignity for the Salem community is accountable for the tragedy. First, magistrate, Danforth has pride of his status as a judge. As a judge, he denies to give a thought for his actions that can lead to the death of innocent lives. Danforth says, “12 others have already been hanged for the same charge; pardons for the remaining convicts would be unjust and crack the voice of God's law with "whimpering." Hale says a
1850 words - 7 pages
confusion. In many cases where disaffection is related to underachievement, the situation becomes worse over the years as ‘school become more goal-orientated and less flexible and, as part and parcel of those changes, increasingly unwilling to accommodate diversity of behaviour, cultural expression and ways of learning’ (Klein, 2000, p. xii)
How parents are responsible for their children underachieving.
‘Children learn best in environments that are comfortable, reassuring, efficient, appropriate, whether at home or at school,’ (Goldstein and Mather, 1998 p.108) To a certain extent, parents are held responsible for hindering their child’s learning. When they are developing, children
1287 words - 5 pages
sons. The young man who shot his fellow students at Thurston high school actually murdered his parents in an act of ultimate frustration. What would cause a boy to kill his own parents? A teenage boy craves attention, attention that only takes a few minutes for parents to give. His parents didn’t offer attention, much less offer help when he was struggling in school. The fact that the parents totally ignored their son had much to do with the shooting. The case with the Columbine shooters is quite similar. Klebold’s parents were fairly wealthy and felt that replacing their personal attention with toys, computers and other kinds of distractions would be good enough to satisfy their son. In
1402 words - 6 pages
that the majority of them agreed that the youth of today should be responsible for their own acts. If they were not held accountable for their actions, they would never learn. The survey asked:
Who should be responsible for crimes committed by today's youth? parents, society or the young offender that commits the crime?
Parents - 5
Society - 1
Youth - 13
One statement from a mother read:
"This is a tough one and I had to think about it. I suppose every case really has to be considered separately but ultimately, the parent should be responsible for their child. Having said that, I also think the young offender should do the time for the crime. Today's youth are exposed
1427 words - 6 pages
Tom Harkin, US congressman from Iowa, says that obesity now contributes to the death of more than 360,000 Americans a year. The incidence of childhood obesity is now at epidemic levels. Alarm bells are going off all over the place, but our government has basically done nothing. The obesity rate has risen to epidemic proportions in the United States. Communities across the country, recognizing obesity as an issue of serious public health concern, are looking for innovative ways to halt the increasing rate of obesity (Davis 260). The rising prevalence of childhood and adult obesity can be explained in part by changes in our environment over the last 30 years; in particular, the unlimited
526 words - 2 pages
Romeo and JulietThis essay will prove from my point of view, that three characters with their actions, decisions and timing were most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.In my opinion, the character most responsible was Friar Lawrence, for he married Romeo and Juliet without their parents' consent, although he did offer them advice. "Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast." (Act II, sc III, lines 94-95). Next, he suggested that Juliet swallow the poison, which without a doubt, was a very impulsive decision. Furthermore, when he was in the tomb with Juliet, upset about Romeo's death, could have saved her life by staying with her and comforting her when she didn't want to
697 words - 3 pages
that Romeo took in order to see Juliet: “The orchard walls are high and hard to climb/And the place of death, considering who thou art/If any of my kinsmen find thee here” (2.2.63-65). This moment in the play allows Romeo to evince the measures he is inclined to take to even just catch a glimpse of her. He stresses his longing to be with her and even declares that his “life were better ended by their hate/Than death prorogued, wanting of thy love” (2.2.77-78). Despite the fact that Romeo seems to fall in and out of love very easily, his love for Juliet is surely concrete because he took action as opposed to returning home and bawling about how he cannot get past her guards or about the
2000 words - 8 pages
"Some Shall Be Pardoned and Some PunishÀd." Who is responsible for the tragedy of "Romeo and Juliet"? There are many people involved in the tragedy of "Romeo and Juliet", but no one person is directly responsible. The tragedy is initiated by Romeo and Juliet falling in love because fate has pre-destined their meeting. All the other characters play a role in helping indirectly the scenes of misfortune take place. If the feud had never taken place, there would not be the hostility and rivalry between the two families. Overall many things lead to the tragedy, but there is no single person responsible.The feud causes many problems arising in the play. The prologue supports this when it
768 words - 4 pages
Responsibility means being held accountable or to blame for an act. In many tragedies, there is one character to be held responsible for the unhappy end. In the case of the drama Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, Friar Laurence is responsible for the deaths of the titular characters. Friar Laurence’s cowardice, unreliability, and impulsivity lead to the unfortunate deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
Friar Laurence’s decisions made from cowardice ultimately lead to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Upon Juliet’s awakening from the sleeping potion, she sees Romeo and Paris dead. The Friar, afraid to be caught by the Watch and to be held accountable for his actions, runs away from the
601 words - 2 pages
Many have said that romance brings love and affection, but when taken to the extreme, it can lead to tragedy and despair. Among the great literary tragedies, Romeo and Juliet may be the most famous of them all. The eternal feud between the Montegues and Capulets prohibits the love of Romeo and Juliet and ultimately results in their unfortunate deaths. It may be difficult to truly determine who is to blame for the tragedy, because their lives had been influenced, criticized, and controlled by many figures. Among the most important characters, Friar Lawrence enables the forbidden marriage of the two lovers and devises a plan to ensure that they end up together. On the other hand, Lord and
776 words - 3 pages
and would 'waste' the next ten years at military school. He saw the only way out as suicide. Peer pressure also played a role in Neil's death, as if it weren't for his friends he would not have been part of the Dead Poets Society and although he would still have been under Keating's influence he would not have had as much support from his friends to defy his father and pursue acting.Keating was a Romantic. Free thinking and individuality was what he drilled into his students, but he wasn't careful, he did not teach his students caution and this led to many undesired results, like Neil dying and Charlie getting expelled. In another era, in another school his teachings may have fitted in, but Welton was not the place for a teacher like Keating, he was too against the grain. As with everything in life there is never any one person to blame and in DPS nothing is different, Neil's parents and friends also unknowingly helped steer Neil to his early death.
685 words - 3 pages
Does fate play an important role in the lives of young love? Often, youths lives are controlled and guided by their parents' hands, but there are certain situations that are out of their control. Many aspects of Romeo and Juliet's lives were complete acts of fate, and fate was largely responsible for the outcome of each situation. Fate was directly involved with the young lovers' meeting, separation and final downfall.Firstly, it was necessary for Romeo and Benvolio to come across Capulet's servant and be informed of the grand party because this is where Romeo would meet Juliet. Capulet's servant was unable to read the scroll of invitations he was given, so he went in search of educated
1031 words - 4 pages
Is Othello responsible for Desdemona’s death? Or is it Iago who planned to get revenge against the Moor? There are many people in the play who are responsible for Desdemona’s death. However, one of the individuals in the play unwittingly helps contribute to her death by being naive. Emilia who is Desdemona’s loyal friend fails to convince Othello that Desdemona is faithful. She is unwittingly responsible for her friend’s death because, she never mentions the handkerchief until Desdemona has been killed. Although, Iago is the master mind behind Desdemona’s death and Othello is the person who murdered her if then, it were not for Emilia who initiates Iago’s plans Desdemona would still be
1068 words - 5 pages
The story people adore; Romeo falls for Juliet and they get married. They are forced into hiding which leads to Juliet pretending to be dead. The love struck Romeo kills him self, when Juliet awakes to actually kill herself, a fantasized love story. However another side to Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet tragedy that fans don't look at is who is responsible. The dominant male characters, Friar Laurence, Lord Capulet, and Romeo are most at blame for the story.
Friar Laurence's immature actions make him part of the tragedy. For one, he married Romeo and Juliet. When told that Romeo loves Juliet, Friar replies, "Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! /Is Rosaline, that thou didst love so
1605 words - 6 pages
actions in the balcony scene he risks being caught by the nurse
and then again in Juliet's bedroom when Lady Capulet is looking for
Juliet is a Capulet not yet fourteen. She is gentle, loyal but is very
clever and has a strong mind when she first meets Romeo she falls for
him instantly. She asks him to marry her knowing full and well it
would be against her parents wishes, as they want her to marry the
County Paris. It shows she loves him and cares for him, as she is
concerned about him being caught in the balcony scene.
"The orchard walls are high and hard to climb
and the place death considering who thou art" (Act Sc3)
1164 words - 5 pages
‘From forth the loin of these two foes/ A pair of star crossed lovers take their life’ 1.2.chorus. Romeo and Juliet, a very famous play written by William Shakespeare, is filled with nearly every powerful emotion imaginable, love, lust, hate, desire, spite, joy, happiness, depression, adoration, anger, vengeance and so many more. The tragic deaths of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet were brought about by how the people around them and they themselves dealt with these emotions.
Blame is defined in the dictionary as to feel or declare that someone/something is responsible for a fault or wrong. So who out of all of the culprits was really to blame? The Capulets, the Montagues and the feud
1296 words - 5 pages
Juliet's Growth Throughout William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
In Romeo and Juliet, there are many things that manipulate Juliet's
path of growth, in terms of mentality. This would include things
like:- The Nurse, Juliet's Parents, Romeo and Fate.
One of the most important issues in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is
that of choice. Do the characters have the ability to choose what they
want to do, or are they simply destined to take part in death and
destruction? There is more than enough evidence of both fate and
fortune in the play, and the presence of both greatly affects the
interpretation of the plot and the characters.
Fate, as a
1200 words - 5 pages
Juliet's Evolvement Throughout William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's earliest tragedies. The
character in question, Juliet Capulet, is arguably the most intriguing
character in the play. The daughter of Lord and Lady Capulet, one of
the richest families in the setting of Verona, her life should have
been one of comfort and pleasure, but this is not to be, as the
introductory prologue tells us. Amid the tale of fierce family feuds
and 'star-cross'd lovers', she develops from an immature and compliant
girl, naive even for her young age of thirteen, to a defiant and
resolute young woman, passionately in love with
1140 words - 5 pages
In life everyone has responsibilities, and these can either lead to great or not so great things happening. When people make selfish or wrong decisions it can lead to tragic events occurring. In the Shakespearian play of Hamlet tragedies are a constant occurrence. All of the tragedies take place as a consequence of Claudius’ choices. Claudius is more responsible than Hamlet for the tragedies in the play. He is more responsible for a few main reasons. The murder of King Hamlet, his frantic actions, and the manipulation of Laertes are all contributions to the tragic events in Hamlet.
The murder of King Hamlet can be seen as where it all began. The selfish decision Claudius makes to
1615 words - 6 pages
Biblical historians have many different opinions on who is responsible for the authorship of the New Testament writings. Concentrating on 1 and 2 Peter, their different conclusions can be analyzed. Scholars approach the study of authorship by carefully going over the writings themselves. They discover the how, when, why, who, and where of the writings. Each New Testament scholar has come to their own conclusion of the authorship of 1 and 2 Peter through this. Their different views of the authorship of 1 and 2 Peter will be discussed and compared in this paper. 1 Peter is a New Testament writing. It has only five chapters that seems to portray the purpose of bringing hope to
2694 words - 11 pages
, Juliet becomes all defensive. She remembers herself and
that Romeo is her husband and that she should stand by him at all
times, " O what a beast was I to chide at him!" She chooses Romeo
above her family.
In Juliet's next speech she finds out that Romeo is banished. As she
speaks there are lots of words to do with either death, woe or
suffering, this shows that she is extremely miserable and depressed.
She would rather have heard that her mother and father were dead
instead of Romeo being banished,
" Why followed not, when she said "Tybalt's dead",
'Thy Father' or 'thy mother', nay, or both,"
This just shows how much Juliet does love Romeo who
2201 words - 9 pages
Romeo and Juliet's Deaths as a Tragedy of Fate
It is very apparent in many of Shakespeare’s plays, including Romeo
and Juliet, that fate and destiny play a key role. This aspect could
be seen as a main basis of Shakespeare’s acclaimed works, and is
comparable to the Greek tragedies written thousands of years before,
by playwrights such as Euripidies and Sophocles.
In addition, many of these plays contained a tragic hero with a fatal
flaw, which inevitably leads to his death. For example, one character,
Ajax possesses a fatal flaw, and he eventually commits suicide, seeing
it as his only honourable way to die.
I expect Shakespeare was heavily
1369 words - 5 pages
“Some shall be pardoned, and some punished, for there was never a story of more woe than of Juliet and her Romeo.”
Romeo and Juliet: the story and characters that define “teenage love” and tragedy. But were the tragic misunderstandings and mishaps truly their fault? A question that has risen many a time has now been made the topic of this essay; who is really at fault for the unfortunate death of the 2 most deep lovers? Through pathetic fallacy for effect, foreshadowing, and an insightful prologue, Shakespeare gives us a preview of what was going to become of the two troubled lovers. Many characters can be held guilty for their death in various indirect ways, such as the Nurse, Capulet
2359 words - 9 pages
Ambiguity of Juliet's Character in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
William Shakespeare’s tragic play, Romeo and Juliet, is a story of
hatred wounds reopened through the love of between rival families,
where only death will bring a finale. This story of these town
teenagers is set in the 1500s, obviously the culture and general
behaviour was very different, and this has a significant effect on the
way the story is acted out by the characters.
Today, we expect children and teenagers to debate arguments, make
decisions for themselves, and be rebellious to their parents and
authority in general. But, in the 1500s this was far from normal