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Romeo and Juliet Analytical Essay

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Romeo and Juliet Analytical Essay

Romeo and Juliet is a very famous tale of two young lovers who encounter tragedy from their love. No strong love has been more influential, prominent and emotional than the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The fact that Romeo and Juliet were young lovers adds to the tragedy and the irony of the whole play. The audience shows pity to the couple, but to what extent is this tragedy their own doing? Could of they prevent their deaths? Or could of it been the actions of the other characters.

A contribution to the play that wasn't recognized was the act of youth. Romeo and Juliet are very impetuous which was a real sign of youth in the story. After meeting, it wasn't long before they got married, their feelings for each other was somewhat like 'puppy love.'

It wasn't fate but rather Romeo and Juliet's hasty actions that brought their ultimately deaths. If the two lovers had not been so impulsive, they could have talked with the Friar and decided if this was the really best option for them. A

Another impetuous action is when Romeo learns Juliet is dead. Instead of committing suicide, Romeo should of conferred first with the Friar to learn the circumstances of Juliet's death. Had he done this, he would have realized that she was still alive and therefore he could have lived. They partially brought this up on their own; they are partially to blame for their deaths.

Friar Laurence is another contender for the responsibility of their deaths. He marries the two lovers; offers Juliet to drink the potion, fails to send the letter to Romeo in time and runs selfishly away from the vault for the fear of trouble.

Friar Laurence marries Romeo and Juliet even though he believes that the marriage may lead to a catastrophic outcome. He also marries without the acknowledgement of the parents. Despite this misgivings he chooses to marry them to try help end the feud.

Act 2: Scene 6- Lines 35-38

"... you shall not stay alone Till holy church incorporate two in one."

Later on, the marriage does provoke a brawl, which takes the lives of Tybalt, Mercutio and Lady Montague. Had Friar Laurence not made Romeo a relative of the Capulets by marrying him to Juliet: Mercutio would not have killed Tybalt for revenge; and Lady Montague would not have died from the grief of Romeo's banishment after Romeo killed Tybalt.

Friar Laurence is to blame for the death of Rome for he fails to send the letter, which informs him about the pan. The Friar depended his entire plan on a letter to Romeo:

Act 4: Scene 1 - Lines 115-118

"... and he and I Will watch thy walking, and that very night Shall Romeo bear thee hence to Matuna. And this shall free thee from this present shame.

Lastly, the Friar's selfishness is to blame for the death of Juliet. When Juliet wakes up, the Friar tells her that Romeo is dead and his whole plan is stopped. He tells Juliet to escape with him before the watch comes:

Act 5: Scene 3 - Lines 151-159

"... Stay not to question, for the watch is coming; Come, go, good Juliet...

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