Romeo And Juliet Final Essay

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In the tragic romance, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare displays an example of how teenage love can embrace the feelings of the young but also cause destruction, not only in their lives but also the people’s lives around them. This story shows how others opinions and thoughts can affect the people close to them. But who is responsible for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet? The death of these star crossed lovers was not only the teenagers fault but also their family and friends such as, their parents, Friar Lawrence, and the nurse.
Romeo and Juliet’s parents play a major role in the death of their children; both families hate each other due to an ancient feud between the Montague’s and Capulet’s. When Romeo and Juliet met each other and soon realized their families were enemies they knew that they would have to keep their love a secret. Throughout the story the ancient feud causes many conflicts in Verona, one of the conflicts being the fight between Romeo, Tybalt, and Mercutio. The fight ended with the banishment of Romeo from Verona and the death of Mercutio and Tybalt. Since Romeo was banished it gives Friar Lawrence an idea to come up with an elaborate plan for Romeo and Juliet to be together, and leads to their destruction.
Friar Lawrence was very benign to Romeo and Juliet, he even married them, but could he also have something to do with their deaths? Friar was a huge help to both Romeo and Juliet he cared about them and came up with a plan for them to be together. Juliet was supposed to drink a potion that would fake her death, except there was a major flaw in Friar Lawrence’s plan, the fact that Romeo did not get the message on time to tell him what he had to in order for the plan to work out. The result to that one flaw was Romeo believing that Juliet was actually dead and causing Romeo...

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