Causes Of Romeo And Juliet Tragedy Essay

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Romeo and Juliet, a tragedy written by the famous William Shakespeare. Two star-crossed lovers who are involved in a tragedy. Was this tragedy preventable? Is there a specific character that caused or can be blamed for this tragedy? Romeo caused the tragedy and would have prevented this tragedy by not being so irresponsible, hasty with his actions, and if he was more thoughtful. Romeo is the primary character who caused the tragedy. Romeo’s irresponsibility was one of the causes for the tragedy. Romeo was irresponsible by sneaking into the Capulet’s party. Romeo was at a party he wasn’t invited to because during the party Tybalt noticed Romeo and informed Capulet of an intruder’s presence, “Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe” (1.5.60) spoke Tybalt. This demonstrates Romeo’s irresponsibility because he knew that something was wrong and unlawful but still decided to do it. In this example it was sneaking into the Capulet’s party uninvited. This lead to him meeting Juliet and falling in love with her. His love for Juliet was a factor that caused the tragedy. Another example of Romeo’s irresponsibility would be when he broke Prince Esculas’s decree. Prince Esculas’s decree was, “If ever you disturb our streets again your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace” (1.1.96-97). The decree means that if you disturb the streets of Verona you will be sentenced to death. Romeo broke Prince Esculas’s decree by killing Tybalt in a street fight. In the text Benvolio is informing the
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