Romeo And Juliet Is Doomed To Fail Essay

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To live with failures is always hard but to always fail would be devastating even for one made for such strain. To fail because you are doomed and know that you never will be good enough because it is how fate wills it, would be cruel. To know that you are controlled by some higher power and that your choices are not your own, crushing. To survive through it all and tell your tragic tale, impossible. In the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, Romeo becomes a tragic hero when he is labelled as a Montague although he is also a Capulet, is the cause of great tragedy, yet a savour and is doomed to fail at all but one task. Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is often labelled incorrectly as just a Montague not seen as a Capulet, which is quite tragic as he is a Capulet too. First, by Tybalt just before fighting and being slain he says, "Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford No better term than this: thou art a villain." (III,i,59-60). Tybalt is labeling Romeo as not only a villain but a Montague although he is more and also a Capulet therefore Tybalt's own cousin. This scene is quite tragic as the new cousins duel, Romeo slaying Tybalt and becoming a hero to the Montague's for redeeming Marcutio but causing a tragedy for the Capulet's. After discovering Juliet's true death, and the reasons for it, Paris releases his anger. "That is that banish'd …show more content…

The main reasons Romeo's heroics worked are his being labelled wrongly even as an outsider, being the cause of great tragedy and still using it to shape the world to his will and finally, completely and utterly failing at all but his fateful task of changing the worlds views. Doomed to fail at all but one task how would that

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