Romeo And Juliet's Downfall

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The drama Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, is a story of the tragedy of two star-crossed lovers. Romeo and Juliet are from families that are foes, but the teens are in love and wishing for marriage. The couple comes to Friar Laurence with a request of marriage, who accepts the desire behind the families’ backs. Although Friar is only trying resolve the family feud, he creates a mess when Romeo is forced to flee Verona and Juliet is forced into a marriage with Paris. Friar will not give up, so he assembles a solution to bring the young lovers back together; however, the plan is ruined with one slight mistake. Friar Laurence bears the culpability for the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he marries Romeo and Juliet, forms a convoluted plan, and then leaves Juliet alone in the tomb.…show more content…
For example, Romeo tries to force himself out of a fight with Tybalt; however, this only makes Romeo seem weak and afraid. Consequently, the fight ends up killing two people, Tybalt and Mercutio. “Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee / doth much excuse the appertaining rage / to such a greeting. Villain am I none.” (3.1.63-65.) Since Friar marries Romeo and Juliet, Tybalt is technically Romeo’s relative; Romeo does not want to kill him. Then, Romeo is banned because of killing Tybalt (who kills Mercutio). Without Friar marrying Romeo and Juliet, Romeo would never be banned, there would be no sneaking around, and Romeo and Juliet would be
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