Romeo and Juliet Analyzation Essay

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Dominoes Every child knows the fun in setting off a chain of Dominoes, how each piece plays its part in the overall outcome. As we get older we realize the same concept applies to real life. We come to acknowledge the fact that each event in our lives, each person has an effect on our futures. In Shakespeare’s tragedy of “Romeo and Juliet”, a pair of “star-crossed lovers take their life”. This event alone, however, is not the cause of just Romeo and Juliet, but all the people in the fair city of Verona. As W.H. Auden, a poet and critic, once wrote, “”Romeo and Juliet” is not simply a tragedy of two individuals, but the tragedy of a city. Everybody in the city is in one way or another involved in and responsible for what happens". The…show more content…
To Romeo, this exile is worse than death, and ultimately, leads to his death. These events leading from Mercutio’s entrance to the party, until his death aided to the collapse of the lives of the young couple. Mercutio’s own tragedy in this tale of woe is his own demise. One of the final people to make their mark on Romeo and Juliet is Paris. Paris is seeking Juliet’s hand in marriage and, from the start, is turned down as Capulet tells him, (quote). Capulet explains to Paris that he still believes Juliet to be too young to marry and that the offer is okay by him but that it must be accepted by Juliet as well. As Capulet goes on, he continues to encourage Paris to look for other suitors and even invites Paris to the party so that he may find other women there. As more events come into place and Juliet becomes distraught from Romeo’s banishment, Paris again comes into play. This time, however, he creates devastating results. Capulet, seeing his daughter’s anguish, decides to help her regain joy by marrying her off to Paris. This seemingly harmless act sets off the entire plan, to which Juliet drinks poison to fake her death and get out of the marriage. The rest of the plan is that Friar Lawrence should send a letter to Romeo in Manchua, and then he would arrive to take Juliet away when she awakes. Here, an unexpected change occurs, a change for the worse. Romeo fails to receive the letter and is informed of Juliet’s death, not

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