Tragic Fault In Romeo And Juliet

Decent Essays

Romeo and Juliet essay There are many people at fault for the tragic ending of the play Romeo and Juliet. The 2 main characters that played the biggest part in the tragic ending. friar Lawrence because he married Romeo and Juliet, thinking that he would stop the feud, he sent a very important letter to Romeo in mantua without mentioning the importance, he gave a potion to Juliet and he fled the tomb when Juliet needed him most. Capulet, this powerful male made the party that Romeo and Juliet met each other and forced Juliet to marry Paris after Tybalt died out of grief. Friar Lawrence plays an immense part in Romeo and Juliet. The major thing that friar Lawrence does is marry Romeo and Juliet [2.2]. friar Lawrence does this because …show more content…

Capulet is the person that initially sets up the party that Romeo gate crashes What, shall this speech be spoke for our excuse? Or shall we on without apology? [1.4.1] This quote is Romeo asking if they should apologise for being in a Capulet party when they are not so post to be. The reason that Romeo is going to this party is because he wants to see Rosaline but Benvolio has different intentions for Romeo to see another woman and forget about Rosaline. At the start of the play Capulet says [My child is yet a stranger in the world. She hath not seen the change of fourteen years. Let two more summers wither in their pride Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride.] this shows that Capulet does not want to marry Juliet until she is at least 2 years older [And too soon marred are those so early …show more content…

Act 4 and we find Capulet in a pool of grief the day of Tybalt’s death and the next day he is talking to Paris about wedding plans. Capulet is happy about the wedding plans and then forces Juliet to marry Paris [send for the country; go tell him of this. Ill have this knot knit up to-morrow morning.] [4.2.23] this showing Juliet getting forced to marry Paris, this then leading to Juliet faking her death and Romeo committing suicide from rumours and then Juliet following in his footsteps. In the play when friar Lawrence is trying to flee the tomb with Juliet he says [ I dare no longer stay. Go, get thee hence, for I will stay] [5.3.160] this shows friar just casually leaving, however in the movie adaptation by Zefferelli he is really trying to get Juliet to not kill herself until he hears the guard and drastically sprints away. Capulet in the play calmly tells Juliet that she must marry Paris [send for the country; go tell him of this. I’ll have this knot knit up to-morrow morning.] [4.2.23] but in the film adaptation Capulet throws Juliet around and quote [my fingers itch] [3.5.15] showing that he will hurt Juliet to get his point through and zefferelli does a great job by showing the violence portrayed by Capulet when his daughter doesn’t listen to

Get Access