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What Is The Cause Of Romeo And Juliet's Death Essay

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Greetings citizens of Verona, Today I will be discussing a big question from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This dramatic play by Shakespeare has a tragic but mysterious end, which leaves this question unanswered about who really caused the death of Romeo and Juliet? In my personal opinion, there are two main causes that I will be discussing with you, and they are fate and Friar Lawrence. First of all, one of the main causes of Romeo and Juliet’s death was their fate. Shakespeare hints and uses fate as one of the main reasons for the cause of their death several throughout the suspenseful play. For example, in Act 1 Scene 4 before Romeo even meets Juliet he foretells his fate saying, “I fear, too early, for my mind misgives Some consequence…show more content…
When Friar turned up to the tomb and discovered Romeo dead, he feared that the guards might catch him and felt the need to run off, leaving Juliet alone. Friar Laurence says in Act 5 Scene 3, “Stay not to question, for the watch is coming. Come, go, good Juliet. I dare no longer stay.” Juliet replies, “Go, get thee hence, for I will not away.” Friar Lawrence exits. If Friar Lawrence had decided to stay with the emotionally vulnerable Juliet she would not have been able to kill herself, which would have saved her life and the situation would have not been as bad as it was. Therefore, Friar Lawrence was a major culprit for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet as he failed to speak with the feuding families and save Romeo and Juliet from their fateful death. Overall, as shown from the above evidence, there are two main causes of Romeo and Juliet’s ultimate death in Shakespeare’s play. Shakespeare referred to their fate being written in the stars above and the characters referred and hinted their fate through the entire play and Friar Lawrence caused their deaths by untruthfulness to his faith and courage. Thank you for attending my speech here in Verona and I hope you have a great rest of the
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