Romeo And Juliet's Fault

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Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to talk to someone but you couldn't due to problems in the past? In Shakespeare's ‘’Romeo and Juliet’’ a similar problem arises. Romeo and Juliet must attempt to overcome the problem of their family’s clashing with one another due to problems in the past. Lord and Lady Montague and Lord and Lady Capulet are ultimately at fault for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Due to Lord and Lady Capulet and Montague continuing their everlasting feud, Romeo and Juliet both ended up committing suicide. Romeo and Juliet believed that they could not live without one another so when Romeo mistakenly thought Juliet died, he killed himself which shortly after led to the suicide of Juliet. Throughout the story,…show more content…
His plan however backfires do to the message not being sent in time to Romeo in time telling him about Friar Lawrence's plan. Romeo is devastated to hear about the death of Juliet and later then finds out and reacts to it by saying ‘’Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight. Let’s see for means. O mischief, thou art swift To enter in the thoughts of desperate men’’ (5.1.36-38). Since Friar Lawrence's plan did not reach Romeo in the letter he sent to him, Romeo then truly does believe that Juliet is dead. Romeo is devastated and still believes that he must be with her so he thinks the only way to do that is suicide. Because of this, Romeo purchases a poison from a very poor man who is willing to sell the poison and uses it. The suicide ties back to the feud because of the main idea of that the reason Juliet faked her death was to not let either of the families know her and Romeo were married and also to avoid marrying Paris.When Juliet wakes up at her scheduled time from the sleep potion and hears Romeo killed himself, Juliet instantly believes her only decision is to do the same thing and when she starts talking to Friar Lawrence she says” Yea, noise? Then I’ll be brief. O happy dagger,This is thy sheath. There rust and let me die.’’ (5.3.182-184). As Juliet is talking to Friar Lawrence, she stabs herself with the same knife that killed Romeo. As she is bleeding, Paris and Friar Lawrence are in grief. Both of their deaths tie back to the feud in the first place due to the fact nobody would've had to die if the feud would have ended a long time
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