It’s Your Responsibility
To have responsibility for a task can often be a burden. In the is case, to have responsibility is a matter of ones death. In the story, “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare a young couple destined to cross paths, set eyes upon each other on the night of a masquerade. They decide that they’re the one’s for each other and begin one of history’s most romantic love story. Amongst love and lust the couple find them selves in trouble. They fight for any chance to be with each other but their efforts are no match for the problems surrounding their relationship and they are driven to their death bed. The death of Romeo and Juliet could be the responsibility of many problems surrounding the couple. The factors that are responsible for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet are the lack of planning or logical thinking, the feud among the families and their emotions affecting their thinking.
The lack of logical thinking and lack of planning was a very much a factor that was responsible for the couples death. The lack of logical thinking is recognized most when Romeo Montague fails to follow the advice given to him by Friar Lawrence.
“They stumble as they run fast”(2, 3, 90)
Clearly, this advice was not taken by Romeo when he falls into love with Juliet just after the departure of his relationship has occurred with Rosaline. He does not think logically about what would occur of his relationship and how strong it would grow to be. Another example of when logical thinking was not of prime importance is when Romeo stabs Tybalt after the violent fight occurs.
Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, is the story of a pair of star-crossed lovers that results in great tragedy. One may ask, “Why would Shakespeare choose such a tragic ending for his heroes? ” Hopefully this essay will answer that very question for you. Over the years, Romeo and Juliet has remained one of the most popular and most studied literary works of all time. With this ...
“Romeo, away, be gone!/ The citizens are up, and Tybalt slain… away! ( 3, 1, 132-135)
This is certainly an example of lack logical thinking present in the story. The quote is advice given to Romeo by his good friend Benvolio. If he had thought about the consequences of his actions and thought of peace instead of fighting, his banishment would have not occurred thus it would not have contributed to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Lastly, lack of logical thinking and planning was most obviously observed when Juliet takes the potion.
“Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again….Here’s drink- I drink to thee!
Surely, this a good example of lack of logical thinking because she fails to acknowledge Romeo. If Juliet had planned for this to happen, which she did, she could have warned Romeo of this scheme and Romeo would have been aware of the arrangement and he would not have reacted the way Romeo did in the tomb. The responsibility of the factor of lack of knowledge and lack of planning would not be a factor at all if all the events and examples had not occurred. Therefore, lack of logical thinking and planning was a large contribution to Romeo and Juliet’s tragedy.
The second culprit in the death of Romeo and Juliet is the feud amongst the Montague’s and the Capulet’s. The feud among the families affecting the relationship of the lovers is very much present when Tybalt swears revenge upon Romeo at the masquerade ball feast.
“Uncle this is a Montague,our foe./…To scorn at our solemnity this night.”(1, 5, 60-63)
Undoubtedly, it is easy to see that with this quote the feud among the families is clearly present. Also,one can see that if this remark would have not been made’ revenge’ would not have occurred and Romeo would not have been banished. Thus, this point would not have contributed to the tragedy of the couple. Moreover, another example of the feud among the families contributing to there early departure from life would be when Tybalt takes up on his plan of taking revenge by fighting with Romeo.
In Shakespeare’s tragedy Romeo and Juliet the immaturity of the characters affected the outcome of the two Star Crossed Lovers because they make very irrational decisions and they weren’t at an old enough age to make the most mature actions either. While reading the play you could come across the deaths of the main characters as decisions not fate. One immature decision that influenced the death ...
“Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford…a villain”(3, 1, 59-60)
“Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries…draw.”(3, 1, 65-60)