The testimonies from the prosecution, The City of Verona, and the defense, have made it quite placid that Romeo Montague is guilty and responsible for the death of six people. This is especially apparent due to the fact that the opposition agreed with the prosecution on one crucial point; the slaying of Mercutio and then Tybalt resulted in a chain reaction which resulted in four more deaths. In this closing argument in favor of convicting Romeo on six charges of murder the opposition’s contentions in favor of Romeo’s innocence will be rebutted, and then Romeo’s guilt will be proven through thorough evidence.
Before providing evidence to prove Romeo’s guilt, the opposition’s contentions shall be rebutted especially those pertaining to the death of Mercutio and Tybalt. The defense had staked a claim that Romeo was not responsible for the death of Mercutio or Tybalt, and thus was not responsible for any other deaths. This statement if false due to the fact that Romeo was responsible for both the death of Mercutio and Tybalt. The reason Romeo is responsible for the death of Mercutio is the following, Romeo failed to inform even his closest friends (one of them being Mercutio) of his marriage to Juliet Capulet. The result of this was that Mercutio did not comprehend why Romeo did not wish to fight Tybalt, and thus he fought Tybalt in place of Romeo. Romeo did attempt to stop the fray by suggesting he had a reason not to stop Tybalt, but was very vague and spoke in riddles which served to do more harm than good. Romeo tells Tybalt the following as a reason he cannot fight him, “I do protest I never injured thee,/But love thee better than thou canst devise/Till thou shalt know the reason of my love;/And so, good Capulet, which name I tender/As dearly as mine own, be satisfied”(lines64-68Act3).
Romeo and Juliet, and also their friends and families face a lot of instances of dramatic irony in the story. Dramatic irony creates suspense and adds to the conflict that exists between the Capulets and the Montagues in Shakespeare’s, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Dramatic irony in Romeo and Juliet occurs when Juliet and Romeo fall in love with each other at first sight, when Romeo’s friends ...
Members of the jury, when a member of two families who bitterly hate each other randomly pronounces love for a man from the other house without elaborating, it can serve to do nothing more than cause bewilderment. Due to the fact that Romeo did not elaborate on why he loved Tybalt a battle between Mercutio and Tybalt followed. Neither Mercutio or Tybalt knew what to make of this claim of love for Tybalt made by Romeo causing Mercutio too take initiative and decide to fight Tybalt himself because Romeo has failed to provide a satasfactory reason to not fight Tybalt. Mercutio says in response to Romeo’s speech, “Oh calm, dishonorable, vile submission!/Alla stoccatta carries it away./Tybalt you ratcatcher, will you walk?”(Lines 69-71Act3Scene1) Mercutio essentially said that Romeo should be ashamed of being submissive and not fighting Tybalt and thus he will do the job himself. The reason Mercutio says this and decides to act is because Romeo hasn’t given any concrete reason as too why he cannot and will not fight Tybalt. The oppositions other claim was that Romeo was not responsible for Tybalt’s death because reason Romeo killing Tybalt was justified since Tybalt had killed Mercutio and had to die anyways. This thinking style is contrary to the law of Verona and what the Prince said, ” If ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the forfeit of the peace”(lines 87-88Act1Scene1).
The prince is saying that if anyone disturbs the peace of Verona then they will be exectuted, and murdering someone is definetly part of disturbing the peace. Members of the jury listen to the voice of justice. It’s similar to what Lady Capulet had said, “I beg for justice, which thou, Prince must give./Romeo Slew Tybalt; Romeo must not live.(line174-175Act3Scene1).
Essentially Lady Capulet is reiterating the law of the land. She is saying because Romeo disturbed the peace as well as committed the crime of murder he should be executed. Besides this, it is hard and fast rule that everyone is responsible for their own actions. Romeo, by his own accord, with his own hands, did slay Tybalt. Romeo himself decided to seek vengence for Tybalt killing Mercutio. He says, “Alive in triumphm and Mercutio slain?/Away to heaven respective lenity,/And fire-eyed fury to be my conduct now!/Now Tybalt, take the “villian” back again/That late thou gavest me; for Mercutio’s soul/Is but a little way about our heads,/Staying for thine to keep him company./Either though or I, or both, must go with him.” Romeo is saying that now that Mercutio has been killed one of them or both of them will join him in heaven depending on the outcome of the duel. He’s basically asking Tybalt to fight him. Furthermore Romeo himself recognizes that he is responsible for Tybalt’s death, and that the murder was by no means justified. Benvolio recognizes this as well. This is apparent because after committing the murder he runs away from the crime scene. Proof that Romeo did run away after killing Tyabalt and recognizes that Romeo being murdered is not justifiable is the following, Benvolio tells Romeo to run away, “Romeo, away, be gone!/The citizens are up and Tybalt Slain./Stand not amazed. The Prince will doom thee death/If thou art taken. Hence, be gone, away!”(lines127-128Act3Scene1).
THE VERONA TIMES The Banishment of Romeo Today the young Montegue, Romeo killed Tybalt from the family of the Capulets. The Prince had said a few days ago that if these two families were to ever disturb the peace again, the person who did it would pay for it with their life. People say that Romeo did nothing wrong because right before Romeo killed Tybalt, Tybalt had killed some one from the house ...
Benvolio in this quote is telling Romeo to run away because if the prince catches him since killing Tybalt was not justifiable he will be executed according the law. Upon the arrival of the prince Romeo is gone and the Prince says, “Let Romeo hence in haste,/Else, when he is found, that hour is his last.”(188-1893.1) The prince is reffering to the fact that when Romeo is found (the fact that they have to find Romeo means he has ran away) he will be banished. The fact that Romeo ran away asserts the fact that he did realize that he deserved to be executed for killing Tybalt, and thus he recognized that he was responsible for Tybalts death.
Now that the oppositions contentions have been rebutted, and it’s been established that Romeo is responsible for the death of Mercutio and Tybalt from which it can be inferred that he is responsible for the remaining four deaths, and through substanstial evidence this shall be proved. The other four deaths that Romeo is responsible are Lady Montagues death, Paris’s death, Juliet’s death, and his own death. The reason Lady Montague death is Romeo being banished. Montague says, “Alas my leige, my wife is dead tonight!/Grief of my son’s exile hath stopped her breath.” The reason Romeo is exiled is because he deliberately kills Tybalt, after through being up front with Mercutio about his marriage with Juliet ends up in a duel with Tybalt and is killed. Romeo is also responsible for the death of Paris. When Romeo is at the Capulets Monument where he wishes to kill himself and lie near the supposively dead Juliet and Paris approaches Romeo says, ” Wilt thou provoke me? Then have at thee, boy!”(Line70Act4scene3) Then Romeo and Paris battle and Paris says, “O, I am slain!”(Line72Act4scene3) in response to being killed. The reason Romeo kills Paris is that he is entrapped in a pit of inner enragement and anguish over Juliet being dead (which she isn’t).
... he kills Tybalt in revenge for the death of Mercutio. Furthermore he proves his dedication to Juliet when he kills himself thinking she was dead. Both ... characters in the play such as Paris. Even when Romeo first sees Juliet his speech is artificial and again its rhyming couplets ...
This false conception of Juliet being dead can be traced back to Romeo. It is due to the fact that Romeo killed Tybalt that he got banished causing Juiet to have to take the potion which makes her appear dead. Thus Romeo’s rage is his fault, and so is him killing Paris. Juliet’s death is also Romeo’s fault. Before drinking Friar Lawrence’s potion Juliet says, “Romeo, Romeo, Romeo, I drink to thee.”(Line58Act5Scene3)The significance of this quote is the following, before stating that she will drink to Romeo and that she will face the consequences of drinking the potion, she lists all the various things that could go wrong including waking up in the Capulet Monument before Romeo arrives and then suffocating to death, and that the friar might have given her the potion to kill her. So Juliet knowing the risks of the potion decides to drink it for one sole reason, so that she and Romeo can be together. The reason it came to be this way is that Romeo got banished by deliberately killing Tybalt after not being up front with Mercutio about him being married to Juliet causing Mercutio to be killed. The potion that Juliet drinks in the end is the cause of her death because it causes Romeo to think she is dead, kill himself, and essentially force her to kill herself because she loves Romeo that much.
... sleeping potion, and the letter informing Romeo about what was going on, never made it to Mantua. The letter stated that Juliet wasn't dead ... the fight that sparked between Mercutio, Tybalt and Romeo. During the course of the fight Tybalt killed Mercutio, then Romeo killed Tybalt in anger. Benvolio explains what ...
The last death that is Romeo’s fault is his own. Romeo purchases a poison from an apothecary and drinks in order to end his life. Romeo says, “Come, cordial and not poison, go with me/To Juliet’s grave; for there I must use thee”. The reason Romeo wants to kill himself is because he believes Juliet to be dead. The reason Romeo and the City of Verona has come to believe Juliet is dead is because Romeo was banished for killing Tybalt, causing Juliet to have to drink the potion in order to be able to elope with Rome, causing Romeo to believe she was dead. Before drinking the potion Romeo expresses that he’s drinking the potion so that he can rest in the tomb with Juliet in death by saying, “Here’s to my love! O true apothecary!/Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.”(Lines119-120Act5Scene3)
Now that it has been established that Romeo is responsible for the death of Lady Montague, Paris, himself, and Juliet on top of being responsible for the death of Mercutio and Tybalt it is time to tie all these events together and convict Romeo on charges of murdering citizens of Verona. Members of the jury recall how the opposition had agreed with the prosecution on the point that the killing of Mercutio and Tybalt resulted in a chain reaction whose result was the death of four other people. All the prosecution had to do to win this case is then to prove Romeo responsible for the death of Mercutio and Tybalt which has been successfully done. Romeo failed to tell his friends about his marriage to Juliet which caused Mercutio to stand up for Romeo when he stated he love Tybalt and fight Tybalt in his place due to a possible assumption that Romeo was not strong enough to fight Tybalt. This duel resulted in Mercutio being slain by Tybalt. Then Romeo makes a decision. Romeo makes the decision too seek vengence and slay Tybalt. This results in Romeo being banished. The prince says, “…Immidietly we do exile him hence(Line 181Act3Scene).
Because of Romeo being exiled Lady Montague dies of grief. Because of this Juliets feels she will never be with Romeo again. She tells the friar how she feels about Romeo’s banishment and what she will do if there is no way for her to be with Romeo, “Be not so long to speak. I long to die/If what thou speak’st not of remedy”(line 66-67ACT4scens1).
So because of Romeo being banished Juliet must seak a drastic way of being with Romeo again. The Friar ends up giving Juliet a potion to drink that will make her look like she’s dead. Then because Juliet was essentially forced to drink this Romeo and the rest of Verona City thinks she’s dead, which causes Romeo to kill himself, and then Juliet to wake up and find Romeo dead and then kill herself. Essentially because Romeo never told Mercutio about him being married to Juliet Mercutio is killed. Then in rage over Mercutio’s death Romeo kills Tybalt which causes him to become banished. Romeo’s banishments both Lady Montague to die of grief and causes Juliet to have to take the potion which causes Romeo to think she’s dead, commit suicide, and because Romeo’s dead Juliet kills herself.
Romeo and Juliet is a romance play written in the 15 th century by the one and only, shakespeare. To summarize the play, Romeo, after being rejected by a young lady named Rosa line, goes with some of the other younger montague's to crash their enemy's party, the capulets. romeo goes and meets juliet and the next morning they get married. Then tybalt, juliets cuz in, gets mad at romeo 4 going 2 the ...
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