Prince Escalus is the ruling Prince of Verona. Count Paris is a kinsman of Escalus who wishes to marry Juliet. Mercutio is another kinsman of Escalus, a friend of Romeo.
Love cannot be ignored and Romeo and Juliet refused to let anything prevent them from seeing each other, although Juliet entered the relationship with questions.
Romeo expects more so early into the relationship, showing lustful and fickle personality having only just ended a relationship with Rosaline. Friar Lawrence plays a significant part in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, although, they are no direct fault of his own. The Friar is at first persuaded by Romeo to marry the young couple and later by Juliet to help her escape from Verona to re-unite with her darling Romeo.
However the Friar should have foreseen the many complications that could arise by marrying the couple. The Friar was keen to end the feud between the two households and believed marrying the young lovers would be a good way of achieving this.
Eventually the feud did end but only after the death of the married couple. The two lovers might not have died and their relationship may have eventually been accepted.
The Nurse showed loyalty towards Juliet. This is evident from the warning she gave her when her mother was about to enter her room. I feel that the Nurse wants Juliet to be happy and she wants to protect her. The Prince had the responsibility of keeping law and order in Verona. I feel that if the fighting was stopped earlier by the Prince it could have saved the lives of not just Romeo and Juliet but also of Mercutio and Tybalt.
Tybalt, the cousin of Juliet, was a major factor in the cause of their death. Tybalt was the only member of the Capulet family that demonstrated a negative attitude toward the Montague family.
This starts a feeling of anger and resentment by Tybalt towards the Montague family, especially Romeo. Tybalt willingness to start a fight with the Montagues, demonstrates his eagerness to uphold the feud.
In Act 3, Scene 1 Tybalt came looking for a fight with Romeo. His actions show the close relationship that existed between these two friends. Consequently, Romeo could no longer see Juliet. In the absence of the feud, I believe that no lives would have been lost as Tybalt would not have resented the Montague family and the Montagues and the Capulets would not have opposed with the relationship between Romeo and Juliet.
By including this quotation so early in the play, Shakespeare creates a sense of anticipation. From this point, they know what the eventual outcome will be but the questions of how and why are only answered as the play advances. After the Capulet party, Juliet mentions fate having realised that Romeo is a Montague: Too early seen unknown, and known too late!
Prodigious birth of love it is to me, That I must love a loathed enemy. By including these lines, a tense atmosphere is created by indicating how the lovers will meet their downfall. By including these lines, Shakespeare tries to make the audience pity the doomed couple, particularly the blameless young Juliet, whilst realising that their sad destiny cannot be changed.
A further example of one of the characters from the play referring to fate is when Friar Lawrence is talking to Juliet shortly before she stabs herself: Again, the blame is placed on a higher power rather than an individual, indicating his desire to make the audience believe that fate was responsible for the deaths of the young couple rather than any person or thing.
In conclusion I believe that the death of Romeo and Juliet was caused by numerous parties. However, I do feel that without the feud, lives would have been saved and the relationship between Romeo and Juliet might have been a successful one.
The feud led to hatred between the two families and Tybalt acted as a catalyst of events. In my opinion, the cause of this argument occurred years before anyone involved was born. My view is that without the feud, this play would have been a romantic love story, not a tragedy Choose Type of service.No Fear Shakespeare by SparkNotes features the complete edition of Romeo and Juliet side-by-side with an accessible, plain English translation.
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