Who Is To Blame For Romeo And Juliets Death Thesis Statement

The Blame for Romeo and Juliet's Death Essay

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The Blame for Romeo and Juliet's Death

The story of Romeo and Juliet originally came from a myth around the old town of Verona, later on in history Shakespeare took this idea of 'two star-crossed lovers' and made it into the 'Romeo and Juliet' we know today. In Elizabethan Verona the story begins with two families, the Capulets, and the Montagues. The families have been feuding for many years, much to the dismay of the Prince of the town. The Capulet family has only one child, Juliet. The rest of the Capulet family consists of Old Capulet – Juliet’s father, Lady Capulet – Juliet’s mother, Tybalt – Juliet’s cousin and Juliet's Nurse. The Montague family also has only one child, Romeo. The family…show more content…

Frequently in the play Romeo and Juliet speak of their role in fate, during the Elizabethan period it was widely believed that fate was controlling us all and there was nothing we could do about it, we can see this opinion from Romeo in Act one Scene four,

‘I fear too early; for my mind misgives

Some consequence yet hanging in the stars’.

Romeo is saying how he thinks he is being paranoid, worrying so early, and yet he cannot help feeling that something bad will soon happen. Perhaps the most important of examples for fate/chance is the messenger sent by the Friar Lawrence to Mantua, unfortunately preceded by a friend of Romeo, Balthazar. Had the messenger reached Mantua in time then the tragedy would have been avoided.

In my opinion Fate and Chance had little to do with the tragedy, many courses could have been taken by others in order to prevent the outcome, Romeo & Juliet themselves for example.

Romeo had, before the party, been absolutely besotted with another girl called Rosaline, he had been forced to go to the Capulet party by Mercutio who claimed he could persuade Romeo to look elsewhere than just

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There are, as suggested by Shaketeach, a number of approaches to take.

There is hatred on a personal level, especially Tybalt's hatred for the Montagues and, specifically Romeo.  A thesis statement exploring this hatred might be:  "In the play Romeo and Juliet, it is Tybalt's hatred of Romeo that is the cause of all the death." To support this, you would need to track the events that occur from Act III, scene i (the...

There are, as suggested by Shaketeach, a number of approaches to take.

There is hatred on a personal level, especially Tybalt's hatred for the Montagues and, specifically Romeo.  A thesis statement exploring this hatred might be:  "In the play Romeo and Juliet, it is Tybalt's hatred of Romeo that is the cause of all the death." To support this, you would need to track the events that occur from Act III, scene i (the scene in which the first deaths occur), and show how it is Tybalt's hatred that is to blame for the death of Mercutio, his own death, and the subsequent deaths of Romeo and Juliet.

On a more general level the hatred could be analyzed through the actions of the Prince.  A thesis statement here could be:  "By not punishing more severely the initial acts of hatred in the play Romeo and Juliet, The Prince creates the environment that permits hatred to flourish and lead to death." In this case, you would want to examine the Prince's decrees after each skirmish in the play, and especially analyze his concluding speech in which he states that "all are punished" at the end of the play.

Good luck with your essay!

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