Romeo And Juliet: Who Is Responsible For The Tragedy? Does Fate Play A Role?


Romeo and Juliet: Who is Responsible for the Tragedy? Does Fate play a role?
Who is responsible? This question is always asked of any conflict, and usually no one wants to admit that it was his or her fault. It then must be determined what the conflict was, who is responsible, and to what extent. Shakespeare’s, Romeo and Juliet, is based on a conflict. In Romeo and Juliet the conflict turns into a tragedy. Now that we know what the conflict was, which is a tragedy, the next step is to determine what a tragedy is? A tragedy is a conflict that ends up with something very sad happening. In Romeo and Juliet, the tragedy, is that both of these lovers kill themselves, to join the other in ...

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this part. In Romeo and Juliet, one of the causes is the ancient feud between the families. Tybalt says “What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word, as I hate hell, all Montagues and thee.” (1.1.61-62)
The second is the instigator, who is usually very mean, and something that they do or say, is usually the cause of conflict. What this person does or says is meant to provoke someone. Tybalt says to Romeo “Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford No better term than this: thou art a villain.”(3.1.53,54). These words are designed to provoke Romeo to fight.
The third role, is that of the retaliator, who responds to the provocative nature of the instigator. Mercutio says to Tybalt “Consort? What, dost thou make us minstrels? And thou make minstrels of us, look to hear nothing but discords. Here’s my fiddlestick, here’s that shall make you dance”(3.1.40-43) in retaliation to a verbal jab made by Tybalt.

The fourth is the passivist, who does nothing to hinder or help in ...

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is to be blamed for quite a bit of the tragedy, seeing as none of the fighting would have happened if there was no grudge, and Romeo would have been allowed to marry Juliet, without the secrecy.

Second Tybalt is to be blamed for most of the tragedy, because he started the first fight on the street. He also started the fight on the beach. He killed Mercutio, which caused Romeo to retaliate and kill him. Throughout the play Tybalt is always the instigator, he is always looking for a fight. He says himself that he hates peace “What, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word, as I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.”(1.1.61,62)

Romeo played an important role in the tragedy, but should ...

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