Romeo and Juliet Essay | Cause of Romeo and Juliet's Death

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Cause of Romeo and Juliet's Death

Summary: Due to his own impulsive, rash and emotional behavior, Romeo is the most responsible for his and Juliet's deaths. Many characters and actions also contributed to their deaths, but not to the extent of Romeo's damage. Romeo and Juliet may have not been a tragedy if Romeo wasn't so impulsive, rash and emotional.
As stated in the prologue of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, they are "A pair of star-crossed lovers who take their life." An ancient grudge between their families keeps Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet in a desperate situation because of their destined love. The couple attempts desperate measures to be together, including betrayal and banishment, but eventually both commit suicide because of several grave misunderstandings. The person most responsible for these misunderstandings as well as other misfortunes throughout the story is Romeo. Romeo is the most responsible for his and Juliet's death because of his rash and impulsive behavior, in addition to being extremely emotional.

One example of Romeo being impulsive is how he reacts when he hears of Juliet's "death." Instructed by Friar Laurence, Juliet drinks a potion that gives her the appearance of being dead, but she is actually in a coma-like sleep...

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