Romeo and Juliet Essay | The Tragic Flaws That Caused the Tragedy in "Romeo and Juliet"

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The Tragic Flaws That Caused the Tragedy in "Romeo and Juliet"

Summary: The tragedy in William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" results from the character flaws of Romeo, Tybalt, and Friar Lawrence, who all act too drastically when they didn't know what to do. The brash and impusive Romeo and the hotheaded Tybalt both tend to act on the heat of the moment rather than to think first about the circumstances. And Friar Lawrence is always worried about making everyone happy and fails to think about the consequences of his advice and actions.
John Holt once said "The true text of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do." In the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare the characters tend to make impulsive decisions which have tragic endings. In this play Romeo and Juliet meet and instantly fall in love and get married the very next day; however, because their families have been feuding for years, they must keep their marriage a secret. A series of ill-fated events come about, and these events lead to the death of Romeo and Juliet, and many others. The tragedy in Romeo and Juliet is the result of the character flaws of Romeo, Tybalt and Friar Lawrence, who all act too drastically when they didn't know what to do. Romeo is...

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