10 January 2011
Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is an excellent example of a tragedy because it’s about two young happy lovers whose families do not like each other at all. They are forbidden to see each other and are always trying to sneak away and see each other. The young lovers are victims of miscommunication and bad timing as well as feuding families that stand in the way of their love and happiness. Most people see a tragedy as a sudden unfortunate event, which leaves people sad, upset and possibly grieving. A Shakespearian tragedy is very different. A Shakespearian tragedy had to have more than one unfortunate event leading up to one major tragic event. The audience needs to feel pity, fear and a sense a waste of life. A Shakespearian tragedy is brought about by fate and belief, it also has a main big topic usually love or greed.
Their two families hate each other bitterly, which forces them to realize that they would rather be dead than live their lives apart. The main tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is they choose to kill themselves rather than live their lives apart. It is also a tragedy as there is such a tragic waste of life, Juliet was only thirteen and Romeo was in his early twenties. I do not think that there is one specific person or thing that was responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. I feel that it was combination of factors that are responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The main factors I feel were, fate, the feud, the nurse, Old Capulet and Friar Laurence.
It was destiny that the Capulet servant was not able to read the list of people who he was supposed to invite to a party and had to ask a Montague for help. Romeo and Juliet fell in love by chance; they could not help that their families were feuding. Friar John was quarantined, leaving him no control over the circumstances that made him incapable of delivering Friar Laurence's letter, which told Romeo that Juliet was waiting for him in a grave....