The Downfall Of Romeo And Juliet Essay

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The Downfall Of Romeo And Juliet Essay, Research Paper For never was a story of more woe, than that of Juliet and ger Romeo. But what made the story so tragic? To whom should the blame be placed for their downfall? Friends? Family? Themselves? As they say theirs no one to blame but yourself. Juliet and Romeo’s profound ignorance of the importance of both trusting internal instincts and heeding warnings showered upon them by friends caused a significant deal of their downfall. After their secret wedding, Romeo and Juliet further led to their own downfall by not telling their repective families about their marriage. Romeo and Juliet behaved impulsively without thinking of the severe consequences of their actions and this caused the majority of their tragic downfall. Romeo and

Juliet’s ignorince towards their instincts and warnings, secercy about their marriage and hasty decisions are all reasons responsible for their downfall. Firstly, Juliet and Romeo’s profound ignorance of the importance of both trusting internal instincts and heeding warnings showered upon them by friends caused a significant deal of their downfall. Juliet disregarded her original instinct to not rush their marriage and Romeo ignored Friar Laurence’s warning about the hurried marriage. Romeo concealed under Juliet’s window until after Juliet declaired her love for him. When Romeo then propose marriage, Juliet’s immediate reaction was that it was too sudden. “Well do not swear. Although I joy in thee, I have no joy of this contract to-night: It is too rash, too

unadvis’d, too sudden; Too like the lighting, which doth cease to be Ere one can say It lightens’. Sweet good-night!” (A.2 S.2 L.116-120) Juliet not listening to her intuition eventually led to their death. If she had trusted her instincts, there would not have been a rushed wedding. This is important because if the marrriage had not been rushed they would have had time to work things out between the families. As Romeo waits for his bride-to-be at their secret wedding, the good Friar warns Romeo of some of the consequences of their hasty marriage. “These violent delights have violent ends, And in their triumph die, like fire and powder Which as they kiss consume. The sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness, And in the taste confounds the appetite: Therefore

love moderately-long love doth so, Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow. ” (A.2 S.6 L.9-15) Romeo did not stop to analyse the potential aftermath of their marriage, despite Friar Laurence’s comments and went ahead with the wedding anyway. His Failure to face the difficulties arising out of the marriage and discuss it with Juliet contributed to their tragic endings because it did not allow them to plan together how to inform their families. Therefore Juliet’s dis regarding of her instincts and Romeo’s ignoring of a friend’s warning about their rushed marriage each contributed to their subsequent downfall. Secondly, After their secret wedding, Romeo and Juliet further led to their own downfall by not telling their repective families about their marrage. Romeo and Juliet

both had numerous oppertunities to dicuss their secret with family members. If others had known about the marriage, the tragedy may not have accurred. As Romeo was about to fight with Tybalt, he told him, ” Romeo Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee Doth much excuse the appertaining rage To such a greeting. Villain am I none. Therefore farewell; I see thou know’st me not Tybalt Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries That thou hast done me. Therefore turn and draw Romeo I do protest I never injur’d thee, But love thee better than thou canst devise, till thou shalt know the reason of my love: And so, good Capulet, which name I tender as dearly as my own, be satisfied”(A.3 S.1 L.61-71) Romeo causes part of his own downfall here by not telling Tybalt about his