Catastrophes that Plagued Characters in
Romeo and Juliet
Many characters in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet invite the catastrophes
they experience. These characters are Mercutio, Romeo, and Friar Laurence. Mercutio
because he never thinks before he acts. He has a very big mouth and will say anything to
create a joke. Romeo because of this fight with Tybalt. If this fight never occurred then
the outcome of the story could have been better for Romeo and Juliet. Maybe there
families could have set aside their differences for there children and live the rest of there
lives in harmony. Friar Lawrence because I do not think he thought about the plan to
unite Romeo and Juliet long enough. He should have gotten a reliable messenger to
inform Romeo of the situation.
Romeo's friend Mercutio was a very witty energetic man. If he held his tongue
and thought about what he said before acting on them he would not have gotten into so
His jokes were probably taken lightly be his friends Romeo and Benvolio
because they were accustomed to hearing Mercutio's voice constantly. Mercutio should
not have tried to tease Tybalt because of the rivalry between Tybalt's family and Romeo's
While avenging Mercutio, Romeo should have thought about the consequences of
slaying Tybalt. On one hand he filled the urge to kill the man who had killed his friend.
On the other hand he killed his wife's cousin. How can one justify killing a member of
their wife's family? Another consequence he should have taken into consideration was the
punishment he was going to receive from Price Escalus. In act one scene one Prince
Escalus already warned everyone in Verona that if anyone was caught fighting again the
would pay for it with there...