H English 9
7 April 2014
Romeo and Juliet Aren't the Ones to Blame
In modern society we find ourselves pressured to impress people and keep people happy. Yet, how do we find a balance to make ourselves happy while making sure everyone around us is also happy? Today, we also struggle to find a strong love without people wanting to ruin it. A similar situation occurs in the play, "Romeo and Juliet". Shakespeare created 2 star-crossed who struggle to find balance with their love without upsetting those around them who disapprove. The play focuses on their love along with others around them that affect their everyday lives. This issue leads to future problems that surface in the play such as their own deaths. Those around Romeo and Juliet are to blame for their suicides.
One of the main antagonists, Tybalt, plays a role in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
For example, he is responsible for the death of Mercutio, which causes a vengeful spark to rise in Romeo. After Tybalt stabs Mercutio he turns to Romeo and says, "I am hurt. A plague on both your houses" (121). Tybalt killing Mercutio is one of the actions that lead up to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Tybalt had no reason for fighting with him. This death causes Romeo to seek revenge. Revenge that will later get him in trouble. Tybalt had no business stirring up trouble when Romeo was trying to be nice. Next, the threats Tybalt sends Romeo also lead up to the suicides and the cause of death. Tybalt approaches Romeo and tries to start a fight by saying, "Romeo the love I bear thee can afford no better term than this: thou art a villain" (119). The constant threats Tybalt sends Romeo endanger...