Essay discussing the Bad Timing in "Romeo and Juliet", that led to certain events occurring in the story.

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How many events could have changed the tragic outcome of the love story of “Romeo and Juliet”? A number of things may have changed Romeo and Juliet’s fate. Events from Romeo being notified of the plan to small details that may have saved their lives could have changed the outcome of the play. The deaths of Romeo and Juliet resulted from a series of unlucky events. The results of many obstacles did not allow Romeo and Juliet to run away together.

Friar Lawrence and Juliet made a plan that should have let Romeo and Juliet live happily ever after. However, that is not what happened. The letter that Romeo was supposed to receive never arrived. Therefore, this led Romeo to believe that Juliet was really dead. If Romeo had received the letter, the rest of the story would have changed. Romeo would not have committed suicide and neither would have Juliet.

The plan did not work out and that resulted in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.

Part of the plan that was made was for Juliet to take a potion that would make her appear “dead”. Before she took the potion, she had a number of fears going through her mind. “Come, vial. What if this mixture do not work at all? Shall I be married then to-morrow morning? No, no: this shall forbid it: lie thou there. What if it be a poison, which the friar subtly hath minister'd to have me dead, lest in this marriage he should be dishonour'd, because he married me before to Romeo? I fear it is: and yet, me thinks, it should not, for he hath still been tried a holy man. How if, when I am laid into the tomb, I wake before the time that Romeo.