Who is at fault - Wang 1 Susan Wang Wyrauch English 1...

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Wang 1 Susan Wang Wyrauch English 1 Honors 23 April 2006 The Genuine Perpetrator Are rash decisions always the correct choice when it comes to love? In the novel Romeo and Juliet , Romeo and Juliet come from different backgrounds. Romeo, who is a Montague, falls in love with Juliet, a Capulet. Romeo, being rash, decides to do whatever he can in order to be with Juliet. He is willing to put his hatred aside and live happily ever after with Juliet. Sadly, things do not always work out according to one’s plans. Apparently, the paths that Romeo and Juliet choose lead them to their demise. In the novel Romeo and Juliet , Shakespeare utilizes characterization, conflict, and foreshadowing to illustrate that Romeo is most at fault in the tragic death of Juliet, as well as that of his own. Romeo is the one to blame for all the tragedy because his existence changes everything. Benvolio forces Romeo to attend the Capulet’s party. Romeo, unwillingly, presents himself at the party and spots Juliet. He falls uncontrollably in love with Juliet and secretly meets her at her balcony. He requests for: “Th’ exchange of thy love’s faithful vow for mine” (2.2.134). This quote demonstrates characterization by displaying how rash Romeo is when it comes to love. A couple of days ago, Romeo yearns for Rosaline, but he suddenly shows his affection towards someone else after a few hours. He meets Juliet for a couple of minutes and already asks her hand in marriage. If Romeo does not approach Juliet, their love for each other will never occur. If Romeo is serious about his relationship with Rosaline, there will not be a future between Romeo and Juliet. Without a future relationship, the death of Romeo and Juliet may never occur.
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Wang 2 After the marriage between Romeo and Juliet, Romeo gets in a fight with Juliet’s cousin Tybalt for killing Mercutio. Even when Benvolio and everyone else try to calm Romeo down, he ignores them. All he can see and feel is hatred towards Tybalt, and he states: “Either thou or I, or both, must go with him” (3.1.134). The quote exhibits conflict as well as characterization by revealing Romeo’s rage towards Tybalt. Romeo’s intense emotions and his uncontainable actions bring an extreme battle which leads to Tybalt’s death. Romeo knows better than to fight with his cousin in-law. If Romeo listens to his friends about staying tranquil and think everything over, Tybalt’s death may not occur. Because of Tybalt’s death, the rage between the families intensely
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