Who is to Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet

I think that Friar Laurence is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Even though he was against it, he still agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet. He then helped conspire with them, and when Romeo killed Tybalt, hid him from the guards. He then devised the plan of Romeo going to Mantua, and came up with the idea of faking Juliet’s death. He also did not send a horseman to tell Romeo swiftly of the plan, but a slow moving friar, who got sidetracked, and ultimately held up by helping the sick. Then, when finally in the tomb, he left Juliet in the fear of capture, which allowed her to kill herself.


Act 4 Definitions

1. Simile- comparing using like or as.
2. Personification- giving human traits to non-human things.
3. Pun- a repeated word that is played off of.
4. Hyperbole- a huge exaggeration.
5. Dramatic Irony- When we know what the characters don’t

Act 3 Advice

Romeo, Romeo, what hast thou gotten thouself into? Thou tis a fool. Hast thou really felt the touch of love? Or art thou consumed by her beauty? If thou truly believe that thou art in love, than by all means proceed. But first, delve inside thyself and ask thouself the if it is really love. I hast not ever seen thee together, so I will not judge.

Act 2 Character Perspective

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. What is Romeo thinking? Just getting over Rosaline and now getting married? He is a bigger fool than I thought! I think this whole thing is going to blow up in their faces. Who is Juliet anyway? A Capulet? I don’t think Lord Montague and Lord Capulet will like this arrangement very much.

Romeo and Juliet Meeting

When Romeo and Juliet met, I did not think it was very believable. After knowing each other for 30 seconds, they are kissing. If that was tried today, someone would get slapped. I also don’t think Romeo would have gotten over Rosaline so fast. One second he was sulking, and the next asking for a kiss. Also, a fifteen year old guy is very shy. And thirteen year old girls are too.

First Thoughts

These are my thoughts about why we still study Shakespeare today, a man who died almost 400 years ago. What has he done that almost no other writer has, captivated audiences across generations? I think it has to do with his ability to make his audience fall in love with the characters. In “Romeo and Juliet,” he tells us in the very beginning that the star-crossed lovers will die. Yet we watch anyway, hoping for a different ending. His characters are so lifelike, that we can’t help to love, or sometimes hate them. His plays can be funny, but suddenly take a dramatic turn. In “Romeo and Juliet,” it is a relatively light hearted play, until Tybalt kills Mercutio, where the dramatic events begin to unfold.