Sunday, June 2, 2019

Death as a Major Player in William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet :: William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet

Death as a Major PlayerDeath plays a key role in Romeo and Juliet. During the story, six deaths bechance that fashion Shakespeares publication into the calamity thats known around the world. Each death pushes the story forward continuously, leading to the finale where the two hit the hayrs go along due to love and hate from both feuding families.Mercutio, the joker and comic relief of the play, dies first and foremost. Tybalt spies Romeo at Lord Capulets extravaganza and vows to continue his fighting twosome by sayingI will withdraw but this intrusion shall, Now seeming sweet, convert to bittrest gall (I, V, 93-95) Determined to affaire dhonneur with Romeo, in Act Three, Scene 1, he challenges the Montague but Romeo declines fighting with his brother-in-law, sayingI do protest I never injured thee, But love thee better than deoxyguanosine monophosphate canst devise (III, 1,67-68),His statement means he doesnt want to cause Tybalt any harm but would rather leave the scene. Mercu tio steps in for Romeo, Romeo comes between them, and Tybalts sword stabs Mercutio when Romeo was holding Mercutio back. As Mercutio lays wounded and waiting for a surgeon, he blames Romeo for his injury saying, Why the devil came you between us? I was hurt under your arm. (III, I, 103-105) Soon following, Romeo learns that Mercutio is dead by Benvolio who saysO Romeo, Romeo, brave Mercutio is dead That gallant spirit haths aspired the clouds, Which too untimely here did decline the earth. (III, I, 118 120)Romeo, enraged at the killing of one of his dearest friends, challenges Tybalt to a fight for revenge, sayingNow Tybalt, take the villain back again That late thou gavest me for Mercutios soul Is but a little way above our heads, Staying for thine to keep him company. Either thou or I, or both, must go with him. (III, I, 127 131) Tybalt takes up the challenge and the Capulet falls to the ground, dead by Romeos sword. Benvolio tells everyone including the Prince what has happen ed later sayingThere lies the man, (Tybalt) slain by young Romeo, That slew thy kinsman, brave Mercutio. (III, I, 146 147)With Romeo banished and Juliet acting as if she was dead in the Capulet family tomb, Paris comes to her grave to mourn the loss of his fiancee. On the path of the family tomb, he spots a torch and puts his own out to get word the stranger, saying

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