Romeo and Juliet Final Project

By: Taylor Hemann

Who is the most fault for the problems that happen in Romeo and Juliet and why do you feel that way?

The person that is the most fault for all of the problems that happened in Romeo and Juliet is Romeo. I feel like Romeo is the person with the most fault because almost every problem that has happened, Romeo is involved with the problem in some way, shape, or form. Romeo has caused many problems such as meeting a girl from a completely different house than his and falling in love with her, killing Tybalt, and forcing Friar Lawrence to marry Romeo and Juliet.

Textual Evidence #1

Quote- Romeo says, "For saints have hands that pilgrims' hands do touch, and palm to palm is holy palmers' kiss" (1.5.101-102).

Explanation- This explains that Romeo fell in love with Juliet. When he found out that Juliet is from the Capulet family, he knew it wasn't a good idea that he fell in love with her because he is going to have to fight for his love. They both came from two different houses. Romeo lives with the Montague's and Juliet lives with Capulet's. Both of their parents don't get along, so Romeo has to fight hard to keep their love alive.

Textual Evidence #2

Quote- Benvolio states, "Romeo, away, be gone! The citizens are up, and Tybalt slain. Stand not amazed. The prince will doom thee death if thou art taken. Hence, be gone, away!" (3.1.134-137).

Explanation- This is another example that shows that Romeo is the most fault for the problems that happen in this story because he kills Tybalt. When Romeo got back after he killed Tybalt, he heard about what his consequences are going to be since he killed Tybalt. This shows another thing, how Romeo puts another obstacle into his and Juliet's relationship and in the story. Since his consequence is to never see anyone again and to be locked up for the rest of his life, he said that he would rather die than to be locked up for the rest of his life because it would be less painful to sit and think about Juliet and how their life could have been if he didn't kill Tybalt.

Textual Evidence #3

Quote- Friar Lawrence states, "Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast" (2.4.94).

Explanation- Romeo forces Friar Lawrence to marry him and Juliet, so they could be together the rest of their lives. When Romeo tells Friar Lawrence that, he thinks that Romeo is taking things too fast with his and Juliet's relationship. Romeo wanted to get married to Juliet before Juliet's family/house tries to kill him. So Romeo does and ends up dying anyway.

Romeo vs. Friar Lawrence

I think that Romeo is more at fault for things rather than Friar Lawrence because when Romeo told Friar Lawrence to marry him and Juliet, but Friar Lawrence didn't want to. He questioned about the marriage because he didn't want them to get married since he knew things wouldn't end well. Friar thought they were moving things along too fast with their relationship. Also Romeo was the one that killed Tybalt, not Friar Lawrence.