Compare and Contrast Creon and Brutus

Topics: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet Pages: 2 (432 words) Published: October 14, 2010
Shawn Nelson
Period 4
Love and Death Between Two People
Some of the people who believe in fate would say it was unfortunate destiny was the reason for Romeo and Juliets death. For people like me would say it was simply not convincing enough. The major cause of death for Romeo and Juliet was fighting between the two families.

Reading this play for the time I was shocked how many of the characters skill keep on fighting even when they know what it would to the families. Almost at the beginning of every scence there was a fight for ex servants of the Capulets household started to fight with the servants of the Montagus. Tauntng Abram of the house of the Montagus with an obscence gesture ( do you bite your thumb at us sir?) Sampson starts a fight that will eventually involve not only other family members but almost the whole city.

Lady Capulet could have stopped all this. Were she more of a mother to Juliet, instead of merely the body that carried her for nine months, Juliet may not have felt that Friar Lawrence's plan was her only option. Were she less cold and insensitive, she and Lord Capulet would have had a better relationship as well, and she would have been able to step in on Juliet's behalf when she knew full well that Juliet was not content to marry Paris. But she didn't know, did she? No, Lady Capulet was so distant from her daughter that she brought the news of her coming marriage as "joyful tidings".

The final character who could have certainly stopped the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is Friar Lawrence. This man, whom the two teens both trusted very much, was so arrogant as to think that he alone could with this one plot and this perfect love bring to an end the feud of the tow families that had been battling for years. How irresponsible to take the trust that they had in him as an elder and a man of god to know the right thing for them to do, and use it to attempt to gain the credit for the end of the feud.

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