The choices we make today and the choices we make around others could affect them in ways that are not expected. William Shakespeare's expertise as a literary genius does not come naturally, for his theatrical masterpieces as a playwright entwine flawless craft with transcendent themes. In Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the causes of Romeo and Juliet’s death are caused by the sophomoric actions that they thought were the logical action to take, but their deaths were helped caused by others. Mercutio, the nurse, and Friar Laurence all make decisions that cause outcomes not expected by them like Mercutio by forcing Romeo to go to the party, the Nurse by betraying Juliet, and the Friar by secretly marring the two. Mercutio, the nurse, and Friar Laurence all assisted to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
Even though Mercutio was killed off and not talked of again, he was a vital character in aiding to the death of Romeo. Initially, Romeo was too despondent to do anything fun or interesting because Rosaline was not giving him what he wanted but Mercutio, after hearing about the Capulet party, was able to persuade Romeo into going to the party. At the party, Romeo and Juliet fall in love and this is the beginning of the end for the two. As well as taking Romeo to the party, Mercutio caused Romeo to be banished, causing him to die later. Mercutio was trying to help Romeo by fighting Tybalt, but instead of helping Romeo, the outcome is Mercutio’s death. This infuriated Romeo, causing Tybalt and Romeo to fight, ending it Tybalt’s death which caused Romeo to be banished. His banishment is what causes Juliet to go to the Friar who makes a plan which ends up killing both Romeo and Juliet. This all leads back to Mercutio helping cause the death of Romeo and Juliet but there were other minor characters that assisted in ending their lives.
Not only Mercutio, but the nurse aided in causing the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The nurse was the one who supported...
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