The Fault of Romeo Through Romeo and Juliet Love Story

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  “Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” Death is something no one can escape from, but Romeo died for a reason and it was his fault. For example, he was supposed to be banished, he killed Tybalt and Paris, and he was a Montague with a Capulet. Aristotle has given us the best definition of a tragic hero in his book Poetics. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo is 'a tragic hero.”Aristotle defines a tragic hero as one who is of high social standing. In other words, a tragic hero is not just a peasant or a regular person because seeing a ruler or leader fall is for more tragic than just a common guy. A tragic hero must also be a good and decent person This is according to Aristotle’s definition, a tragic hero is a character “who is neither completely good nor completely bad, but also a member of royalty.”

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Every tragic hero has their fall. Romeo was supposed to be banished because he killed Tybalt. If he was banished he shouldn’t have come back. He rightfully deserved to die because he was banished. If you are banished you should be killed for coming back. So he basically he had that coming. I understand why he came back, but he was still banished.

He also killed Paris and Tybalt. “Enraged, Romeo declares that his love for Juliet has made him effeminate, and that he should have fought Tybalt in Mercutio's place. When Tybalt, still angry, storms back onto the scene, Romeo draws his sword. They fight, and Romeo kills Tybalt”. Romeo killed Tybalt and death should be punishable with death, but instead they send him away. This could’ve been a warning sign from God to stay away before you die, like he eventually does. When Paris thought Romeo was vandalizing the tomb Paris attacked.

Romeo, but Romeo ended up killing him. Romeo then puts Paris next to her tomb so he could be with Juliet as he dies. Again if Romeo would’ve stayed out of the city it could’ve prevented the death of Paris, who was mourning Juliet at her tomb. Again I think death should be punishable by death. Paris would’ve never thought Romeo was vandalizing the tomb if Romeo would’ve just stayed away. Romeo was a montage and Juliet was a capulet. This is the whole reason they both died. They shouldn’t have met each other at the party, they shouldn’t have gotten married, and this was the biggest rule they broke in the play. Romeo was never supposed to be at the party because it was a capulet party. Lord capulet could’ve had Romeo killed, but instead spared him for the sake of the party.

Romeo was responsible for his death because of his actions throughout the play. He did many things to influence his own death. Had he not allowed himself to be persuaded into crashing the ball, he never would have angered Tybalt, and his life never would have been put in jeopardy. His second emotionally driven, rash decision was avenging himself on Tybalt, even though rationally he knew that Tybalt would have been justly killed by the law. This rash decision led to his banishment, as well as to his own death and Juliet's as well. He killed Tybalt and Paris, he was a Montague and Julietwas a capulet, and he was banished but ended up coming back to Verona.              

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