Romeo and Juliet

Maia Shain
Mrs. Ridolfi
Romeo and Juliet Essay
Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet
When Romeo and Juliet are faced with forbidden love, drastic measures are yet to occur. William Shakespeare has written many good plays but one best known around the world is The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The couple is faced with many choices, only deciding which choice to make affected the entire plot. In Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, the decisions made by Romeo and Juliet affect their outcome by deciding to go to the Capulet’s party, getting married, and Juliet deciding to drink the potion.
Romeo and his friends of the Montague’s decide to go to the Capulet’s party. Benvolio and Romeo overhear of the party by one of the Capulet’s servants. Benvolio tries to get Romeo to go by saying “That I will show you shining at this feast/ and she shall scant show very well that now seems best” (1.2.101). This affects Romeo’s decision because he decides he will go but doesn’t believe he will find anyone better than his Rosaline. If Benvolio did not say this to Romeo, or try to get him to go to the party, he might not have decided to go, therefore not meeting Juliet. Without meeting her, the whole play would have been completely different.
Romeo and Juliet disobey their parents and secretly get married. In Act II, Romeo goes into the Capulet’s garden to talk to Juliet in her balcony. Towards the end of their conversation, Juliet mentions to Romeo about getting married, mentioning “If that thy bent of love be honorable/thy purpose marriage/ send me word tomorrow” (2.2.148-149). Juliet means that she will send someone to Romeo asking if he wants to get married, and if so she will go to Friar Lawrence’s cell and marry him. If Romeo never said yes to marry Juliet the outcome of this tragedy would have changed.
Juliet decides to drink the potion that Friar Lawrence gives to her. In this scene she goes to Friar Lawrence to ask him for advice on marrying a...