Drama Leads To Death
Drama Leads To DeathMales may not usually be as dramatic within stories, especially in more modern stories and even Renaissance times when many men were big in the arts and inventing. However, in the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare that takes place in an Italian state called Verona, where two families, The Capulets, and The Montagues, have been rivals for years, the houses violently separated. The males within the play of both houses and even other civilians bring up a lot of drama with each other going on from beginning to end with multiple fights and other scenarios occurring throughout. Males have a dramatic impact through their fights, deaths, and Romeo's love obsessions. To start off, males have a dramatic impact through their fights. After the main fight of the story where Tybalt kills Mercutio and Romeo kills Tybalt the punishment for Romeo is revealed:And for that offence. Immediately we do exile him hence. I have an interest in your hearts' proceeding. My blood for your rude brawls doth lie a-bleeding.
But I’ll amerce you with so strong a fine. That you shall all repent the loss of mine. I will be deaf to pleading and excuses. Nor tears nor prayers shall purchase out abuses, Therefore use none. Let Romeo hence in haste, Else, when he’s found, that hour is his last. Bear hence this body and attend our will. Mercy but murders, pardoning those that kill (3.1.148-59). Following the main fight of the story even though Romeo wasn’t executed after killing Tybalt since he was avenging Mercutio, he was banished from Verona and would be executed if he was found within the city limits. This shows how big the rivalry was between the two houses as fights were almost daily ranging in severity from just insults to fights, fighting to the death. Including, the first fight in the story that’s right after the prologue where Sampson and Gregory of the Capulets and Abram and Benvolio of the Montagues get into a quarrel. It ends when Benvolio threatens them with his sword. Fights between them are scattered throughout the first half of the story and are mostly over after the main fighter for the Capulets, Tybalt is dead, Romeo’s friend Mercutio dead, and Romeo exiled.
Romeo was mostly peaceful in the early parts of the story, however, he became violet for a short time when Tybalt killed Mercutio which led to Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s exile.Secondly, males have a dramatic impact through their deaths. Late in the story, since Friar John couldn't get the letter of Juliet's fake death and plan to get to him, so Balthasar got there first and tells Romeo of Juliet’s death. This leads Romeo to lose his mind and immediately set off to sneak in into Verona and her tomb, where he committed suicide next to Juliet. Romeo says his last words: “Here’s to my love! (drinks the poison) O true apothecary, Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.”(5.3.129-31) Romeo did this because he never got the news from the Friar and Balashair, his page, got to him first with news of Juliet's “death”. Ironically, Friar Lawrence and Balthasar break into her tomb shortly after Romeo’s death as Friar realized that Romeo didn’t get the news from Friar John and that Balashair told Romeo she was “dead”. Coupled with, Juliet also woke up just after the Friar and Balthasar got to them, overcome with grief she also committed suicide. The male deaths show the drama between them.Lastly, males have a more dramatic impact on the story through Romeo’s love obsessions. When Romeo learns from his man Balthasar of Juliet’s “death”, this is his reaction, Romeo announces to Balthasar:Is it e’en so? Then I defy you, stars! Thou know’st my lodging. Get me ink and paper, And hire post horses. I will hence tonight.
Balthasar comebacks with: I do beseech you, sir, have patience. Your looks are pale and wild, and do import Some misadventure. (5.1.24-29)This quote is the most dramatic part of Romeo’s love obsessions and leads to the most dramatic part of the play. Some people might say that this reaction is obsessive, as Romeo’s quote basically means he’s going to commit suicide, but based on his love obsessions throughout the play it may not be that surprising. This reaction is possible due to the fact Friar John couldn't get the letter to him that Juliet’s death was fake, because John was in quarantine. Romeo didn't hesitate on his death wish, to die next to Juliet in her tomb. Since Romeo’s love with Juliet is the main purpose of the play, there's no doubt that makes the ending with the death reaction and subsequent suicide that makes this the most dramatic part of the story. The ironic part is that since Juliet's death was fake she woke up shortly after he killed himself leading to her suicide, also Friar Lawrence came in shortly after as he realized Romeo didn't get the letter from Friar John, somehow not realizing before. Evidence shows that Romeo’s love obsessions had a dramatic impact on the play. It might seem that females have a big dramatic impact on the play.
Admittedly, Juliet also committed suicide next to Romeo after she woke up. Also, not trying to be sexist, however people might agree that females are usually the more dramatic ones in stories and real life. But undoubtedly, the males are the ones that got into the multiple fights, had more deaths and Romeo’s love obsession lead to two more deaths. This should lead people to believe that in Romeo and Juliet that the males of the play have a more dramatic effect on the play.In conclusion, males have a more dramatic effect on the play through their conflicts, fatalities, and Romeo’s obsession with Juliet.
This is important because of the dramatic effect the males have caused many of the events that occur throughout the play, specifically the fatalities, altercations, and Romeo’s obsession. Even though the females have a dramatic effect too, mainly Juliet’s suicide. However, the males have a much more significant effect on the play as their actions cause most of the results from beginning to the end of the story, unlike most stories, right.