Minor Characters Influences On Major Characters Essay

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Minor Characters Influences On Major Characters

The Minor Characters In Romeo And Juliet Have A Great Deal Of Influence Of The Destinies
Of The Major CharactersRomeo and Juliet is a play based on love, fate, change and tragedy.
It tracks the story of two lovers from opposing families' ancient feud, in death. Like
most stories, the major characters play an important role, such as the decisions in which
they take. Yet the minor characters also have a good deal of influence over the ultimate
destinies of Romeo and Juliet.The first minor character to be mentioned should be Tybalt.
He was a butter enemy of Romeo, and had he not been 'slain', Romeo would never had been
banished. In Act 3, Scene 1, Tybalt kills Mercutio when Romeo attempts to come between the
combatants and averts the fight. Out of blind rage, Romeo kills Tybalt. "And in my tmeper
soften'd valours see!" Had Romeo not decided to exact revenge on Tybalt, perhaps the
Capulets might have accepted him as a son. This would mean that Romeo and Juliet would not
have had to hide their love for each other. Tybalt, indeed, had a large effect on the
lives of Romeo and Juliet, by killing Mercutio.Another minor character thought to have
shaped the destinies of Romeo and Juliet is Paris. In Act 3, Scene 5, Lady Capulet
announces that Juliet is to marry Paris. "The County Paris, at Saint Peter's church, Shall
happily make thee there a joyful bride." Juliet obviously refuses and goes to Friar
Laurence for help. Friar Laurence devises a plan, which will prevent the marriage and
reunite Romeo with Juliet. However, this plan goes horribly wrong, perhaps causing the
deaths of Romeo and Juliet. If Paris had not wished to be with Juliet, none of the
following would have occurred.Friar Laurence gives a letter to Friar John to send to Romeo
about Juliet's plans. But Friar John was unable to find Romeo. "Nor get a messenger to
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