Romeo and Juliet killing themselves and the conclusion of the play. LCP to the moment where Romeo hears of Gullet’s passing, it seemed like there might have been a happy future for the couple. But as soon as the news comes through that Juliet is dead many unfortunate events start to tumble into the plot. As soon as Romeo hears the news of his youthful rashness comes out “Is it nee so? Then defy you, stars! “, we learn that Romeo is looking to defy fate and kill himself so he can be with Juliet.
However, his determination to kill myself only succeeds in bringing his and Juliet real death, a fate we learn of at the start of the play. So the consequences of human rashness and the inevitability of fate are the two themes that cause everything to go wrong from this moment onwards. This moment is the main twist of the play as all that happens afterwards could have been avoided by a single letter being delivered. This miscommunication causes Romeo to make a whole number of sadness-fuelled decisions that ultimately ends up killing both him and his over.
Fifth truth of Gullet’s death actually being faked so the two of them could run away together had been known by Romeo then the plays ending would have been completely different. This moment is the point that ultimately leads to the unnecessary death of Romeo and Juliet and the two families making peace because of the harm they have caused. Because of this moment Romeo heads immediately towards Gullet’s tomb with death in mind, and kills himself to be with his lover.
Ironically Juliet awakes to find Romeo dead and decides she must kill herself to, to be with her lover “Oh churl, drunk all, and left no friendly drop to help me after? “. Juliet is annoyed with Romeo for not leaving any poison so she can join him in death, it is clear she has no interest in living without Romeo. So as the two families find the bodies of their children they learn of the love they felt for one another and this brings closure to the play – the feud resolving and the two families reconciling.
The moment when Romeo hears of Gullet’s death is the most important moment of the play and is the point where everything starts to go wrong. The rashness of youth and the inevitability of fate are both key themes that make this scene the point where the play heads towards its final conclusion. Although the moment itself was a twist the ending was inevitable, as we found from the start the fate of Romeo and Juliet was sealed. This moment was important and lead to the back-story feud resolving itself.