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Romeo Has Proven Guilt

  • Date Submitted: 05/13/2010 01:54 PM
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The testimonies from the prosecution, The City of Verona, and the defense, have made it quite placid that Romeo Montague is guilty and responsible for the death of six people. This is especially apparent due to the fact that the opposition agreed with the prosecution on one crucial point; the slaying of Mercutio and then Tybalt resulted in a chain reaction which resulted in four more deaths. In this closing argument in favor of convicting Romeo on six charges of murder the opposition's contentions in favor of Romeo's innocence will be rebutted, and then Romeo's guilt will be proven through thorough evidence.

      Before providing evidence to prove Romeo's guilt, the opposition's contentions shall be rebutted especially those pertaining to the death of Mercutio and Tybalt. The defense had staked a claim that Romeo was not responsible for the death of Mercutio or Tybalt, and thus was not responsible for any other deaths. This statement if false due to the fact that Romeo was responsible for both the death of Mercutio and Tybalt. The reason Romeo is responsible for the death of Mercutio is the following, Romeo failed to inform even his closest friends (one of them being Mercutio) of his marriage to Juliet Capulet. The result of this was that Mercutio did not comprehend why Romeo did not wish to fight Tybalt, and thus he fought Tybalt in place of Romeo. Romeo did attempt to stop the fray by suggesting he had a reason not to stop Tybalt, but was very vague and spoke in riddles which served to do more harm than good. Romeo tells Tybalt the following as a reason he cannot fight him, "I do protest I never injured thee,/But love thee better than thou canst devise/Till thou shalt know the reason of my love;/And so, good Capulet, which name I tender/As dearly as mine own, be satisfied"(lines64-68Act3). Members of the jury, when a member of two families who bitterly hate each other randomly pronounces love for a man from the other house without elaborating, it can serve to...


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