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'Romeo and Juliet' is a romantic story created by Shakespeare four hundred years ago.

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Romeo & Juliet Introduction 'Romeo and Juliet' is a romantic story created by Shakespeare four hundred years ago. The story is mainly about a pair of 'star-crossed lovers', whose love was destined for destruction. The two teenagers express their love for each other despite the fact of their families' background of feuding to gain higher position and power. Coursework question: Who is responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet? For hundreds of years people have argued about the reason of who was responsible and why did Romeo and Juliet die. In my opinion, I believe that no one was responsible for the death, I consider that the main cause was chance, since that everything just led into another, not to mention that Romeo and Juliet love seemed a dead end from the start of the play. Shakespeare considered a feeling in his plays that there is always someone in control of life, control of fate and destiny (people at that time believed that fortune was foretold in the stars ...read more.

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But as the play continues, she changes her mind after hearing Juliet's parents not accepting Juliet's opinion and forcing Juliet to marry Paris. The nurse foolishly advices Juliet to follow her father's decision of marrying Paris, even after knowing the relationship of the secret marriage Romeo and Juliet had. The nurse is a duel loyalties character that near the end of the play altered into a fearful and nervous character. Her advice was not a realistic suggestion considering that she knew Juliet for a long time, and that she helped Juliet with the relationship of Romeo. Another character would be Friar Lawrence (a friend of Romeo) he has an ambiguous role in the death of the lovers. The Friar also keen to see the peace between the feuding families, agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet; although near the start of the play, he did not think of such marriage as a 'good idea', he said: "These violent delights have violent ends, And in their triumph die... ...read more.

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He was too hasty and lived only three days with his relationship with Juliet (they met, got married, died). Romeo did not seem to think of the consequences of his actions; for example, the assassination of Tybalt (Juliet's cousin) and Paris. Juliet was also in the wrong, in my opinion, it was wrong of her to reject her father's words and her family's judgment of what would be best for her, because she was too young to decide who she would marry. She knew her parents' expectations that she'd be engaged to Paris; like Romeo, she rushed into marriage (with Romeo). Overall, I believe that the death of Romeo and Juliet is done by a series of events that lead into each other. Romeo and Juliet were very young teenagers who did not truly understand the meaning of true love (this was shown in many sections throughout the play). I believe that both Romeo and Juliet were emotionally immature and needed more time to know each other before getting married. ...read more.

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