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Who Was To Blame For The Death's Of Romeo & Juliet? Romeo & Juliet is a play written by one of the most renowned, and utmost writers of all time, William Shakespeare, whom has created heaps of plays based on tragedies such as 'Romeo & Juliet', which is based on the concept of melancholy and deplorable events through out the play. Romeo and Juliet is about 'a pair of star-cross'd lovers', who express deep emotions with each other, and end up marrying in clandestine, whilst their households are buried in a prehistoric chasm of feud, which leads to the deaths of family members, and relatives. Inexorably like numerous amorous stories, leads Romeo and Juliet committing a suicide, due to a misunderstanding. Manifestly upon their deaths the two households avow to end the feud, and atrocities of their households once, and for all. In this subsequent essay I will give my opinions to why three out of many candidates may be held responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The primary aspect in this play is the bad blood between the Capulets, and Montague's, which any of their households could have congested at any time, yet nonetheless in an endeavour to put ...read more.


Keeping their marriage a secret caused Romeo and Juliet to seek, and turn to other people for advice. Friar Lawrence's actions throughout the play resulted in the two lovers deaths. He assisted the two when they wanted to get married, which began the disastrous events in the play. Friar Lawrence says to Romeo, ' In one respect I'll thy assistance be for the alliance may so happy prove, to turn your households' rancour to pure love'. When he is saying this his thoughts are meaning that by him marrying the two the feud between the two families would cease to exist, meaning the result of this outcome would have a positive impact upon the two households, yet however he does not stop to think the negative outcome if it was to happen. Friar Lawrence can also be mainly blamed, because his ideas nearly always prove to be very risky with not even the slightest chance of success. This accusation from me can be proven by recalling his words, when he advises Juliet on shutting ' up the day of life'. He goes to such extreme extents that he provides Juliet with a 'distilling liquor', which will cause her to have, 'no breath', and 'no warmth' as if she was dead. ...read more.


Both of these quotes show us that the love of these two lovers was meant to end tragically, and in deep sorrow. The masquerade party was above all the most important aspect of fate. The fact that Romeo was wearing a mask and his face was well hidden allowed Juliet to fall in love with him, and therefore she did not know whom it was. If Juliet had known that it was the son of the Montague's she would probably have not fallen in love with him due to the conflicts between his and her families. In conclusion to this essay, I have chosen and given the winning position of the role for 'who was to blame' to no other than Fate, because the tragedies which occurred throughout the play were not merely the fault of any one individual, because if looked in depth many parties, and people can be held or linked being responsible in various ways to Romeo and Juliet's downfall. So evidently from the very beginning before probably Romeo and Juliet were born it was set by fate that they were set the tasks as empty vessels used as pawn pieces to end the feud between the two households, and unite them in social harmony. Raees Gillani Miss Shanahan 10A ...read more.

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