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"Who do you think was most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?"

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Romeo and Juliet "Who do you think was most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?" 'Romeo and Juliet' is a romantic tale written by William Shakespeare about two individuals from separate families that fall in love and knowing the hatred between the families. Set in Italy, Verona both Capulets and Montagues have had a long-standing conflict between each other, this reflects upon how Romeo and Juliet's tale ended in tragedy. The play that meant to have love and fate within becomes a dark, hatred war. The different types of themes included within Romeo and Juliet are: * Love and Hate - Romeo and Juliet's love for each other and the Capulet and Montague's hate for each other. * Peace and War - The peace is shown to be the quietness on the streets and the war would be labelled as the quarrel between the families. * Light and Dark - This could resemble the atmosphere between the good times and the bad times. * Fate and Choice - Fate is what brings Romeo and Juliet together and it would be their choice or the families if they had to marry or split. ...read more.

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The tale has an affect on the society as well as the families because the members of the families would be thrown out of Verona by the Prince. The Prince set out that if there were any more disturbances in the streets they would be thrown out. "Three civil brawls, bred of an airy word, by thee, old Capulet and Montague, have thrice disturbed the quiet of our streets, and made Verona's ancient citizens cast by their grave beeseeming ornaments to wield old partisans, in hands as old, cankered with peace, to part your cankered hate; " If you ever disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay the price." It shows here that the Prince has given his final say towards the saga and will take no more. In this case I believe that Romeo and Juliet's family are to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. This should have been solved at the start while the family feud. The families should have let the individuals choose for themselves who they wish to marry. ...read more.

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In conclusion, I believe that everyone is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. This is because everyone puts their part towards the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The family feud forced Romeo and Juliet to keep their relationship a secret and not allow anyone to know. Both Romeo and Juliet should have considered their part of the family and put them first because they knew the consequences of them being together. And as the story progressed serious matters arouse and they should have broke apart. The Friar should not have given any advice to Juliet or maybe told her father, yet this could have made things worse. Given Juliet the potion made circumstances worse because Romeo knew nothing about this. Juliet should not have violated her parents in that way and the forceful arranged marriage should have been truthfully settled by her with her parents. Not only the family and people in the society but also the Prince could have stopped the feud between the families before any deaths had occurred. So overall everyone plays their own part to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet and is no one in particular. Jagjit Johal English Coursework Romeo and Juliet ...read more.

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