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At the end of the play, Romeo and Juliet are dead - Who, or what is to blame?

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Krystle Torio 10 Ignatius Ms McCarthy GCSE Coursework Essay Romeo and Juliet/Shakespeare At the end of the play, Romeo and Juliet are dead. Who, or what is to blame? William Shakespeare has produced unique plays one of his well known is 'Romeo and Juliet'. Romeo and Juliet was written on 1595. It is based on a poem by Arthur Brooke 'The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet (1562)' In Brookes poem it includes familiar characters and long narrative poem. Shakespeare has then based this play around the play then has constructed it by making it livelier, with dramatic n the sense of uniqueness. The main themes are Love and Conflict but among that there are more events included in the play. Mostly based on the two characters Romeo and Juliet love at first sight but ends in misery because of difference between the two families. At times of Shakespeare it was illegal for woman to be on stage, so female parts were played by male (even Juliet) The play contains lots of poetry, which are Sonnets. For hundreds of years people have argued over the causes and reasons in who or what was to blame for the young lovers death. ...read more.


The Nurse tries to help the lovers but fails in the end. When Juliet is forced to marry Paris by her parents. Juliet turns to the Nurse for help she betrays her and says that marrying Paris will keep the peace "I think it best you married with County.... Romeo's a dish clout to him"Act3 scene5 Lines118-120 Here she betrays Juliet after all the positive things she says about Romeo Some may say that love at first sight was the cause of the tragedy. Romeo and Juliet have a quick rapid courtship and marriage may cause their deaths. This might involve the Courtly Love tradition. As at the beginning Romeo is in love with Rosaline, this infatuates this because he only likes her for her beauty. The play also has contrasts of love. Mercutio and the Nurse are appeared more rude and sexy while Romeo and Juliet have true love and romance. It is obvious that Romeo and Juliet experience Love at first sight because of the use of language. Romeo describes his Juliet as; "bright angel ,for thou art As glorious as the night, being o'er my head, As a winged messenger of heaven." ...read more.


Also she remembers her cousin Tybalt who still wants to kill Romeo. And when she wakes up and sees the dead bodies she would go insane. Romeo has a dream, which links to the premonition of their death. He visions them lying on their deathbed together. Who do I blame for Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet Death? I find that there are a lot of reasons for this, which includes all of these. Firstly I think that the conflict between the two families is one of the main reasons, at the end it clearly states "See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, that heaven finds mean to kill your joys with love" Act5 Scene3 Lines292-293 Showing that the prince blames them for their deaths. Also I think the accident of Tybalt and Mercutio sets off the death. As because of this Romeo is banished from Verona to be parted away from his Juliet. Another reason is the accident of the miscarriage of the letter I blame this for Romeos death. The love that they both had was strong that they would die for each other. "Well, Juliet, I will lie with thee tonight" Act5 scene1 line34 Is the expression of that love in death? So my main conclusion rests on the blame for the feud between the Capulets and Montagues. ...read more.

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