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Critically examine which characters take some responsibility for the deaths of Rome and Juliet

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Introduction

Critically examine which characters take some responsibility for the deaths of Rome and Juliet The dramatic tale of the two star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet Lay in Fair Verona as a result of their deaths enforced upon them by themselves. As a result of their romance, tragedy found a permanent place in both their families and their lives. The two families, who were the main causes of the tragedies, were the Capulets and the Montagues'. Romeo was the son of Lord and Lady Montague, and his cousin Benvolio was his best friend along with Mercutio and priest, Friar Lawrence. On the other hand, Juliet was the daughter of Lord and Lady Capulet, but had been bought up by her Nurse. The nurse was the maid of the Capulet mansion and was Juliet's most trustable friend. She also had a cousin, Tybalt who was the nephew of Lord Capulet. The theoretical saga began when Romeo and Juliet met and fell in love. ...read more.

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Early morning after the 20 hours on the potion were over, Juliet woke to find her Romeo dead and so she killed herself too. After concluding the main events of the story, I found most of the characters playing a part in the misfortune of Romeo and Juliet. Firstly, Romeo and Juliet themselves were to blame for their radical decisions. They acted very quick and arrogant towards these decisions and ignored and didn't give a thought to what the outcome would have been. Their love was brutal and was a powerful emotion, which catapulted them against the world and even against themselves. Romeo was very independent and refused to put their love on hold as both of them were determined to marry a.s.a.p. Juliet made her feeling clear that she did not care that Romeo was a Montague for she believed there was nothing in a name he would still be the same person if he had any other name. ...read more.

Conclusion

Lord and Lady Capulet lead Juliet to her actions by no paying any attention to her wants and needs. Lady Capulet was always interested in everything but her daughter and Lord Capulet was too ambitious for her Juliet to marry someone who she disliked and also had too much power over her which he took advantage of. Such as when he was forcing her to marry Paris and she disagreed, he more or less beat her up and forced her to marry him. ' Sir Paris, I will make a desperate tender of my Childs love: I think she will be rul'd in all respects by me' Above all the people to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet comes fate. It was destiny that the two met and fell in love. It was coincidence that they were from families who hated each other. It was bad luck that the letter Friar had sent to Romeo didn't reach him and it was providence that Juliet woke only as Romeo was dying after taking poison. ...read more.

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