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In Romeo and Juliet, who or what do you think is to blame for the tragic out-come of the play? The play Romeo and Juliet was thought

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Romeo and Juliet In Romeo and Juliet, who or what do you think is to blame for the tragic out-come of the play? The play Romeo and Juliet was thought to have been written between 1595-1596 by William Shakespeare and has proved to be a popular play that captures the emotions and imagination of anyone who watches it. It is a tragic story of forbidden love and is said to have been based on two real lovers in Verona, who died for each other. The whole play, from beginning to end takes place over five days. Romeo and Juliet are two star-crossed teenagers who fall in love but who's families are bitter enemies. They are married in secret by Friar Lawrence, they make every effort to conceal their actions, but in the end it all end in tragedy. Throughout the play many people die as a consequence of other people's actions: Tybalt provoked Mercutio into fighting and then killed him, because of that Romeo killed Tybalt. Romeo was banished for killing Tybalt, because of the banishment Romeo and Juliet get separated also Lady Dotage dies of grief. Juliet fakes her death with help from Friar Lawrence, Romeo finds out and thinks she is really dead; he then kills Paris and himself at the Capulets tomb. ...read more.


Friar: In one respect I'll thy assistant be. For this alliance may so happy prove To turn your households' rancour to pure love. The Friar was responsible for the marriage of Romeo and Juliet, he knew they were both still very young and were not full capable of taking responsibility for themselves. The Friar was naive in believing that the marriage would settle the feud between the two families. Friar Lawrence also gave Juliet the poison to make her seem dead and was responsible for getting the information of Juliet's fake death to Romeo. The Nurse had her pat to play in Juliet and Romeos deaths. The Nurse saw Romeo and Juliet kissing at the ball and did not tell her employers about it. If she had all of the trouble and tragedy could have been prevented. The Nurse went and found Romeo to find out if he intended to marry Juliet. The Nurse went behind the Capulets back again and she acted as a messenger between the two lovers. As Juliet was so young and still very naive the Nurse should of warned Juliet of the consequences instead of encouraging her. ...read more.


Benvolio: I pray thee, good Mercutio, lets retire. The day is hot, the Capulets are abroad. And if we meet we shall not' scrape a brawl, For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring. Fate has to have the biggest part in the tragedy, even from the beginning the two lovers seem to be doomed. Prologue: their deaths bury their parents' strife Fate seems to be the cause of the letter being delayed, which in turn caused Paris's, Romeos and Juliet's deaths. It was also Fate that Romeo and Juliet ever met, if they had not most probably no one would have died. Although Fate caused the tragedy it also resolves the two families feuds. Fate plays a big part in the play because in Elizabethan times it was more acceptable to believe in fate. Who or what was to blame for the tragedy? I believe that the blame dose not rest with any one character or thing e.g. if Tybalt had not been so hot-tempered, if Romeo had not been hasty, if the Nurse had gone to her employers then maybe none of the death would of happened. This play not only teaches that we are all responsible for our actions, but that fate will always have a part to play in the consequences. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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