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Rationalize who is to blame for the misfortune of Romeo and Juliet.

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Romeo & Juliet In the following essay I will rationalize who is to blame for the misfortune of Romeo and Juliet. To do this, I will start by looking at the situation between the Lord and Lady Capulet, how they allowed Romeo to remain at the masked ball and how their attitude changed after the death of Tybalt. After this, I will look at the concern that Lord and Lady Montogue had for their depressed son, also the reaction of Tybalts aggressive attitude towards the Montogue's. I will also consider Mercutio and Benvolio's encouragement of Rome to gate crash the Capulet party and their desire to fight Tybalt. Also why Friar Lawrence encouraged the relation ship of Romeo and Juliet and then the manipulation of Juliet's mock death. Firstly there are a number of possible suspects to blame for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Benvolio told Romeo to go to the Capulet's party to compare his love Rosalyn to the other girls. When Benvolio told Romeo to "Go thither to the Capulets' feast and compare Rosalyn's face with some of the others that I will show " (Act I, Scene 2, line 88-89), this quote is obviously showing that Benvolio was unknowingly setting the scene for the suicide of Romeo and Juliet. ...read more.


Overall the prince was very pleased with the Capulet's and the party went well. Secondly Lord and Lady Montigue were very concerned about their depressed son Romeo. He was not part of the fight at the beginning of the play but Lady Montague was wondering where he was, (Act 1 Scene 1 line 114) " O where is Romeo? Saw you him to day? Right glad I am he was not at this Friday". Then Benvolio proved that Romeo was heart broken in (Act 1 Scene 1 line 116) "Madam an hour before the worshipp'd sun peer'd forth the golden window of the east, a troubled mind drove me to walk abroad where underneath the grove of sycamore. So early walking did I see your son. Towards him I made, but he was ware of me, and stole into the covert of the wood. I, measuring his affections by my own, which then most sought where most might not be found, being one too many by my weary self, pursu'd my humor not pursuing his, and gladly shunn'd who gladly fled from me" In the quote Benvolio is saying, Romeo was actually heart broken by a girl named Rosalyn he thought he loved, and was by himself sulking. ...read more.


But when Romeo was exiled, this was no longer an option. The Capulets would have been less than pleased to learn that their daughter was married to a killer. Thus, the Friar's good intentions lead to bad results the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence also contributed to the death with his potion to put Juliet to sleep for two days, Benvolio was at the funeral and told Romeo that Juliet was dead, before Friar Lawrence could have the truth delivered. This action caused Romeo to take poison and kill himself. Then when Juliet awoke and saw Romeo dead, and saw the poison bottle empty (Act 5, Scene 3, line 161) " What's here? A cup, closed in my true love's hand? Poison, I see, hath been his timeless end. O churl! Drunk all, and left no friendly drop to help me after! I will kiss thy lips; happily some poison yet doth hang on them, to make me die with a resotorative" Juliet was terrified and also wanted to die after seeing Romeo dead, she kissed him hoping to find traces of the poison still left on his lips but sadly there was none left. So then in Act 5, Scene 3, line 169. "O happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die" Juliet finds a dagger, commits suicide and she falls on top of Romeo's body where they both lay to rest in peace. By Sumit Selli ...read more.

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