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'Romeo and Juliet'

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Introduction

'Romeo and Juliet' The play 'Romeo and Juliet', by William Shakespeare is a tragedy which tells of the tragic deaths of the two lovers, Romeo and Juliet. I n Verona there were two families the Montague and the Capulet's who had an old argument. Their children Romeo and Juliet fall in love and because of their families old arguments can never be together. Because of Romeo 's killing of Tybalt, Romeo is banished and through series of misunderstanding Romeo and Juliet take there lives at the end of the play. In this essay I am going to consider which characters are to be blame for the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet. There are many characters who could be said to have some responsibility for the deaths of the two main characters, but in my opinion, Romeo himself, Friar Lawrence and the Nurse are the most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Before I go on to discuss the character that who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, I will consider what the word blame means; the word blame means 'responsibility for a fault or wrong.' Romeo the youngest son of the Lord and Lady Montague was in fact a major influence on the events leading up to the deaths of himself and his wife Juliet. He acted too hastily throughout the play. ...read more.

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He didn't think that if he killed Tybalt he would be banished. If Romeo have thought first then acted maybe the two lovers would be alive. In this situation like money modern day situations, violence only begets more violence. I believe that the Nurse was also responsible because she encouraged Juliet and her romantic ideas. She carried messages, and helped the lover to meet and get married secretly. She should have let Juliet's parents know what was going on. She advised Juliet to marry Paris, knowing she was already married to Romeo. She was Juliet's Nurse from Juliet ...........being a baby and she treated her almost like a daughter. Her position of responsibility was like a parent to Juliet which she abuses. She was employed by Juliet's parents which was common at that time. Juliet spent much more time with the Nurse then her parents. She was not loyal to Lord and Lady Capulet. Juliet's parents would never encourage their daughter to be with Romeo but the Nurse's romantic ideas mean that she acts inappropriately, even praising Romeo to Juliet, 'Well, you have made a simple choice; you know not how to choose a man. Romeo? No, not he. Though his face be better than any other man's yet his leg excels all men's; and for a hand .........' ...read more.

Conclusion

He could have found another way of solving the problem rather than this dangerous way. He could have take Juliet outside Verona secretly. He was responsible for getting news of the plan to Romeo which he didn't do this with loyalty. He should have done two or three ways to get the messages to Romeo. So, if one could not reach to Romeo the other will reach to him. He could have sent a person to get the message to Romeo. 'I'll sent a friar with speed to Mantua, with my letter to thy lord. It shows that it was Friar Lawrence's responsibility to get the plan to Romeo and he acted as an irresponsible by just sending only one letter and not thinking that this letter will reach to Mantua or not. In conclusion I think the most responsible is Friar Lawrence because he made a risky plan which led to the deaths of the two lovers. The second character that I think is the most to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is Romeo himself, because he was too quick to fall in love, he was in love first with Rosaline then Juliet. He was making decision without thinking and too quick to act. The third character I think the Nurse, because she carried Romeo and Juliet's messages and helped the two lovers to get married secretly. Maria Yaquby 11E ...read more.

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