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Romeo and Juliet is a play about two

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Introduction Romeo and Juliet is a play about two "star crossed lovers" and is written by William Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet are known as star-crossed lovers because they believe that they were meant to meet and that their fait lay in the hands of the stars. This is not true, as the other characters in the story are to blame for their love marriage and deaths. I also believe that they are responsible for their own deaths. I am going to discuss why I think each character is responsible for Romeo and Juliet's death, starting with Friar Lawrence as he was the one that wed them, gave Juliet the sleeping potion and sent Friar John to deliver ...read more.


The nurse was also responsible for their marriage and death as she had a reputation for being a prostitute, which may have meant that she was trying to persuade Juliet to go out and meet Romeo. She was also passing on messages for the two "star crossed lovers" to one - another. I believe that Balthasar is also partly responsible because he had to speedily send a message to Romeo of Juliet's feigned death, but stumble in on the funeral and the message got mixed up, and ended up telling Romeo that she was dead instead of asleep. ...read more.


showed aggression towards Juliet, which forced her to rebel. Her mother tried forcing her to marry Paris, which was not the one she loved, in this case pushing her into the arms of Romeo. It seems that Lady Capulet again like her husband) seemed distant from Juliet as they left the nurse to look after her. "Well think of marriage now; younger that you, here in Verona, ladies of esteem, and made already mothers. By my count, I was your mother much upon these years that you are now a maid. Thus then in brief: The valiant Paris seeks you for his love." Also responsible for the two deaths is Lord Montague. He, like Lord Capulet 01/05/07 GCSE ENGLISH COURSEWORK James Kenyon Romeo And Juliet ...read more.

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