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Who and what is most to blame for theTragedy of Romeo and Juliet?

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Introduction

Who and what is most to blame for the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet? There are six factors which contributed in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet- fate and fortune, the ongoing family feud between the Montagues and Capulets, their own weaknesses, Friar Lawrence, Nurse and Romeo's friend Mercutio. In this essay I intend to analyse each factor then conclude which is the most to blame for the tragedy. ...read more.

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The characters too believe in fate, especially Romeo. At first he is wary of things which he feels will go wrong, like before the party but at the end of the story he is almost challenging fate, not caring what happens as long as he can be with Juliet. Before the party he says 'I fear too early, for my mind misgives, some consequence yet hanging in the stars...' ...read more.

Conclusion

all he cares about is getting wed to Juliet- 'Then love- devouring death do what he dare, it is enough to call her mine.' This also shows that he is so infatuated with his new love that he has become irrational, a weakness which could play a part in the tragedy. Later on, however, when he has killed Tybalt as a result of his anger of Tybalt killing Mercutio, Romeo ?? ?? ?? ?? Laura Bickley 10E1 08/05/02 ...read more.

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