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Who are To Blame For The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet?

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Who are To Blame For The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet? 'Romeo and Juliet' is a tragic play, which is about two star-crossed lovers (Romeo and Juliet) whose love causes catastrophic consequences to their families and the citizens of Verona. Although it is a play about love, there are many people in the play whom are to blame for the deaths of the two star-crossed lovers and I will strive to explain the guilt of the characters that I believe are most to blame. The play opens with a prologue explaining the two houses (Montague and Capulet) ancient grudge, "Two households, both alike in dignity, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny," and ends with Lord Montague, Lord Capulet and the Prince resolving the matter of Romeo and Juliet's demise with quarrelling, forgiveness and mutual support. There is great deal of violence in the play, which is largely related to the eventual deaths of Romeo and Juliet. ...read more.


(1.1.70-72). "Have at thee" is what you say as you attack, and Tybalt attacks Benvolio. As you only encounter Tybalt numerous times in the play, each one of those ends with him on the offensive and provoking all to brawl and under go the act of hate among the families. Tybalt seems to be the main reason the ancient grudge is upheld. If not for that Romeo and Juliet would have married publicly and with no worries of family disputes over their actions. My conclusion for Tybalt is that his presence emits an aura of hate, anger and deceit. There fore if Tybalt were no more, life between the two families would be of a less violent nature and of a more peaceful one. Giving Romeo and Juliet a chance of a more successful future. Further more I believe Tybalt was one of the main culprits in the tragic downfall of Romeo and Juliet. ...read more.


She says, "I think it best you married with the County. O, he's a lovely gentleman: Romeo's a dishclout to him." (3.5.217-219). I conclude that Nurse plays a vital part in the demise of Romeo and Juliet, due to her slightly erratic behaviour and her general disability to think before she acts. If she had been more thoughtful about long-term effects on other people let alone herself Romeo and Juliet may have had a different existence with each other and experienced an alternate end. After evaluating the two people I believe who had mostly been the cause of Romeo and Juliet's deaths because of their personalities and choice of actions that take direct effect on the course in life, which Romeo and Juliet take. After collating my findings I conclude that no one solely was the cause of Romeo and Juliet's fall. But it was the works of all participants (the two families, friends, servants and the Princes family) who directly and indirectly influence the course of events which are be felled upon Romeo and Juliet, which inevitably destroys them both, but as lovers, as bride and as groom. ...read more.

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