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Who could be said to be responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet

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Who could be said to be responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? There is much controversy to who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, a number of things and people could be held responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. But who is responsible for their deaths? Even before the play begins the grudge between the Capulet and Montague families has begun. Because of this, it becomes imminent that one thing or event will start off a sequence of incidents that will end in tragedy. The on-going feud between the Montague and Capulet families could be held responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, because if their was no feud between these families then Romeo and Juliet would have been able to have a safe normal relationship in which their family would have agreed to. The feud meant that they had to keep their relationship under wraps and tip-toe around their families. The ancient grudge between the two families meant that if one member of either family found out about Romeo and Juliet then they would be killed, 'If they do see thee, they will murder thee.' The family feud between the Montague and Capulet families could also be held responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because they both grew up with people dieing within the families because of the grudge. ...read more.

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If he didn't do some of the things he did then maybe their deaths could've been prevented or prolonged. The Nurse is another main character that could be held responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, as she is the one that introduces them to each other. She tells Juliet who he is and then introduces Juliet to Romeo, 'His name is Romeo, and a Montague, The only son of you great enemy.' Secondly, the Nurse could be blamed for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet as it is she that arranges the marriage, 'Marry, that I think be young Petruchio.' Finally the Nurse could be held responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because she turns on Juliet and changes her mind about Paris telling her to marry Paris, even though she knows Juliet is married already, 'I think it best you married with the County. He is a lovely gentleman. Romeo's a disclout to him. An eagle, madam.' The Nurse is a main character, like Friar Laurence, that leads Romeo and Juliet on knowing the consequences of them marrying. She knows that Lord Capulet would have been fuming if he found out about their marriage. Near the end, as well, she turns on Juliet telling her it would be better if she married Paris even though she arranged the marriage between Romeo and Juliet. ...read more.

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Then I defy you stars! Thou know'st my lodging. Get me ink and paper, And hire posthorses. I will hence tonight.' Another reason why Romeo and Juliet could be held responsible for their own deaths is that Juliet was already engaged to marry Paris at the time of the ball, and until then, had been very happy with her parent's choice, 'I'll look to like, if liking move, But no more deep will I endart mine eye Than your consent gives strength to make it fly.' Also, another reason why Romeo and Juliet could be blamed for their own deaths is that Juliet shouldn't have deceived and disobeyed her parents. If she didn't then she wouldn't have married Romeo. Finally the last reason why Romeo and Juliet could be held responsible for their own deaths could be that they shouldn't have taken the potions, both Romeo and Juliet. They both had much more to live for than just each other, 'For fear of that I will stay with thee, And never from this palace of dim night Depart again. Here, here will I remain' There are many people and things to blame for the deaths, the parents, fate, the family feud, Paris, The Nurse, Prince, Friar Lawrence, and Romeo and Juliet, but each has its own good qualities of why it could be those people. It is really a personal decision on who is at fault and how you view the book. ?? ?? ?? ?? LUKE CLIFFORD ...read more.

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