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Who do you think is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?

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Romeo And Juliet Essay Question: Who do you think is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Romeo and Juliet were destined to die, in my mind, because only through there deaths could peace be achieved. The ignorance of both families continuing this feud as a 'tradition' also played a major role, instead of ending this for once and for all. The Prologue at the start of the play suggests it was due to fates, which was the main reason to blame, are examples of this. Romeo is a young teenager, of the Montague household, who falls in love with Juliet, a Capulet whose family are bitter enemies of the Montagues. Throughout the text Romeo blames fate or misfortune for nearly everything that goes wrong, example: after he kills Tybalt, he then realises the importance of his action but hold responsible the stars rather than himself. "O, I am fortune's fool". Act 3, Scene I, Line 136 The death of Tybalt was the main error Romeo made as this led to his banishment. ...read more.

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Here comes my man Act 3, Scene I, Line 55 Romeo attempts to sort out the situation peacefully, as he is now married to Juliet and in reality half a Capulet but Tybalt is not interested. In his anger over the death of his dear friend Mercutio, Romeo takes revenge and in his anger kills Tybalt. I think Tybalt should take some blame in the tragedy, as it was his actions that killed Mercutio, which in turn led to his own death and Romeo's banishment. This leads me on to my next character Mercutio who I also think is responsible for the deaths. Mercutio is an energetic character who tries to resolve Romeo's problems and advise him in a cheerful way, he says to Romeo, Thy wit is a very bitter sweeting; it is a most sharp sauce. Act 2, Scene 4, Line 79/80 He is loyal to Romeo, this is evident, when he steps in when Tybalt challenges him. His death is a turning point in the play as Romeo, then avenges his death by killing Tybalt. ...read more.

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Friar Laurence decides to go ahead with the marriage instead of consulting both families because he has a good reason for this, To turn your households' rancour to pure love. Act 2, Scene 3, Line 88 The Friar is thinking that if Romeo and Juliet marry it could bring peace to both families, which would stop this feud and bring the families close together. Though the Friar is concerned about what Romeo is doing, he tells Romeo he should slowdown and not rush about getting consent. Romeo and Juliet married without parental consent. The plan to bring together the families, which all goes wrong when Romeo is banished for killing Tybalt. This time the Friar makes another plan that is as risky as the first. Romeo is to go to Mantua where he will then try to arrange a meeting between Romeo and Juliet. The plan goes wrong and fate is accused, Unhappy Fortune! Act 5, Scene 2, Line 17 I do not think that the deaths of Romeo and Juliet really were down to one single person. EXPAND Miles Timothy Romeo & Juliet Coursework Essay 1/4 ...read more.

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