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Who Do You Think Was Most Responsible for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet?

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Introduction

Who Do You Think Was Most Responsible for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Romeo and Juliet is about two lovers who die because of their surround environment which include the people. The play starts with a prologue telling us everything that happens: that 'a pair of star cross'd lovers take their lives'. We also find out that two families hate each other and that their conflict is 'an ancient grudge'. The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet was caused by a lot of different things. Many people could be held responsible, including tybalt, Mercutio and Prince. MERCUTIO: 'a plague o' both your houses!' (Shakespeare has used emotive language where Mercutio is emotional. In his statement he has used 'you both' which refers to Montague's and Capulet's where he says that both those families ...read more.

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The misunderstanding between Romeo and Juliet is one of the reason that cost their death. One of the people who is quite responsible is Tybalt. This is because he killed Romeo's best friend. TYBALT: what, drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montague's and thee' (hates everyone!) here Shakespeare has used rhetorical question to make people think of it and groups of three where he uses hate three times to make the statement more emotional. What, drawn and talk of peace? Where he is asking Benvolio in anger. He says he hates and also persuades the Montague's also do so. Another person who is responsible is Paris. ...read more.

Conclusion

FRIAR LAWRENCE: 'here I stand, both to impeach and purge myself condemned and myself Shakespeare has used groups of three to make the statement more remorseful. Here he states that he accepts the things which he had gone wrong and accepts that he is standing in guilty. He also says with bitterness that he wants to be punished and to be forgiven. Another person who is responsible is Romeo. This is because He was irresponsible marrying Juliet because he knew that she was a part of the enemies' family. ROMEO: (to Tybalt) 'Either thou or I, or both must go with him'. Here Romeo is emotional to express his feelings on the death of his best friend Mercutio. He also wants revenge. However, in conclusion, the person who I think is most responsible is Tybalt because he killed Romeo's best friend which makes Romeo kill him and Paris banished Romeo from Verona. ...read more.

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