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Who is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Death plays an important part in "Romeo and Juliet". Juliet dies in the play because Friar

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GCSE ENGLISH COURSEWORK Who is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Death plays an important part in "Romeo and Juliet". Juliet dies in the play because Friar Lawrence's plan goes wrong she wake's up too late and realises, that Romeo is dead and then she stabs herself. Romeo also dies in the play because he believes that Juliet is dead which is the reason he drinks the poison. Another character who dies in the play is Tybalt. Tybalt dies because he kills Mercutio, who is Romeo's best friend. Therefore Romeo kills Tybalt for revenge. The last character who dies in the play is Paris, Paris dies because he wants to marry Juliet but doesn't and Romeo kills him in the Capulet's tomb. I believe that Friar Lawrence, the Capulets, the Montagues, Tybalt, Benvolio, Nurse, Friar John, Paris and Mercutio are the main characters responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet as they all play a part in their deaths in one way or another. ...read more.


Friar Lawrence guides Juliet in play and he tries his best to help Romeo and Juliet to stay together. Friar Lawrence also plan's Juliet's fake death which goes wrong in the end, when Romeo does not receive his letter and comes early to Juliet's tomb. Friar Lawrence gives too much help, too much advice, which although he means well harmed them. Another character who plays a part in Romeo and Juliet's deaths is Tybalt. Tybalt is Juliet's cousin and he is a troublemaker in the play. Tybalt is a character known to be argumentive this is displaced through the play: ". An example is when he begins a fight with Mercutio, Romeo's best friend in Act 3 Scene 1. He kills Mercutio, than Romeo kills Tybalt and Romeo is banished out of Verona and away from Juliet. One of the other main characters who are guilty to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is Lord Capulet. ...read more.


Lord Capulet is responsible for Romeo and Juliet's' deaths if he had not arranged the marriage between Juliet and Paris, Juliet would not have gone to Friar Lawrence to ask for advice. Which the Friar suggested such a dangerous plan. He thinks he knows what is best for Juliet but he doesn't know what Juliet is feeling. In those days, the basic essentials of marriage were money, society, values, morals and power, not love. Friar Lawrence was honoured for being a holy and educated man; The Friar's advice to Juliet was taken too intense levels and he suggested such a dangerous plan, he was playing with their lives. Tybalt is fighting in the play to defend the honour of the family: "Now, by the stock and honour of my kin, To strike him dead I hold it not a sin". In my opinion, I think that Romeo and Juliet parents are too blame for their deaths mostly because they don't think about their children and they just her about the families honour. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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