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Who is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet

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Who is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeare's best plays. In the play of Romeo and Juliet, two star crossed lovers took there own lives in order to be together, there love was so strong the one could not bear to live another day without the other. There families were enemies. This caused many feuds. There families had so much hate and anger towards each other but the love that Romeo and Juliet had for each other still managed to shine through. I will be investigating the play to find out who was to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet. The two families at war, the Montagues and the Capulets, show so much hate towards each other that they have caused three brawls on the streets of Verona. This caused the citizens of Verona to get involved and try to stop these out breaks. These two families at war this put the whole town at a stand still and innocent lives at risk. ...read more.


Benvolio was saying his sword was drawn to stop the fighting and he asked Tybalt to help him if Tybalt did help the feud of these two families would no longer be foes but Tybalt's reply was "What drawn and talk of peace? I hate the word, as I hate hell, all Montague and thee." Tybalt was saying there couldn't be any peace when your sword is drawn. So that reply kept the feud going when it could have been stopped. Lord Capulet did not listen to Juliet when she said that she does want to get married to Paris and Lord Capulet then gave an order, which was "I tell thee what, get thee to the church a Thursday, or never after look me in the face." So Juliet was left with two choices to get married to Paris but she couldn't because she's already married to Romeo or not talk to her family again because her father cast her out. Juliet was in a corner and she couldn't get out so she turned to Friar Lawrence. ...read more.


Romeo said he can't fight him and he loves him and his name like his own name. Tybalt was still angry and wanted to fight. Romeo is also responsible because all the way through the play Romeo acted in haste. Romeo asked Juliet to marry him to fast, even though Tybalt carried on pushing him to fight he still acted irrational and killed Tybalt. This caused him to be cast out. His hasty action is caused him to take own life. This scene came to be the tragic end of Romeo and Juliet. In conclusion, it can be seen that the two families and Friar Lawrence are mostly to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet. Tybalt is to blame because of the anger and hate he had in his heart, which he couldn't let go of and forgive the Montague family. Romeo is also at fault because of his irrational behaviour and hasty actions. If not for these characters and their actions Romeo and Juliet's lives may not of ended so suddenly and the play might have been very different to how we now know it. ...read more.

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