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Who is to blame for the death of Romeon and Juiet

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Who is to blame of the death of Romeo and Juliet? In the play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare. There is much controversy to who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The on going feud in this play brings Romeo to kill one of Juliet's relatives Tybalt, thus making himself banned from Verona. The two lovers then construct a plan to get to each other again, but as the plan fails the two star crosses lovers take their own life. The question know is who is to blame for the deaths. The deaths could be blamed on many of the characters of the book including, Romeo, Juliet, The montages, The Capulets, The nurse and friar Lawrence. In this essay I'm going to evaluate these characters and more in the play to see if they caused the deaths of Romeo and Juliet and subsequently come to a conclusion of who I feel is to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is the son of Montague and Juliet's lover. Romeo could be blamed for the deaths due to how hastily he acted into marriage with Juliet. Romeo should have clearly understood the after effects of a marriage between to people of feuding family. ...read more.


Them being so hard on Juliet for her reaction after the engagement to Paris may have also caused her to be more willing to risk her life The Prince. The prince could be blamed for this atrocity because he could have acted earlier to stop the feud from continuing to a catastrophic ending. If he was more competent and was willing to produce sanctions then the deaths could have been stopped. You could also say that he was unjust of him to send Romeo away from Verona, if Romeo was still in Verona then the deaths could have also been stopped Friar Lawrence's actions could make him be blamed for the deaths. He assisted the two lovers into marriage which started the road to death in the first place. Friar Lawrence at this point thinks that he is doing good, he feel that this marriage may end the feud. "In one respect I'll thy assistant be. For this alliance may so happy prove, To turn your households' rancour to pure love". he feels that the feud will end dew to the marriage because it will bring the two houses together via love. He felt he was doing something positive. Also dew to the marriage that he performed the two lovers would had a lot of passion for each other, this passion making them want to be together, if this passion was not here then they would have not have killed themselves because there spouse is dead. ...read more.


It was fate that Romeo and Juliet fell in love. It was fate that Romeo and Juliet were born into separate feuding families. It was also bad luck that the letter did not reach Romeo. It may sound like a bit of A cop-out but fate being a cause is a distinct possibly, because of how unlucky the deaths seem to be. You may also say that Mercutio is to blame. Even though he is not actually a part of the two feuding families. His attitude to the feud may have made the situation worse, he saw the feud as a game and that attitude to the feud led Romeo to get banished and subsequently led to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Overall after looking at the Character of the book it is clear to see that they all have a part to play in the death of Romeo and Juliet, some more to blame and some less to blame. Looking the amount of different people who may have a part in the death I find it hard to blame it on one single person, so my conclusion is that it is due to absolutely every one that I have mentioned. The road to the deaths is a very windy own so I feel it hard to believe that you can single one person or thing to blame for the death of the two star crossed lovers ...read more.

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