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Who is to Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet

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Naomi Grant-Lane. In the prologue, "a pair of star crossed lovers" takes their life. Examine the downfall of Romeo and Juliet. Act three scene one will be my main aid, for in this essay I will discuss the downfall of Romeo and Juliet. Now... The capulet and the Montague's are two profound families of Verona, both of which have been feuding for donkey's years; Romeo Montague is deeply in love with rosaline. He then finds out about the capulet ball, he see's a capulet servant with an invite and decides to gatecrash with Benvolio.At the ball Romeo spots Juliet for the first time, they kiss. Tybalt recognises Romeos voice and want to kill him. Later Romeo climbs the vines to Juliet's window to meet Juliet they decide to get married the next day. Romeo is challenged to a fight with Tybalt on his way back. Romeo denies as he is now related to Tybalt through Juliet. Romeos friend mercutio fights Tybalt instead, but is killed by him. Romeo then kills Tybalt. The price banishes Romeo. Romeo goes to see Juliet but has to flee, Juliet is told she has to marry Paris; Friar Lawrence gives Juliet a sleeping drug. She takes it that night, and is found "dead" the next morning. The letter friar Lawrence sent Romeo about the plan does not reach him. Romeo hears of Juliet's death and rushes back to Verona. He buys some poison and goes to Juliet's tomb; he drinks the poison and dies. ...read more.

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Because Romeo married Juliet he was now a Capulet, so he not only need to follow the Montague rules but also the capulet .so he did not fight Tybalt at first because he wanted to stay loyal to them but when he killed mercutio he followed the Montague rules and retaliated Because of Romeos revenge toward Tybalt he is forced to leave Verona, meaning that act3, scene one is the turning point in the play as if romeo had not been banished then Juliet would not have "killed" herself therefore romeo would not of killed himself and so on so fourth -is sort of like a domino effect if one sequence in the play had not happened then everything else would have been different. Some people may argue that Juliet is an innocent character but she was selfish, she did not tell her parents about Romeo and did the selfish act of faking her death, which traumatised her family. Friar Laurence's actions throughout the play resulted in the two star crossed lovers' death. He assisted the two when they wanted to get married, which began the disastrous events in the play. Friar Laurence says to Romeo: In one respect I'll thy assistant be. For this alliance may so happy prove, to turn your households' rancour to pure love When he says this, he is stating he will assist Romeo by marring the two, because through the marriage their families may learn to love each other; therefore ending the fight. ...read more.

Conclusion

The Friar cautioned them about acting hasty and irrational. But instead the star-crossed lovers meet the fate of death. seeking revenge was never a good idea!-The families took revenge for things that did not involve them and happened years ago. They needed to forgive and forget. Both families were stubborn and it took the death of two young lovers for them to realize that their actions were wrong. . Tybalt called Romeo a villain and dared him to fight. With his refusal Mercutio began to fight Tybalt to defend the family name. Romeo tried to stop them, but was too late and resulted in Tybalt killing Mercutio. In anger and guilt Romeo retaliates and catches Tybalt. In Romeo's carelessness Tybalt dies. Don't act hastily- this involves the way in which Romeo and Juliet acted. They should have thought things through first before they jumped into marrige. Marriage is lifetime thing and not just some teenage phase. Alongside the morals shakesphere used many different themes not only hatred, love, betrayal, loyalty, revenge, and love but also, fate, selfishness, infatuation and hastiness. Its like shakesphere was trying to copy everyday life, but with the use of old English, which at time made it hard for me to follow but when I did understand it the words used were strong and meaningful. Friar Lawrence in my eyes was to blame because of his hastiness and selfishness. Friar Lawrence ran away when they saw the two families go into the tomb. He wanted to prevent himself from getting in trouble. Which means he himself knew it was his fault other wise he wouldn't have tried to leave. ...read more.

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