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Who is to blame for the deaths that take place in the Shakespeare's play, 'Romeo and Juliet'?

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Who is to blame for the deaths that take place in the Shakespeare's play, 'Romeo and Juliet'? The Capulet's and Montague's have been fighting for many years, and there are many people to blame for the many deaths which occur in the play. First of all, when you begin the play there is a short prologue (chorus), it mentions anger and violence, but most of all death. "From ancient grudge break new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean." Also "Doth with there death bury there parents strife. The fearful passage of there death-marked love," all indicates the anger and violence which is going to be the 'traffic' of the play. The words "Star-Crossed lovers," could indicate with the last quote before you even start the play, that maybe these two people's love, stops this unwanted anger and violence between the two families. Plus there love is written in the stars, so they are fated to fall in love and stop this uproar between the two families. In act 1 you start to learn a little about the unrest between the two families. ...read more.


Tybalt's death on the other hand was carried out by Romeo for the revenge of Mercutio, because Romeo and Mercutio were best friends, plus Romeo must have thought it was his fault for Mercutio's death because Romeo was originally mean to fight Tybalt. The Prince did say in act one, "If ever you disturb our streets again, your lives shall pay for the forfeit of the peace." So Romeo should have killed, but because Romeo was acting in Revenge of someone else's death, and that he took one life for another, Romeo was only banished from 'Fair Verona's walls', and not killed. Even though banishment is much more horrific than death, because anything can happen past the walls, such as killings, robbery, torture, and homelessness, plus he does not have any friends, but most of all he will not be able to see his wife Juliet. Romeo is feeling so guilty because he can not see Juliet any more; he must think that she is going through a lot of pain too. In act 5 there are three deaths. ...read more.


Juliet picks up his dagger and stabs herself. "Yea, noise? Then Ill be brief. O Happy dagger!" She falls on top of her Romeo and dies with him. Lady Montague also died in Act 5, but no one knows what exactly happened to her, and where in the play she died, but it is suggested that she died off ill health, and a broken-heart after Romeo was banished from Verona. The deaths of the two main characters, Romeo and Juliet helped the settlement of arguments between the two families, The Montague's and Capulet's. I don't think there will be complete peace, and the book of Romeo and Juliet does not mention the 'Happily Ever After' Scenario, but I think the love of these two young children has shown the Montague's and Capulet's that they can love each other without all this Pain and Hatred between each other. The Prince rounds of the whole play with a touching but realistic speech. "A glooming peace this morning with it brings; The sun for sorrow will not show his head. Go hence, to have more talk of these said things: Some shall be pardoned, and some punished: For never was a story more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo." ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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