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Who is to blame for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet?

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Romeo at first did not want to go to the ball but the continuous teasing from Mercutio made Romeo reluctantly agree. If Romeo had not been persuaded into going with Mercutio to the ball he would not have seen Juliet that night and their deaths could have been avoided. Juliet's Nurse could also be blamed for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The Nurse had a very close relationship with Juliet, even closer than the relationship Juliet had with her mother so it was obvious Juliet would listen to the Nurse very closely. But the Nurse along with Lady Montague wanted Juliet to marry Paris so they pressured her into marrying him; they gave her so many reasons why she should marry him. But Juliet knew she didn't want to marry him and she was too young to marry him, " It is an honour I dream not of. " Apart from pressuring her with marriage, the Nurse also doesn't stop from marrying the wrong person. She clearly knew Romeo was a Montague from the first time she met him, " His name is Romeo, and a Montague; The only son of your great enemy. " And she obviously knew of the hatred between the two families and yet she went back and forth with Romeo and Juliet's messages for one another and telling them where to meet for the wedding, " Then hie you hence to Friar Lawrence's cell, there stays a husband to make you a wife. ...read more.

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