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Who Is To Blame For The Tragedy (Romeo and Juliet)?

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Who Is To Blame For The Tragedy? The tragical death of the two 'star-cross'd' lovers, Romeo and Juliet do not appear to be of much benefit. They are, it could be said, needless! This is not entirely true, because the fighting between the two families did stop by the deaths, however, this was of no benefit to themselves, nor was it the aim of the story! It was mainly the people around them who were fighting and disagreeing about the relationship. Romeo and Juliet did not take an active part in the fighting. Their lives were wrecked, and effectively ended, by the fighting. Romeo is a young member of the Montague household, who falls in love with another young member of the rival family, who happen to be sworn enemies, the Capulet family. Romeo begins as a very strange character. He is in love with Rosaline, but we soon find this love is not genuine. He also seems to blame everything on fate and fotune. After he kills Tybalt, he exclaims: "O, I am fortune's fool". Killing Tybalt was one of the big mistakes Romeo made. ...read more.


(Act 1 Scene 5) Another Difference between Romeo and Juliet is that Romeo had many friends, such as friar Lawrence, and Juliet had no-one. The nurse was of very little help, and her parents were very cruel. This fact, particularly the attitude of her parents also greatly affected the sad ending of the story. Although I seems from his talk with Paris that Capulet is a reasonable man, it is found later that he can be extremely cruel and enforcing when he wishes. In Act 3 Scene 5, Capulet makes clear that Juliet is to marry the county Paris: "But fettle your fine joints 'gainst Thursday next, To go with Paris to Saint Peter's Church, Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither." (Act 3 Scene 5) If Capulet had not forced Juliet into the marriage, or if he had considered her opinion and given her a chance to delay it, perhaps Romeo would have been informed of all, and the deaths would have been prevented. In this case, it is clear that Capulet is in the wrong, and can be blamed. The solution Friar Lawrence thinks up for Juliet is excellent, but not flawless. ...read more.


Balthaser cannot be blamed - he simply stated what he saw, and he could have had no idea about the potion. However, his fast arrival to Romeo was one of the factors which led to the grand finale. In conclusion, the eventual destruction of the two lovers was caused by multiple events, involving numerous people. The main character who are involved, which I have mentioned are Tybalt, Capulet, Friar Lawrence, County Paris and Balthaser. Tybalt was the one who provoked Romeo into killing him, ironically, this event led to the death of Romeo himself. Capulet was the one who enforced the marriage between County Paris and Juliet, a marriage which had to be prevented at all costs - even death! Friar Lawrence was the one who agreed to marry the lover without consent - a fatal mistake! Perhaps if they had not been married so soon, they would have gotten over each other. County Paris was the one who insisted on the marriage between himself and Juliet. Balthaser was an innocent messenger - but his message was death, which led to more death! I think most to blame was Tybalt. His actions were deliberate and he knew his actions may have sever consequences. Tybalt was the main man, who led to the main event - THE END! ...read more.

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