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Who is to blame for the tregedy in Romeo and Juliet?

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ENGLISH COURSEWORK WHO IS TO BLAME FOR THE TRAGEDY IN ROMEO AND JULIET? It is known that in Shakespeare's tragedies, the main characters die in the end, and in his comedies people marry. Since Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy, Romeo and Juliet are going to die in the end. The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet was of coarse their suicides at the end of the play. Because this was not a direct attack (it was not a murder or anything of that kind) no one, or indeed, anyone can be blamed. The deaths came about when Romeo killed Tybalt, which resulted in him being banished from Verona, which inspired Juliet to seek Friar Laurence, which made Friar Laurence give Juliet the potion, which allowed her to fall into a deep slumber, which deceived Romeo into believing his love was dead which inspired him to drink a poison which then of course triggered Juliet's suicide. For these consequences there are many people to blame. But it can be said thinking very broadly that the inventor of iron is to blame because he or she developed iron into swords in which Romeo used upon Tybalt to kill him. ...read more.


Romeo was horrified with what he had done, and expressed that he felt very irresponsible by crying out; "O, I am fortunes fool!" Juliet also contributed to the idea of marriage. Like Romeo she was too hasty in rushing into the marriage. But she could have avoided the disaster had she respected and obeyed her parents. When Romeo and Juliet do fall in love with each other at first sight, they are unaware that they are from rival houses. But when they find out it is too late. Juliet says "My only love, sprung from my only hate! / Too early seen unknown, and known too late!" Juliet realises that it was a mistake to fall in love with Romeo, because he is one of the people she would watch out for. He is her first and only love, but he is an enemy of her family. Luckily for Romeo, Juliet is smart, and such dumb thing, as unreasonable hate between their parents wouldn't stop her from loving Romeo and getting married with him. She is sorry that their families are enemies, though, because everything would be much easier if they weren't. ...read more.


Every little thing contributes - hence; the only thing that can be blamed is fate. The other people that I believe to carry the burden of blame are the Capulets and Montagues. If they didn't hate each other so much, they would let their children marry, and they would be able to live happily ever after. There was only one person that realized how unreasonable the fighting was and even tried to stop it, and he Benvolio. Benvolio was a Montague, but the Capulets didn't have a peacemaker such as Benvolio. They only had Tybalt, whose only goal was to destroy all the Montagues. We also don't realise how Romeo and Juliet's parents would have reacted if they had known that their children love each other. Romeo and Juliet didn't even try to tell them about the love between them because they were afraid that their parents wouldn't understand them, but maybe they would. The problem is, we don't know, because Capulet and Montague learned about their children's love when they were already dead. It is still mostly Capulets' and Montagues' fault that Romeo and Juliet died, but maybe it was just their fate to die. Matthew Walton 10SB 1 December 2002 ...read more.

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