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Who or what do you think is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?

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Introduction

Who or what do you think is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Friar Laurence has many responsibilities as he is an advisor as well as a priest and wanted the two families of Capulets and Montagues to come together .In a way the Friar Laurence can be to blame as he did agree to marry Romeo with Juliet and did not get their parents consent. The Friar takes on the burden of getting peace between the Capulets and Montagues. I think this of him because he sees himself, on how things can improve between people. This happens the Friar marries Romeo with Juliet and brings them together. This quotation below tells us what went wrong. ...read more.

Middle

If the Friar could have got the message earlier, Romeo would have known that she was under the influence of medicine. Then Romeo would not have committed suicide because he would have known Juliet was not actually dead. I think Romeo killing Tybalt didn't help matters for him as this led to his banishment and this then meant he could no longer see Juliet, without the risk of being killed. Tybalt gave Romeo the reason to kill him as he killed his closest friend Mercutio. We see that Romeo doesn't mind taking risks or doesn't think of what could happen if someone catches him. The Nurse is like a mother to Juliet as she brought her up from birth. ...read more.

Conclusion

If Lord and Lady Capulet hadn't forced Juliet and had put it in her mind that she has to marry Paris, maybe this would have not happened after all. Juliet was running out of ideas and didn't know what to do. Fate did play an important part in the play as the sequence of events could have been bad luck or even been a slight coincidence. During the play we are reminded that Juliet and Romeo are going to die. I think the Friar plays a fairly large part in the tragedy, mainly through his plans, which required more accurate timing. Romeo did not receive the letter, so when he heard the news from Balthasar, he thought Juliet was really dead. Friar Laurence should not have agreed to marry Romeo with Juliet without thinking of the consequences very carefully. (Word count 578) Adeel Iqbal 28/01/2002 ...read more.

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