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"Who or What, in your Opinion is to Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet"?

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"Who or What, in your Opinion is to Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet"? In my opinion Chance and fate were most to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. These are not the only factors that contributed to their deaths. I will cover the other topics later on in my essay. Fate seams to be a running theme though-out the play, right from the beginning we can see this. In the Prologue it says "Star Crossed Lovers" this implies that it is fate that brings the two lovers together but also is to blame for their deaths. It is written in the stars and is inevitable. In Act 1 Scene 5 106-108 Romeo and Mercutio are making there way to the party. Romeo does not feel like going anymore but mercutio has none of it. Mercutio convinces him to go, Romeo says " Some consequence yet hanging in the stars" this shows that Romeo believes that in going to the party something in turn will happen to him as a consequence. ...read more.


Also when Romeo is about to drink the poison he makes one last statement about how fate has brought him to this, "Shake the yoke of inauspicious stars" saying he has had enough of his ill fated life, and just does what he feels is meant to happen. Chance also plays a big part in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. I believe that is was chance that The Capulet servant could not read the invitation, and that that one of the Montague's were near by to help out, and find out about the party. If it was not for this coincidence then maybe Romeo and Juliet would of never had met. It is also chance the Friar Arrives just too late to stop Romeo killing him self. He had arrived just a few minutes earlier then Romeo and Juliet may have lived on. It is obvious that The Friar knows this as he feels a tremendous guilt for what had happened. ...read more.


If her Parents could communicate better with her then maybe they could have reached an agree meant, but neither side wants to compromise they just want their own way. There are many causes for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.. it's Youth versus age, Love versus hate life versus death. I believe that Fate and Chance were the main reasons for Romeo and Juliet's death but the main reason was not to kill Romeo and Juliet but to bring the houses together and in turn bring peace in Verona. Although I do not believe that this could happen in real life, for example the conflict between the Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland is sort of like the feud between the Capulets and Montagues. I do not believe that the conflict would stop if a catholic and protestant fell in love and died because of the feud. If anything I believe that a riot would begin and that each side would blame the other one for the death of their loved one. But then things may have been different in the old days in Verona. ...read more.

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