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Who was to blame for Romeo and Juliet's death?

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Introduction

Who was to blame for Romeo and Juliet's death? All types of Elizabethan people would go to the theatre. The upper class would sit in the galleries, while the poorer people would stand on the ground around the stage. Some men would be allowed to sit on the stage around the actors as they were performing. The audience would throw things and shout at the actors. The theatre would be built around a square or round courtyard. Different audiences may think that different people were to blame for Romeo and Juliet's demise. Some people may think it is just one person's fault, and others may think it is a combination of people to blame. ...read more.

Middle

Mercutio is at fault because if he hadn't forced Romeo to go to the Capulets feast, Romeo would never have met Juliet. Also, later on in the story, Mercutio gets into a fight with Tybalt. Mercutio is killed, and Romeo kills Tybalt to avenge his friend's death. The Nurse is responsible because she encouraged Juliet, by delivering the couple's messages and even helped arrange the secret wedding. Furthermore, she advised Juliet to marry Paris when she knew Juliet was already married to Romeo by saying in Act 3, scene 5 "I think you are happy in this second match, For it excels your first: or if it did not, Your first is dead; or 'twere as good he were". ...read more.

Conclusion

Also, the Capulets should have listened to Juliet when she said she didn't want to marry Paris, and the Montagues should have been more understanding towards Romeo. If they had, he might have felt that he could tell them about Juliet. Lastly, Romeo and Juliet. Romeo shouldn't have rushed into marriage and he shouldn't have rushed back to Verona after hearing of Juliet's death. He didn't stop to think of the consequences, like his death for returning illegally to Verona. He acted violently and without thinking towards to Tybalt. Juliet also shouldn't have been so hasty about marriage. In conclusion, the people who were most to blame for Romeo and Juliet's deaths were Romeo and Juliet. They should have acted more responsibly. Being in love is no excuse for being stupid. ...read more.

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