• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Who was to Blame for the Death of Romeo and Juliet

Extracts from this document...


Who was to Blame for the Death of Romeo + Juliet? In the story of Romeo + Juliet, two families (Montague and Capulet) are bitter rivals. The problem for Romeo is that he is a Montague but has fallen in love with the daughter of Lord Capulet who has already been projected to marry Paris. Romeo sneaks into a Capulet house party and goes off with Juliet but when the two try to see each other, there is always something getting in the way. In the end, Romeo is deported out of the town for slaying Tybalt (Juliet's cousin). Juliet decides enough is enough and takes a medicine that knocks her unconscious for 48 hours. ...read more.


The nurse was very close to Juliet as her own daughter had died at a young age and so she saw Juliet as her second daughter. In reality, the nurse was much too soft on Juliet (unlike her parents). Juliet saw the nurse as a better carer than her blood parents and the nurse would abide by any request Juliet made. The nurse agreed to keep the relationship a secret and gave advice to Juliet on how they could possibly get married. Next is Friar Laurence, he was the Friar at the local church in Verona and he too was just like Juliet's nurse. He agreed to marry them and gave personal advice to both of them individually. ...read more.


Juliet always fell out with her parents (particularly her father). Her father should not have forced her to marry Paris and definitely should not had brought her and Paris' wedding forward. Another mistake of her parents was letting Juliet have such a nurse that would care for Juliet and let her do what she wanted. In conclusion, using what I have stated above, I believe that the nurse was most to blame for the deaths of Romeo + Juliet. This is because she was way too soft when looking after Juliet and the fact that she agreed to keep their relationship secret was criminal. The nurse should have been much stricter with Juliet and asked her parents before she did anything out of the ordinary. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Writing to Inform, Explain and Describe essays

  1. Romeo and Juliet

    A good example is Mercutio, he gives out a lot of puns, and even puns when he is fatally injured, the Elizabethan audience will admire him a lot for that and surely the modern audience will as well. Some evidence may be when he says stuff like "Ask for me tomorrow, and you shall find me a grave man."

  2. Romeo and Juliet essay

    When Juliet hears this she is angry and shocked but does not let the nurse know, she simply says "amen" then " Well, thou hast comforted me marvellous much" and then gets the nurse to leave. The final part of this scene is Juliet's soliloquy.

  1. Romeo and JUliet

    'Too great oppression for a tender thing' Mercutio is telling Romeo that he is letting love be affection when it shouldn't be. Mercutio just doesn't understand the love between Romeo and Juliet and just see's his own love as simply confusion of emotions.

  2. Romeo and Juliet

    Brave New World Aldous Huxley Chapter 2 - Quotes "Books and loud noises, flowers and electric shocks...They'll grow up with what the psychologists used to call an "instinctive" hatred of books and flowers. Reflexes unalterably conditioned.'" pg.17 This is another example of where conditioning changes the natural growth of a person.

  1. romeo and juliet

    Lady Capulet said to Juliet 'what is the matter?' Juliet replied as 'Madam', I am Not well'; this clearly states that Lady Capulet knows nothing about Juliet's present life. The tension increases as Lady Capulet callously vows to have her revenge on Romeo; 'shall give him such an unaccustomed dram that he shall soon keep Tybalt company'.

  2. Romeo and juliet

    In Shakespeare's time husbands and fathers controlled their wives and daughters. The father never let the daughters have a say in the marriage and never let their wives have a free will and Shakespeare reflects the inferior position of women in his play.

  1. Romeo and Juliet

    almost to say that true love is hard to find and that hate is more common during this Elizabethan era. In act 1, scene 1 Benvolio and Romeo are discussing love at length. At the beginning of their conversation Shakespeare suggests that Romeo is in love with the idea of

  2. romeo and juliet

    When he talks about Rosaline he is talking about the way she looks: "O, she is rich in beauty, only poor That when she dies, with beauty dies her store" This shows that Romeo does not love Rosaline in a romantic way, instead has feelings of courtly love towards her.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work