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Who was to Blame for the Death of Romeo and Juliet?

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Who was to Blame for the Death of Romeo and Juliet? 'Romeo and Juliet' by the world famous William Shakespeare is about two people (Romeo & Juliet) in a forbidden love as both the Montague's (Romeo's family) and the Capulet's (Juliet's Family) are enemies. This story is a tragic tale when these two lovers aren't even allowed to see each other. A tragic Tale/Tragedy is a serious play with an unhappy ending, especially one concerning the downfall of the main character which in this case, the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The deaths started when Tybalt killed Mercutio by which Romeo killed Tybalt since he murdered his best friend. As Romeo had murdered Tybalt, he was banished and the only way for Juliet to see Romeo was to drink a potion which would make her 'dead' for 72 hours. Friar Lawrence (the person who gave the potion to Juliet and the plan creator) then sent a letter to Romeo to tell him about the potion and about the plan but was not successfully received by Romeo. As Romeo thought that Juliet was dead, he himself wanted to be with her at any cost so he got some poison and visited the place where Juliet was on her death bed. ...read more.

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From the full story, it could be said that if Friar Lawrence were to have given the letter to Romeo on time (or maybe earlier), he wouldn't have gone to see Juliet and drink the poison. Since that letter said everything what was happening, Romeo could have been with the plan and both Romeo and Juliet would have had a loving future. If Friar Lawrence were not there, they may have not loved each other that much as they wouldn't have been married so they may have gone to their separate lives by Romeo marrying Roseline (who he used to love before seeing Juliet) and Juliet marrying Paris (whom she was going to marry before seeing Romeo). As they would have gone their own ways by not marrying each other, this all tragedy may have never happened. This character was in control in the marriage Romeo and Juliet and the note he should have sent successfully to Romeo. However from his actions, we can see there was no intention that he wanted both of them to die. Lawrence married Romeo and Juliet because he thought this would, hopefully, resolve the issue of the Montague's and Capulet's fighting each other as quoted in A2, S3, L90-92. He was not in total control of the note that was meant to be sent to Romeo though. ...read more.

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When he got to the ball Romeo was in love with Juliet and also Juliet was in love with him. They later realise their identity, but they were in love and their surnames couldn't resist stopping their strong emotions. I In conclusion, my opinions are balanced on who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. I can't decide between fate and Friar Lawrence's fault. On one hand, it was his responsibility to give the note on time and as soon as possible to Romeo regarding the potion Juliet drank but on the other hand fate was the one to bring him to this position to have to marry Romeo and Juliet so that he can re-unite the two families together again. One way or another, no character in the play had ever suggested or thought such an end would happen with both Romeo and Juliet. If fate didn't put them together then what or who did? What are the chances of all that happening a million to one so that's why I have come to my conclusion that the main reason for what is to blame for the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet is the fate. ?? ?? ?? ?? MATIN LAKANI (10B) English English Coursework: Romeo & Juliet Blame For Death Essay FINAL DRAFT ...read more.

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