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Who was to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?

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Hollie Brown Who was to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? The story of Romeo and Juliet, two star crossed lovers whose forbidden love caused their deaths but who was to blame? All the characters and events through the miscalculations and timings of circumstances determined the tragic fate of these lovers. Throughout the essay all possibilities will be explored, and whether things could be different if their love was just accepted. This love story between Romeo and Juliet, that ended in death, was the result of all the characters, everyone was to blame for these tragic circumstances. There was a chain reaction of all the events that lead to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet: If Romeo hadn't gone to the party, if Paris hadn't asked to marry Juliet, if Capulet hadn't accepted. If one certain thing hadn't happened in the play then the story may have had a happier ending. Throughout Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare uses a variety of techniques. For example language features are used. Imagery is widely used throughout. Stagecraft is also an important feature in Romeo and Juliet; certain scenes are used to brake up the tragedy. Paris is one of the first characters to affect the fate of Romeo and Juliet. ...read more.

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The Apothecary is to blame for Romeo's death because he gave him the poison. " If you have the strength of twenty men, it would dispatch you straight." Romeos state of mind at the time was very confused, alone and scared. His hope and love for seeing Juliet again was what was keeping him going. It was shattering news for him. By the law of Verona Romeo should off been killed for killing Tybalt so Romeo was let off lightly by just being exiled. While buying the poison Romeo was just thinking, let me be with Juliet, he didn't care about the consequences of going back to Verona. He wanted to be dead. Romeo is to blame for Juliet's death because he had the dagger that in the en killed her. If he hadn't had that on him she may never of thought of killing herself there. "O happy dagger, this thee sheath, there rust and let me die." Romeo is to blame in Juliet's death not only because he had the dagger that in the end killed her but also it was him that first suggested rushing into the marriage. Juliet had not even thought about marriage when her Mother first enquired, "It is an honour that I dream not of" she replied. ...read more.

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In the same scene he speaks "By some vile forfeit of untimely death" which means early death. Indications throughout the play are used to show what the fate of the two lovers is. The tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet are the faults of characters whether the part big or small they still continued the chain reaction of events. But they have no one to blame for their deaths in the end but themselves because it was them that in the end killed themselves, Romeo by the poison and Juliet by the dagger. No one told Romeo to take the poison, or even buy it. It was Romeo that eventually killed himself. Again no one told Juliet to stab herself after she saw Romeo dead. She could off got on with her life and one day find some else she could marry. At least in the end at least they died together and could rest in peace. They could at last b together without anyone watching them and do what they liked and they would be together for eternity. If things were better planned and they had better technology, like we have today then things could have been very different. Society back in 1599 found communicating and organising was complex. The mobile phone would have been very practical, sending messages via phones to each other. In the end, though, there "never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo." ...read more.

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