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Who were toblame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?

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Who were to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Romeo and Juliet is the story of how fate, friendship, love and hatred kill both of the lovers. There are many aspects of the story that contribute to the tragedy of the play. The four mains headings that each reason falls into are fate. At the times that Romeo and Juliet were lovers the society was hugely religious and consequently believed in fate. Right at the start of the play you are introduced to this idea with the prologue. It tells the story in short; it tells of how a pair of "star cross'd lovers, take their life." They are destined to die like they do because it is believed that it is shown in the stars; fate. The significance of 'their life' shows that it is believed that they killed themselves so perhaps there love wasn't meant to be. Friends play a big part in the death of the two lovers. Mercutio invites Romeo to a party thrown by the Capulet's. This, you know could bring disaster, seemed like a great Idea to cheer Romeo up so that he could forget about his previous lover. ...read more.


If the two lovers had listened to what parent and friends had told them then they wouldn't have come to the bother that they did. However for all this to be going on and the Feud they must have been really in love to continue the relationship. It was love at first sight for both of them. They were both crazy about each other so nothing was going to get in there way. "But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the Sun." he is proclaiming his love for Juliet to him self. He uses a metaphor to describe Juliet, it is of the sun. This is a beautiful image of the sun rising because the sun looks beautiful in the morning, fresh and pure. Juliet doesn't use metaphorical speech to say what she wants she only ask "O Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou Romeo?" at this point she is not as madly in love as he is bit still wishes to see him for she loves him already. Juliet appears much more rational about love and 'looks before she leaps' she does think of possible outcomes and even believes that it cant work and wishes that he was of the same house. ...read more.


She loves this idea of proper romance as it is absent from most of the lives around her. Juliet's marriage was to be pre-arranged and she wouldn't have had a say in it, this was probably the case of her parents as well so the nurse isn't likely to have ever seen true love. The nurse appears to break down and tell Juliet that she shouldn't marry Romeo instead marry Paris as it would solve the problems that both of them face, luckily the nurse wasn't weak enough to break down In front of or to the parents otherwise this may well have lead to their deaths. If either Friar Lawrence or the nurse is to blame for the deaths then The Friar is more likely to have more of the blame because he arranged and performed the marriage. For anybody to be blamed for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet wouldn't be accurate as they incurred the consequences. They didn't think accurately and subsequently fell into each others trap of love. They realised what could and inevitably did happen, love is a very powerful thing and because of this both the two lovers died, with such strong love, for each other. So nothing could be done to stop the events unfolding as they did it was meant to be their future was written in the stars. ...read more.

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