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Whose fault was it for the death of Romeo and Juliet

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Whose fault was it for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? The events leading up to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet are as follows: Friar Lawrence gives Juliet a special potion which will put her to sleep for twenty hours. The plan is for everyone else to think she is dead, while Romeo receives a message from Friar Lawrence outlining this plan. Firstly, the plan goes wrong as Friar Lawrence's servant cannot deliver the message because of a plague. This leads to a huge misunderstanding, as Balthasar, Romeo's servant, goes to Verona and sees Juliet lying in the Capulet's vault and assumes that she is dead. ...read more.


After killing Paris, Romeo walks into the tomb and swears that he will stay with her forever, upon this he takes the poison and dies. When Friar Lawrence comes rushing into the tomb to stop what he thinks is going to happen, Juliet wakes up. When she sees that Romeo is dead, she takes his dagger and kills herself. The whole part of the story leading up to Romeo and Juliet's deaths' is summed up by the Prince, when he says that "All are punished". I agree with this view partially, as I believe it was the fault of Capulet and Montague that Romeo and Juliet died. ...read more.


This drastic series of events makes sure that the Capulets will never let Juliet marry Romeo, and the fact that they have already arranged for her to marry Paris. As we know, this then leads to Juliet taking the sleeping potion, and ultimately the deaths of both Romeo and Juliet. One scene of events led to another, and it was the rivalry between the Montagues and the Capulets that sparked it off. I therefore have decided that Capulet should be executed and Montague should be exiled. Firstly, Montague knew nothing of the love affair between Romeo and Juliet and cannot be blamed for this, though he did not order the brawls to stop. Capulet however, forced Juliet's marriage to Paris upon her, and didn't give her any choice to say if she wanted to or not. ...read more.

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