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

Romeo and Juliet. t is hard to make a conclusion as to who is to blame for the deaths, because theres quite a lot of people to blame. You could blame the families for fighting over something petty which happened ages ago.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

'Romeo and Juliet' Coursework. 'Romeo and Juliet' is a very well known, famous play. The play is a tragedy as it ends with two star crossed lovers dying. It is hard to make a conclusion as to who is to blame for the deaths, because there's quite a lot of people to blame. You could blame the families for fighting over something petty which happened ages ago. You could also blame Romeo and Juliet because they shouldn't have rebelled when they knew that what they were doing was wrong. The two characters who seem most likely to be blamed are the Friar and the nurse for getting in way too deep and being inconsiderate and selfish. They all have motives to make themselves responsible for the deaths. There isn't really a right or wrong answer as to who is to blame but in this essay I am going to come to a conclusion. The Friar and the Nurse are used well to move the plot of the play forward. They constantly rush everything in the play which adds excitement and curiosity to the play. They're always the two main characters to keep the play going and making something happen. ...read more.

Middle

There's also the theme of sorrow and regret as the friar regrets a lot of the decisions he's made about marrying Romeo and Juliet. Another theme would be love, as this is expressed very well, as in the love Romeo and Juliet share with each other and with the friar and nurse. I would say that the main theme of the play is most likely rushing because all through the play the characters are speaking in rhyme to make everything seem more rushed. And near the end the friar says as he's rushing through the grave yard 'Saint Francis be my speed! How oft tonight have my old feet stumbled at graves!' it looks as if he' saying that he is tripping up on death'. This surely means that the message of the play would be don't rush things. Some of the scenes in the play would be quite hard to act out in a play because they're quite complicated and hard and have to be changed slightly. Like when there's a fight between Mercutio and Tybalt that would be hard to act out because it does involve a lot of movement and use of stage. ...read more.

Conclusion

They also put enormous amounts of pressure on the Friar and the Nurse because they threatened to kill themselves and everything which therefore made them feel responsible for the two teenagers. They were also very selfish; they didn't care much for anyone else it seemed to be all about them, but they paid the price for it. They also put their families through a lot of stress as well, and created a lot of innocent victims pay the price for what they did like Paris for example. The only crime he committed was loving and wanting to marry Juliet, he did nothing wrong but his life came to an end because of Romeo and Juliet. So really what happened to them was their fault, if they'd have taken advice from their friends and family then they'd probably of been fine. I did really enjoy this play it got me thinking a lot, it kept me interested and wanting to read on, I think that sometimes it's hard to understand what's being said because its all in old English but apart from that I think its great. It is a perfect example of a tragic play. And I did enjoy studying a lot; it creates a lot of cliff hangers so I would highly recommend reading the play, or watching the films. Aimee Vincent-Bunn. ...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 Romeo and Juliet 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 Romeo and Juliet essays

  1. Who is to Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet?

    they still carried on seeing each other knowing that there would be consequences to come when the truth came out. When Tybalt comes to request a duel with Romeo, Romeo refuses 'I do protest I never injur'd thee, But love thee better than thou can'st devise:' by the time Tybalt

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

    This meant Romeo could hardly see Juliet. So, Tybalt started this chain reaction and so has some blame for the deaths. Also to blame is Prince Escalus. Having banished Romeo it makes his love affair with Juliet impossible, but again this is because of Tybalt.

  1. How Much is The Friar to Blame for Romeo's and Juliet's tragic deaths?

    If Shakespeare was in fact trying to lead his 16th century, and most likely very religious audience into believing that Friar Laurence was to blame for Romeo and Juliet's not-so-happy ending, what was he trying to say about religion in those times?

  2. Romeo and Juliet are to Blame for own Deaths

    To get an idea of the family tree these diagrams will help. Capulet and Lady Capulet Juliet (daughter) Nurse Cousin Capulet Tybalt (To Juliet) (Juliet's Kinsman) (Cousin) Peter Petrucio (Servant) (Friend of Tybalt) Montague and Lady Montague Romeo (son) Benvolio Mercutio Balthasar (friend)

  1. To what extent did Shakespeare make us believe that the Friar was to blame ...

    man who knows what to do in problematic situations such as Romeo and Juliet's. Romeo's arguments in favour of his current love for Juliet are hardly very creditable: "Her I love now/ Does grace for grace, and love for love allow/ The other did not."

  2. Whos to blame for the deaths for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet

    This is displayed in the first act between Samson and Gregory. "Women being the weaker vessels are ever to thrust to a wall; therefore I will push Montague's men from the wall, and thrust his maids to the wall." This leads on to the Patriarchal society in which Shakespeare grew

  1. Romeo and Juliet. If I were asked to put the ones who take ...

    clouds with streaks of light' Which shows he also very poetic in the way he speaks, whereas when he is talking to other people he tends to speak in non rhyming verse 'Thy love did read by rote that could not spell. But come, young waverer, come go with me.'

  2. Who was to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet

    Act 5 scene1 line24). In this quote it seems that Romeo is challenging fate as he suspects that it is controlling the relationship between him and Juliet. He believed that if the love shared between him and Juliet led to death then it would be an act of fate.

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