Who was responsible for the death of Juliet?

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Romeo and Juliet Essay

In the play, “Romeo and Juliet,” written by William Shakespeare, there are several tragic events including the death of Juliet Capulet. One may question, who was responsible for the death of Juliet? That is an argument that can go on forever since everyone has their own opinions, however, Juliet Capulet is responsible for her own death because of the childish decisions she made.

Juliet’s first childish decision was when she immediately thought she was in love with Romeo Montague even though she had just met him. This is usually referred to as love at first sight, which is when you fall in love with someone after just looking at them for the first time. Love at first sight is actually really unrealistic, and Juliet could have had some restraint on herself instead of falling for Romeo immediately. On page 76 it states, “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” That was when Romeo first saw Juliet and was immediately in love. Although Juliet tried to hold back at first, after she let Romeo kiss her, she knew she was in love too.

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Another one of Juliet’s childish choices that she made was when she decided to get married to Romeo. Juliet was the one who brought up getting married in the first place because she wanted to make sure their love was real. This was stupid and irresponsible for many reasons. For one, she just met the boy. She hardly knows anything about him except for the fact that he is a Montague and she is a Capulet. They are both from feuding families, so they should have realized that unfortunately their relationship wasn’t going to work out right away. On ...

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