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Romeo And Juliet Essays Who Is To Blame

There are several people that could be blamed for the deaths of these two young people, including their parents, by keeping the feud between the two families going. Mercutio can be blamed, to some degree. He was the one who got Romeo to go to the ball. When Mercutio was killed, Romeo avenged his death, and ended up having to leave Verona instead of staying with Juliet.

However, one of the characters who is most...

There are several people that could be blamed for the deaths of these two young people, including their parents, by keeping the feud between the two families going. Mercutio can be blamed, to some degree. He was the one who got Romeo to go to the ball. When Mercutio was killed, Romeo avenged his death, and ended up having to leave Verona instead of staying with Juliet.

However, one of the characters who is most to blame could be Friar Laurence. Friar Laurence was the wise adviser to Romeo and Juliet. He kept their secret and helped them be together. He was the one who married the two, hoping that the marriage would cause an end to the feuding. He was the one who came up with the idea of giving Juliet the potion to put her in a coma-like state for 42 hours. He wrote a letter to Romeo, explaining the plan, but the letter never reached Romeo. After the two of them died, the Friar left, so his plan was never found out. Friar Laurence, being a man of God, could have gone to the families and told them that the feuding had to end. They may have listened to him. They trusted him. The nurse is another one who can be blamed, as well. She was Juliet's trusted friend. She sent letters to Romeo for Juliet. She helped Juliet when she was going to marry Romeo. When it was told that Romeo was gone, the nurse agreed that Juliet should marry Paris. She didn't stand up for Juliet's love for Romeo.

Some of the blame also has to be placed on the shoulders of Romeo and Juliet. They were young and reckless. Instead of trying to figure out a way to make their relationship work, they both killed themselves. They have to be held responsible to some extent. This beautiful tragedy has many people that can be blamed. Two young people, who truly loved each other, felt that they had no other choice than to do what they did. The people in their lives could have prevented all of this. That is the true tragedy.

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The Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet

Introduction

Romeo and Juliet the ‘star crossed lovers’ seem to be doomed the first day they meet each other. The play concludes with Romeo and Juliet taking their lives just days after meeting. Shakespeare closely tangles the play so every character and event plays an important role in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.

Families

To begin, the most apparent factor in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is the ‘ancient grudge’ between the two families to which they belong: The Capulets and The Montague’s. ‘Two households both alike in dignity.’ It is noticeable to the audience that everybody is involved from beginning to end, ‘Do you bite your…show more content…

She drives Juliet into a relationship with Romeo and is mainly to blame. She shows her desire for attention and the fact that she is a short-sighted thinker by encouraging Juliet to marry Paris as well as Romeo. ‘You’re better in the second match.’ It doesn’t seem to matter that Juliet is in love with Romeo and that she is already married to him.

Friar Lawrence ==============

Friar Laurence has a major role. As a member of the Order of St. Francis, a group of wise and generous priests, Romeo and Juliet trusted Friar Lawrence completely, turning to him for advice, and solutions. He was there throughout Romeo and Juliet's lives; he married them, came up with a plan to keep them together, and was a friend throughout their tragedies. However it was his rashness, shortsightedness, poorly thought out plans and desperate measures that led to Romeo and Juliet's ultimate tragedy. Romeo and Juliets's death could have been prevented, if they were not together. Friar Laurence married Romeo and Juliet; this was the first mistake, which would lead to their deaths. A bond between them was created through marriage: "For, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone / Till holy church incorporate two in one." (2.6.36-37). None of any of the tragedies would have occurred if Romeo and Juliet were not married.

Friar Lawrence does not have very much time on stage but

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