Share The Blame In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, there is a large conflict between two families which ultimately ends in a tragedy. As in most tragedies the blame cannot be put upon one person. The fault lies among several people for their involvement others lives. The Montague’s and Capulet’s had a large influence on their children’s lives by forcing their own feud onto them. Secondly, through a series of events that led up to Romeo and Juliet’s death their friends contributed to the tragedy. Lastly, the most obvious answer as to who is responsible for their death is themselves. Although they were the ones who literally ended their lives, it was as a result of influence from those around them. Blame can be spread amongst several, not pointed at one single person. Pride can blind people from doing what is best for others, rather than for themselves. The Montague’s as well as the Capulet’s took pride in their families and therefore refused to back down from the feud between the two families. The conflict between them had grown large and was being passed down to their children, furthermore the conflicts between them grew larger when their children fell in love, “Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight!/For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night” (159-160.v.I). They had been raised to believe that the opposite family was their enemy and that they were to hate them, “My only love sprung from my only hate!/Too early seen unknown, and known too late!/Prodigious birth of love it is to me,/That I must love a loathed enemy.” (152-155.v.I). The proposed marriage between Juliet and Paris was the turning point for the plot. It became urgent for Romeo and Juliet to be together before it was too late. As Juliet’s parents forced the marriage to Paris onto her, she began to protest, “I will not marry yet” (126.iv.III). However her parents were insistent, “Marry, my child, early next Thursday morn” (117.iv.III), and Juliet felt that there was no way that would be able to be with Romeo and abide by her parents wishes. Due to their inability to swallow their pride and forgive each other, the Capulet’s and the Montague’s forced their children flee their family in attempts to find happiness. There were a number of events which led up to the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, all of which can be perceived as causing the end result. Friends such as Friar Laurence, Mercutio and the Nurse could have attempted to prevent by acting in a different manner. Friar Laurence was asked to marry them without the permission of their parents, which he did willingly, “Come, come with me, and we will make short work;/For, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone/Till holy church incorporate two in one.” (35-37.vi.II) Secondly, it was the fault of Friar Laurence that Juliet took the potion. Juliet asked Friar Laurence for help in regards to her wedding, “Unless thou tell me how I may prevent it” (52.i.IV). It was a dangerous plan however he let Juliet who was young and naïve proceed with it none the less. “Thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself,/Then is it likely thou wilt undertake/A thing like death to chide away this shame,/That copest with death himself to scape from it:/And, if thou darest, I'll give thee remedy.” (73-77.i.IV). Mercutio and Tybalt also had a role to play in the death of Romeo and Juliet. The argument became heated between the two and eventually turned violent, “Will you pluck your sword out of his pitcher by the ears” (80.i.III). After Mercutio had been slain by Tybalt, Romeo took it upon himself to take revenge. “Now, Tybalt, take the villain back again,/That late thou gavest me; for Mercutio's soul/Is but a little way above our heads,/Staying for thine to keep him company:/Either thou, or I, or both, must go with him.”(130-134.i.III). The death of Tybalt caused Romeo to be exiled from Verona and therefore be separated from Juliet. Lastly, the nurse knew of what was going on between Romeo and Juliet however she did…
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William Shakespeare’s (author) Romeo and Juliet (title) is perhaps one of the best known love stories of all time. The play (form) follows the two “star crossed lovers” (quote) from the beginning of their passionate relationship through to their tragic (reference to tragedy) deaths. Shakespeare intends for the audience to sympathise with its central characters, in particular Juliet. Responsibility…
Romeo and Juliet Romantic Love Essay
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Submitted by: Joey McGuire
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
The play of “Romeo and Juliet” is truly a tragedy that is based by the romantic love these two characters share and how this acts as the compass for all the other events that. Firstly, once Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time their moods completely change surrounding their hatred of each other’s families. Next, when Romeo and Juliet become split…
Who is responsible for Romeo and Juliet's death
I think many people believe in Fate,but in this condition I don't think Romeo and Juliet's death can be simply explained by fate. We need to take into account everything around them, like their parents,Romeo himself.....and if their love was not a secret would it have ended in tragedy?
I am going to declare why Romeo and Juliet's death can not simply explain by fate,
and these are my point
-Romeo is responsible for his own death.
The play “Romeo and Juliet,” is written by famous British playwright William Shakespeare. It begins with a large fight between the Capulets and Montegues in Verona, Italy. Two individuals, Romeo Montegue and Juliet Capulet go through struggles in order to be together. Romeo is one of the main characters in the play and comes from a rich family by the name of Montegue. Throughout the story Romeo shows a variety of personalities. Romeo is a handsome man who matures to adulthood at a young…
English 1 Honors
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Romeo & Juliet Metaphors
William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet includes countless metaphors and similes that are used to describe the relationship between Romeo and Juliet. Act 2, Scene 2 also known as the balcony scene portrays the complex relationship between the “two star crossed lovers”(6). There is no absolute definition of love and everyone finds out his or her interpretation differently. William Shakespeare uses…
My example of an antagonist is Tybalt compared to Romeo. Tybalt is constantly trying to start fights with Romeo and, eventually, he succeeds. Because of Tybalt, Romeo is banished from the city Verona, where his beloved wife Juliet lives. Another example of an Antagonist is, Paris compared to Juliet. Paris is the main reason that Juliet deems it necessary to take a potion to fake her death. This ultimately leads to the death of both Romeo and Juliet in the end.
A foil in a story is a character…
How important is act 1 scene 5 of Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet the play as whole?
Romeo and Juliet were written by William Shakespeare around 1595. This play has been written among many other tragedies by Shakespeare such as, "Macbeth" and "Hamlet". However Romeo and Juliet is one of the most tragic Shakespeareans plays of all time. This play is about hate, tragedy and most importantly Love. It’s about two young lovers, Romeo from the Montague and Juliet from the Capulet’s who both fall in love when…
Keayr Griffin My compare and contrast on Romeo and Juliet the new version and the older version.
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I personally like the newer version of Romeo and Juliet myself because of the more modern themes. The character are not so dull and the setting of the move isn't so medieval time. The action in the movie do not look fake like the first movie. The character who plays Romeo to me is more like us teens nowadays. LIke the way they dress in the old movie you could…
On the way back from a Romeo and Juliet play in the car, It was at least midnight. The sky was dark but there were still little beams of light from the moon that lit up the street so they could still find where the car was when the couple exited the theatre.
‘Well that was a load of crap, what a waste of my time’ said Joe angrily.
‘I thought it was lovely it has really opened my eyes about love’ said Jenny with joy.
‘What? As if! It was utter crap, totally fake! No-one could fall in…
death of Romeo and Juliet?
Almost all of the events that occur throughout the play lead up to the final conclusion of the death of Romeo and Juliet. Many, if not all of the characters could be argued to play a role in their deaths, some more than others. Equally, some people may argue that it was no one’s specific fault and therefore it was fate or society’s fault. These are the aspects of the play that I am going to consider throughout this essay.
In the opening sonnet in Romeo and Juliet, the chorus…