Romeo And Juliet's Death Analysis

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People That are at Fault for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet
Many people will blame one character for the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet, but every character in the story is to blame to an extent. Shakespeare's ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is by far one of the most well known and tragic love stories in the world. Incase you’ve been living in a cave your whole life ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is a play about two younger lovers who come from families that hate each other. This play discusses topics like long held grudges and how strong love can be. There can’t simply be one person to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because everyone had a contribution to the tragedy. This tragedy is too complex to be able to blame just one person. Some characters that
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Romeo sees Juliet dead and decides that he can’t live without her. He then takes the poison and dies next to the sleeping Juliet. Romeo is to blame for Romeo’s death because he is the one that actually completed the action of buying and drinking to poison. “Drinks. O true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.” (Shakespeare, Act 3.) Nobody forced him to kill himself or put the idea of killing himself into his head. You can also blame Juliet for Romeo’s death because if he hadn’t believed her to be dead then he never would have killed himself. If she never would have pretended to kill herself then Romeo wouldn’t have thought she was dead and he wouldn’t have killed himself. After Romeo drinks the poison and dies Juliet awakes from the sleeping draft and sees her husband dead. Both Romeo and Juliet herself can be blamed for Juliet's death. If Romeo hadn’t killed himself or if he would have just waited a few minutes he would have seen that Juliet wasn’t actually dead. Seeing her husband dead next to her Juliet knows that he killed himself for her. She then realises, just as Romeo did, that she can’t live without him. Romeo pushed Juliet to kill herself by killing himself. Then again Juliet is just as much to blame for her death as Romeo is. She is the one that took the actual action of stabbing herself. “Snatching Romeo’s dagger This is thy sheath; stabs herself, there rust, and let me die.” (Shakespeare, Act 5.) Also, if she hadn’t faked her death, Romeo never would have killed himself, Juliet would never had to have seen her husband dead next to her, and she never would have killed herself. You can’t just blame either Romeo or Juliet for their suicides. Both of them should have an equal share of the