The Death Of Romeo And Juliet

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In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Mercutio is partly correct in stating that the families are to be blamed for the tragedy that occurs, namely, the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. However, there are other characters and factors that play a role in their deaths, for example, Tybalt, Friar Laurence and Benvolio. One might even argue that Romeo and Juliet themselves are responsible for their own deaths.

Lord and lady Capulet play a major part in the death of Juliet, Lord Capulet is a very rude and selfish father, not very caring or considerate if he just listened to what Juliet really wants and didn’t force upon her the marriage to Paris, “But fettle your fine joints ‘gainst Thursday ...view middle of the document...

Tybalt, Benvolio and Friar Lawrence are also responsible for the tragedies in a small but yet quite substantial way. Tybalt is responsible, because if he didn’t kill Mercutio “ ay, ay a scratch, a scratch, marry, ‘tis enough. Where is my villain, go fetch a surgeon” then Romeo wouldn’t have retaliated and therefore kill Tybalt which caused him to be sent away, and then he would not have received the letter explaining the plan. Benvolio is to blamed because if he didn’t make Romeo gate crash the Capulet’s party then he would of never even have met Juliet and their love affair would never of started. Friar Lawrence should be blamed in addition to the others because he came up with the plan not taking into consideration that maybe the letter would never get to Romeo in time.

There are to other very important people responsible for the deaths, they are in fact Romeo and Juliet themselves. It was their own choice to go behind their parents backs knowing the consequences, did they really think they could hide...

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