Romeo and Juliet

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Who or What do you think is most to blame for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet? Explain your answer with reference to the play.

I believe that all of the characters in the play had a part to play in the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet, but I think that some characters are much more to blame than others. I think that the three characters who carry the greatest amount of blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet are Capulet, Lady Capulet and Friar Lawrence. I think that the person most to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet is Juliet’s father, Capulet. He was never supportive of Juliet in anything she did and he would not give her much of a say in anything she did and in anything she wanted to do. He had the final word in everything, causing her to dislike him more and more over time. He didn’t take into account anything she wanted and he was going to force her to marry Paris only giving her a few days notice. Although he did not know about her love for a Montague and she should have told him because then it may have not led to such a rash decision so quickly. Lady Capulet was also to blame because of the fact that she did not help Juliet and she did not stand up to her husband when her daughter needed her to for example when Juliet told her father that she did not want to marry Paris, Capulet hit Juliet and was aggressive towards Juliet and Lady Capulet just let him do it and didn’t attempt to stop him or to save Juliet from his rage. Lady Capulet was a coward and that I think is why she is partly to blame for Juliet’s death.

Friar Lawrence was to blame for the death of Romeo and also Juliet because, first of all, the Friar unwisely agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet, even though he knows it will cause later problems. Friar Lawrence should have been more mature about the decisions they made, and the advice that he gave to Romeo. I believe that he did not consider the consequences of the advice he gave or the actions that he performed. I also think that...
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