Romeo and Juliet has a tragic ending where both of the star-crossed lovers die. This was a result of human actions, not fate. Many people in the play had vital rolls in the death of the teenagers, though Romeo and Juliet were both greatly at fault for their own demise. Friar Lawrence, Friar John and the entirety of the Capulet and Montague families were responsible for the deaths of the lovers. From the very beginning the love of Romeo and Juliet was ill-fated. However, there were many circumstances throughout the course of their lives that led to their eventual deaths.
Romeo is impulsive and generally immature. He is living in the middle of a violent feud between the two families. He is usually very over emotional and falls in and out of love very quickly. Romeo was first in love with Rosaline, but as soon as he saw Juliet he fell in love with her, the daughter of the enemy. Romeo could have chosen not to go to the party when he had a bad feeling, preventing the ill-fated love in the first place. He also could have chosen not to get married to Juliet the second day he knew her. Romeo killed Tybalt, when he could have walked away but instead he decided to fight, getting himself banished. Romeo also shouldn't have poisoned himself just because Juliet was dead. If he hadn’t both of them may have been able to go and have a happy life together. Juliet is a young girl from and aristocratic family, and she doesn't have a say in the big decisions in her life. There were many things that she could have done to change the tragic ending for Romeo and herself. The first and foremost would probably be not marrying the boy that she had known for two days. If Juliet had gone slower in her relationship with Romeo she may have decided not to commit herself to him in the first place or felt the need to fake her death to be with him. If she had placed more trust in adults and told her parents about Romeo, then it is likely that they could have worked...
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