Who Was to Blame for the Death of Romeo and Juliet

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Who was to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet?

Romeo and Juliet is the story of two “star-crossed lovers” who’s family’s hate each other. They have been in quarrel with each other for so long that they didn’t even know what started it. Romeo and Juliet fall in desperately in love and seek help from the Friar Lawrence who marries them in secret and helps them to escape together. There are complications, Romeo is banished because kills Tybalt (Juliet cousin) and at the same time Juliet is bid to marry the rich count Paris, whom she didn’t want to. So with the assistance Friar Lawrence she fakes her death, Romeo doesn’t get the letter from Friar Lawrence explaining the plan so he really thinks that she is dead and he kills himself. Juliet wakes up to see Romeo dead and she kills herself also because she couldn’t bare to be without him.

I think that Friar Lawrence, the Capulet’s and the Montague’s were to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence took rushed actions and didn’t think though his decisions carefully, Romeo and Juliet came to him and their fate in a way lay in his hands. He risked their lives by making mistakes and not thinking of the effects that he would cause. The Capulet’s and Montague’s were to blame because it was their feud that was the foundation of Romeo and Juliet’s death. If their fight didn’t exist then Friar Lawrence wouldn’t have to make his drastic decisions and it wouldn’t have resulted in the death of Mercutio and Tybalt as well.

When Romeo and Juliet met is was love at first sight. You got the sense from Shakespeare’s language that they were genially in love but if you think about the circumstances in which they met, and the fast approach they took to their relationship, it seems unlikely that they could really be in love. However in the story they are. The Friar was a well educated man and reminded Romeo, the morning after he had met and fallen in love with Juliet that he loved Rosaline only the day before....
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