Irresponsibility In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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William Shakespeare's, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet are a young couple with rivaling families that fall in love also known as the star-crossed lovers. They go through many challenges in their relationship but in the end, it leads those challenges to their deaths. They both express irresponsibility through their impulsive and rash actions that contribute to their deaths but there are a couple of characters throughout the play that helps lead Romeo and Juliet to their deaths. In the end, there are many characters to take fault for both Romeo and Juliet's Death. In William Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet's death are to blame by Friar Laurence, The Rivalling families, and Tybalt Capulet. …show more content…
He acts like a friend and an advisor to both Romeo and Juliet. He is the one who married Romeo and Juliet together and helped them through all the challenges they had to face along the way before both of their deaths. Because of this he takes responsibility and is to blame for both Romeo and Juliet in many ways.“So smile the heavens upon this holy act/That after-hours with sorrow chide us not!“ (Act 2 scene 6, line 1-2). In this quote, Friar Laurence is marrying Romeo and Juliet. He is saying that heavens are happy with this marriage and so that nothing unfortunate happens later to make us regret this decision. Friar this whole time was helping Romeo and Juliet be in this hard relationship that would never have worked out but he still helps them. Because of this, he is to take fault in their deaths because of the many mistakes he made one being marrying them.If Friar didn't help and approve of the relationship they could not have died the tragic way they did. Another reason that Friar is to blame for Romeo and Juliet's death is when he found out Romeo didn't get the letter. “Unhappy fortune! By my brotherhood,/ The letter was not nice but full of charge,/ Of dear import, and the neglecting it/May do much danger. Friar John, go hence./Get me an iron crow and bring it straight/Unto my cell.” …show more content…
While that is true Romeo isn't the one who should be blamed. In this play Romeo and Juliet are very young, still teenagers learning and exploring the world and new things. Romeo is a very passionate and quick thinking person who doesn't think about his feelings and decisions before he makes them leading to stupid dangerous outcomes. Because of this Romeo falls in love with Juliet rushes their relationship, gets married, gets banished, Juliet making this plan to be with him, Romeo killing himself, then Juliet killing herself. Because Romeo and Juliet are so young they don't really understand what they have done and they affect it had on everybody you cared on them. Romeo is not to blame for his and Juliet's death. He was just following his heart and somebody close to him, older, and who he trusted like Friar Laurence should have told them to slow things down with Juliet and not make stupid decisions which could have kept Romeo and Juliet alive. So in the end. Romeo really isn't to blame for his own death even though he killed himself he's just a young passionate kid who should have had a mentor or friend helping him through this

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