Blame In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Blame is the belief that a person or inanimate object is responsible for any outcome whether it be good or bad. People often resort to blame to fill the idea that they were not the cause of the outcome but someone else. The quote from the book It’s Not My Fault: The No-Excuse Plan for Overcoming Life’s Obstacles “ We live in a culture of blame. People will blame anyone or anything for their misery sooner than take responsibility to own it and make it better.” written by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend has a way of morphing its way into the blame assigned to the characters of Romeo and Juliet whether it be at Friar Lawrence for marrying them or the families for letting their hatred for each other grow. Blame is assigned to the deaths of…show more content…
Paris exclaims,”See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love.”(Romeo and Juliet 5.3.293). Paris is illustrating that because the families let their hate for each other live on and grow into the lives of their children they are the ones to take the blame for Romeo and Juliet taking their lives. Paris states “And I, for winking at your discords too, Have lost a brace of kinsmen.”(5.3.294-295).Paris then goes on to blame himself saying that if he had told them to quit the fighting he would not have lost his brothers. The prince assigning this blame causes a ripple leading the Lord Montague and Capulet to realize where they messed up and that both families are good families. The quote, "We live in a culture of blame. People will blame anyone or anything for their misery sooner than take the responsibility to own it and make it better." by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. Relates to this part of the story because for so long the Capulets and Montagues have blamed each other for their misery rather than admitting they were wrong and taking responsibility. The prince stating this shows how the cons of blaming others for your misery. Stating that they would not have lost the people they loved the most if they would have just grown
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