Blame For Juliet's Deaths In Romeo And Juliet

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William Shakespeare’s play “Romeo and Juliet” is a tragic one as love lead to the deaths of both young lovers. Yet there is still a question that remains in this story Who was responsible for the six deaths in the play Romeo and Juliet. Most of the blame for the six deaths in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare rests on both the Montague and Capulet families. The main reason is that their hatred for each other got way out of hand. As we can see that in Act 3.1. Tybalt (Juliet’s cousin, part of the Capulet family) initially wants to fight Romeo due to his family and his personal pride. This results in Romeo's friend Mercutio (nephew of the prince of Verona) death as he stands up for Romeo and challenges Tybalt to a duel; in which Romeo tried to prevent. However, he ends up killing Tybalt as a sign of justice for what he had done. In the same scene, Benvolio tells the Prince the truth about …show more content…

His family”s pride showed no boundaries as Tybalt stated in (Act 1. Scene 5. 56-57) “Now by the honor of our family, I do not consider it a crime to kill him”(about Romeo). In this scene, Romeo came uninvited to the Capulets party. Tybalt was very hostile towards this move and saw it as an offense to his family’s name. As this quote demonstrates Tybalt doesn't fear the consequences even if it means death. In the same act, Lord Capulet tells Tybalt not to start anything or destroy Romeo's reputation because he has not done anything wrong. Yet Tybalt's Stubbornness results in Lord Capulet calling Tybalt a child which angered his pride. In a sense, Tybalt was only killing in part because of the rivalry between both families. Furthermore, Mercutio died because of the Montague and Capulet feud. Mercutio had always criticized their families feud and wanted, among others for it to stop. As Tybalt approached Mercutio he

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