The Role Of Blame In Romeo And Juliet

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Blame is a mechanism in which responsibility of a situation is placed onto another person or object. The action of blame is usually resorted to in order to allow a person to avoid repercussions as well as to make them feel better about something they might have done. In the tragic love story, Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, blame can be placed on multiple people and situations throughout the duration of the story due to the fact that there were many factors contributed. They main factors in the death of the young lovers include, the actions and plans of Capulet and Friar Lawrence. Capulet’s responsibility in Juliet and Romeo dying, is due to his wanting a planned marriage for Juliet, purely for a higher status. His selfish wants, pushed Juliet to do absolutely anything to escape her father’s plan for her, causing an effect on Romeo’s life, leading to their death. Capulet in deciding Juliet’s future, disregards all of…show more content…
The readers of the play often have different opinions of who is to blame for Romeo and Juliet 's death. In the story, It 's Not My Fault: The No-Excuse Plan for Overcoming Life 's Obstacles, written by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend, goes into detail about the action of blame. The story mentions, “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." What this quote is explaining is that, when a person is going through a hard time in life, blame of other people is typically their reaction. I agree completely with statement due to the fact that people often use blame a coping mechanism. Blame is a huge part of Romeo and Juliet, because the reader places blame onto the people in which they believe is the cause of a situation or outcome, such as the death of Romeo and
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