Compare Mercutio To Blame For The Death Of Romeo And Juliet

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Who to Blame?

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, a story of faith and bad decisions, ending with the death of two star-crossed lovers. Starting with a kiss, and ending with one, both Romeo and Juliet parish leaving friends and family behind. But Who’s to blame for the death of the two star-crossed lovers? From the very start Romeo and Mercutio were side by side, this means that Mercutio had a great effect on Romeo's decisions, starting with the night Romeo met Juliet, which in the end leads to his unforgettable death. The night of the Capulets ball Mercutio convinces Romeo to go, to help with the grieving of his loss of love over Rosalie. “Nay, gentle Romeo, we must have you dance”(shakespeare, pg 389) This line in turn leads to what eventually becomes the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo then meets, and falls in love with the Capulet daughter, Juliet. The Capulet ball, then becomes the start of the end. If Mercutio would have …show more content…

This progresses the death of Romeo and Juliet in multiple ways. Mercutio's death made Romeo seek revenge, his revenge was taken in the form of killing Tybalt.(Enotes, mlsldy3) After the death of Mercutio, Romeo is largely blamed for Tybalt's death, even though Mercutio had an outrageous impact on his death.Their deaths further ruining the relationship between the Montagues and Capulets. With the strengthening hate between the two families it separates the young two even more. But it doesn't end there, Tybalt's end has a large effect on the Capulets, including Juliet. Not for the usual reasons of grieving his death, but because it meant the banishment of Romeo. Juliet's parents unknowingly believe she is upset over Tybalt, which in response they push the idea of her marrying Paris. This is the true beginning of the Tragedy. Juliet avoids this situation with the help of the Friar. Which in the end becomes the end of Romeo and

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