Dbq Essay Who Is To Blame For Romeo And Juliet

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Death is the last thing on a parent’s mind about their children. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a story about two young lovers who kill themselves in order to be with each other through life and death. Although the two lovers killed themselves for love, who exactly encouraged their deaths? There are a few suspects for such a crime, such as the parents/families themselves, Romeo's father structure, Friar Lawrence, or maybe even Juliet. Whoever it is there is yet another suspect that stands out much more and that is Fate. The Capulets and Montagues are one of the suspects to blame for this crime. In the Prologue it says there is an “ancient grudge” between the two families and the only way to pay the feud is for the “fatal loins” …show more content…

When Romeo says he wants to marry a Capulet, Friar was hesitant, but thought that if the “star cross’d lovers” got married, the feud between the opposing families will end so he agrees to marry them whilst knowing that there will be some sort of consequence(“DBQ: Romeo and Juliet: Who’s to Blame?” Doc C). Another reason Friar could be to blame is that he helps Juliet on faking her own death so she does not have to marry Paris(“DBQ: Romeo and Juliet: Who’s to Blame?” Doc C.). Friar is mentioned many times throughout the play that he will do anything to make Romeo happy but still disciplines him when …show more content…

In the Prologue it states that a pair of lovers will die in order to end a family feud(“DBQ: Romeo and Juliet: Who’s to Blame?” Doc A). Those lovers turned out to be Romeo and Juliet. Another reason why Fate is a suspect in this crime is when Friar Lawrence was the priest for Romeo and Juliet’s wedding he said, quote, “These violent ‘delights have violent ends…”(“DBQ: Romeo and Juliet: Who’s to Blame?” Doc C)(Act 2, Scene 6). Fate made another appearance when Friar helps Juliet on faking her own death. When Friar starts executing his plan on Juliet’s “death” everything seems to go smoothly until Friar’s letter that was supposed to go to Romeo, explaining the plan, does not reach Romeo. Friar finds out about this and say “Unhappy fortune!”(Act 5, Scene 2)(“DBQ: Romeo and Juliet: Who’s to Blame?” Doc E). This situation then leads to the deaths of Romeo and

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