Shakespeare writes the play giving the audience the final decision of who is at fault for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Throughout the play fault can be placed on Romeo. He makes a variety of choices that lead to Juliet’s death and his own. Romeo is constantly blaming his own careless behaviors on fate. He is warned not to attend the party but he smirks at fate by saying, “But he that hath the steerage of my course/Direct my sail,” (1.4.119-120).
In the play Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare’s use of stylized language promotes a deeper understanding of Juliet’s struggle with her conflicting feelings for Romeo. Specifically, she shows her adversity through her monologue of paradox. In this scene, her nurse confesses to Juliet that Romeo, her beloved husband, has killed Tybalt, her kinsman. This leaves Juliet conflicted; she doesn’t know what to do, how to act, or who to choose. This passage is important because it not only shows that Juliet is confused about her feelings for Romeo, but also that she feels as though she is a victim of deceit, and for one fleeting moment, is unsure of whether or not she can trust him.
In Document D, Juliet tells her mother, “... He shall not make me there a joyful bride...”. This demonstrates how Juliet feels about marrying Paris, but she could have just avoided this by actually telling the truth about her being married with Romeo. With all the evidence provided, it shows that Juliet was also to blame due to her not thinking about better decisions about handling her little problems that can be dealt with
Lastly, Tybalt is the most to blame for the events that occur in Romeo and Juliet because of the the first events he caused leading to the suicides of Romeo and Juliet. The confirmation that Tybalt is the cause of the terrible events in Romeo and Juliet is shown in the play “Romeo and Juliet” when Romeo says, “Is it even so? then I defy you, stars! Thou know 'st my lodging: get me ink and paper, and hire post-horses; I will hence tonight.” when he finds out that Juliet is dead, but doesn’t know she faked her death. Then Romeo sets out in his sorrow to an apothecary and says, “Come hither, man.
The audience and a few others are aware of it but many in the play are not. This rings true when Tybalt tries to fight Romeo. Tybalt calls him a villain and Romeo responds by saying “Tybalt, the reason I have to love thee Doth much excuse the appertaining rage.” (III.I.58-59)He is saying we are supposed to be friends, You don’t know why but this is the reason I will not fight you. Also If Juliet’s parents were aware of the marriage they most likely would not have made her marry Paris. Juliet having to marry Paris was what inspired the plan that led to Romeo and Juliet's untimely demise.
Last, Friar Laurence played a huge role in the lovers’ death by uniting Romeo and Juliet and forming a plan to keep them together, hoping to end the feud between the two families. For instance, after the death of Mercutio and Tybalt, Friar was still unaware of the consequences of Romeo and Juliet 's marriage. Instead, he continued his effort in uniting the lovers. The plan he concocted for uniting them was perilous and ill- conceived. He decided to fake Juliet 's death in order to help her out of her bind and unite her with Romeo in Mantua.
In another example, Abigail also draws the attention off of herself and onto another. For instance,the play begins with Rev. Hale and Rev. Parris Abigail of consorting with the Devil. Abigail begins to panic, and frantically decides to blame Tituba in order to get the attention off of herself.
Lord/Lady capulet is responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet because they pressured their daughter Juliet just to get what they wanted for her. In Act 3 scene 4, Capulet says “ I think She’ll do whatever I say” . This statement shows us Lord Capulet think Juliet won’t say no about marrying Paris, it also shows that he think he can control Juliet’s life. Making him feel very confident to get the best for his daughter even though it means controlling her life. In Act 3 scene 5, Lord Capulet says “ I hear you say proud and I thank
In theory, this should have caused Juliet to feel pure hatred towards Romeo. Ironically, Tybalt 's death brought the couple even closer together in love. However, the Capulet family did not know of the secret relationship and wanted to put Romeo to his death. Tybalt 's death affected each member of the Capulet family and moved the plot closer to its tragic ending. As Tybalt 's legacy, Romeo was exiled from Verona, and for a time, could not see Juliet anymore.
For example, “Tybalt is dead, and Romeo has been banished. Romeo killed Tybalt, and his punishment was banishment.”(page 159) This shows that Romeo and Juliet love comes with a lot of baggage such as the family feud. Juliet is devastated that Tybalt died because he is her closest male cousin. Romeo’s banishment is something else stopping them from being happy. Romeo’s banishment is another way that shows