Romeo And Juliet Dbq

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What does it mean to blame? Romeo and Juliet is a Tragedy by William Shakespeare about two young star-crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. Friar Lawrence marries them and later tries to help them be together but in the end it is their deaths that ultimately unites their feuding families. Who is most responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet? Friar Lawrence and the Families carry some blame but Fate is most responsible for the death of these young lovers. The Families are the first to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. If it were not for their feud Romeo and Juliet could have been together happily. When Lady Capulet, Juliet’s mother, asks Juliet how she feels about marriage, Juliet says she doesn’t think of it but her mother goes on to tell her she needs to think about marriage (Doc B). The Capulets were pushing Juliet towards marriage, forgetting to listen to her, and in that, pushing her away. In Act 1, Capulet wants Juliet’s consent before marrying her but in Act 3 he becomes enraged when Juliet refuses to marry (Doc. D). Another example of the Capulets pressuring Juliet. …show more content…

The Friar originally believes Romeo is just infatuated with Juliet but agrees to marry them in hopes to end the Family feud (Doc. C). Friar Lawrence says “these violent delights have violent ends” while marrying Romeo and Juliet (Doc. C), showing he knew there would be fatal repercussions but he was willing to sacrifice them to end the feud. Juliet comes to Friar Lawrence asking him to find a way to prevent her marriage because he married her to Romeo and he devises the plan (Doc. C). Friar lawrence comes up with the plan for Juliet to fake her death but he knew he couldn't guarantee her

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