Romeo And Juliet Who Is To Blame Essay

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Kate Tingley, Poole English 9 05 April 2023 Romeo and Juliet Essay Romeo and Juliet had star-crossed love with a dooming end. With such a sudden start and end it raises the question, who’s at fault for these tragic deaths? The story of Romeo and Juliet, set in Verona, is about two teenagers from feuding families, the Montagues and Capulets, who after a brief encounter, fall into a love sworn to fail. Destined to be enemies, their marriage was hidden, and the many secrets that followed led to fast and inevitable deaths. In the Article, “Who can be blamed for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”, Radlicz over-expands Tybalt's role in what resulted in Romeo and Juliet’s death, but gave an accurate analysis of the faults of Friar and Romeo. In Max …show more content…

One reason Tyblat is wrongly accused is that he was dead when the whole plan unraveled, which is when the most unfortunate events took place, making it unfair to hold him liable for the deaths. Romeo was rightly claimed guilty because he went to Juliet when he knew he shouldn’t have, but the Friar agreed to secretly marry Romeo and Juliet even though he believed, “These violent delights have violent ends and in their triumph die, like fire and powder, which as they kiss consume”(Shakespeare). This verifies how guilty the Friar is, he agrees to marry them even though he knows it won’t result well. So, Radlicz accurately depicted that the Friar is liable because this quote specifically states that the Friar knew something bad would happen as a result of him marrying them. After Tybalt kills Mercutio, Romeo gets mad and starts a deadly fight with Tybalt. Their fight wouldn’t have happened if Romeo hadn’t said, “That late thou gavest me, for Mercutio’s soul is but a little way above our heads, staying for thine to keep him company. Either thou or I, or both, must go with him”(Shakespeare). This quote shows that Tybalt and Romeo’s fight, which ultimately led to Romeo and Juliet’s deaths, was not Tybalt’s fault like Radlicz said, but purely because Romeo let his rash anger get the best of

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