Reasons For The Tragic Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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The tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet are mainly the fault oh Juliet herself. Although several other factors play a role, ultimately Juliet has to take responsibility for her own actions. Her parents are unreasonable for perpetuating the feud between the families and for trying to force Juliet to marry a man she didn’t love. Romeo was immature and hot headed and got himself banished from Verona for killing Tybalt. Friar Lawrence had the brilliant idea to mix a fake poison for a thirteen year old child in order to help her lie to everyone she loved. However, in the end, Juliet made the decision to fake her death which led directly to Romeo’s death and finally her own true death.
Lord and Lady Capulet refused to let the generations old feud between
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This shall forbid it. Lie thou there.
(lays her knife down)
25What if it be a poison, which the friar
Subtly hath ministered to have me dead,
Lest in this marriage he should be dishonored
Because he married me before to Romeo?
I fear it is. And yet, methinks, it should not,
30For he hath still been tried a holy man.
With that, she downs the whole vial. Her poor nurse finds her first and calls her parents in to see their dead daughter. Everyone is distraught. Juliet is carried to the family tomb and laid out on a slab. Romeo finally makes it there to see his beautiful, young bride dead. He drinks down the poison he brought with him because he can't bear to live without her. When poor Juliet wakes up, she sees her handsome, young husband dead. She stabs herself in the heart because she can't bear to live without him. This horrible tragedy at least teaches all the adults a lesson and the feud is over at last.
There are at least 13 Reasons Why these two kids end up dead. Society, their families, well meaning but foolish authority figures, maybe even Fate. If only Juliet had been more mature than her thirteen years, as society wished her to be, she would have just run away with Romeo and lived happily ever after. Or at least
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