Who Is Responsible For Romeo And Juliet's Death

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“From ancient grudge break to new mutiny” (Shakespeare 992). With this statement Shakespeare makes it quite clear who is responsible for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The feud between the Montagues and Capulets and their bad parenting are the reasons why Romeo and Juliet ended up dead; however, some people still believe that the Friar is responsible. To start off, the families’ feud is responsible for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. First, the main reason why Romeo and Juliet are scared to be together is because they know that their families hate each other. “My only love sprung from my only hate!” (Shakespeare 1018). This quote from the play shows how Juliet feels about loving somebody who is supposed to be her enemy. After both Romeo and Juliet find out about which family the other one is from, they are devastated. They…show more content…
This results in Romeo and Juliet sneaking around. Also, at the ball at the Capulet house, Tybalt gets angry with Romeo for being there. “Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe, our villain that is hither come in spite to scorn at our solemnity this night” (Shakespeare 1015). Tybalt expresses his hate for Romeo. Even though he does not know him, Tybalt still views Romeo as an enemy. This scene shows that there is unnecessary violence because of the feud. All the violence led to the deaths of people that both Romeo and Juliet care about. Additionally, the fight between Romeo, Mercutio, and Tybalt resulted in the deaths of Tybalt and Mercutio, and the banishment of Romeo. “A plague o’ both your houses!” (Shakespeare 1048). Mercutio is basically cursing both the Montagues and Capulets. This shows that he knows that the fight happened as a result
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