Who Is To Blame For The Trouble In Romeo And Juliet

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With the question you ask, who do you blame the most for the trouble in Romeo and Juliet? I have the answer of, the families. The reason being is that if they never had the quarrels, Romeo and Juliet would of been able to get married and live happily ever after. The story starts off with informing us that there is history between the families, and it’s not a history to recall. “ Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny” (Shakespeare, 377). Not too long after we learn the feud between the families is strong and relevant, as Tybalt, a Capulet relative, meets up with Montague servants in Verona streets. Although few words are spoken, Tybalt makes it clear of his thoughts…show more content…
Some things Friar were helpful and some not so much, such as marrying the young, dumb, and in love kids. For Friar’s sake he was doing it because he thought it may heal the wounds between the families, although these were his intentions they didn’t seem to work as planned. “To turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (Shakespeare, 411). The man of the church was also the one to be a pharmacist to Juliet and give her sleeping potion. “Take thou this vial, being then in bed, and this distilled liquor drink thou off; when presently through all thy veins shall run a cold and drowsy humor, for no pulse” ( Shakespeare, 453). With Juliet’s fake death working into Friar’s plan, news of the plans needed to be told to Romeo. Friar wrote out a letter and gave it to his friend, Friar John to get to Romeo in Mantua, but as he makes his journey he is held up and the delay in the journey means life or death. For Romeo and Juliet the result of the letter not being received by Romeo was suicide. But all in all, is Friar really the man to put the blame on for Romeo and Juliet’s trouble? No, for the reasoning being he was trying to help in the beginning, never meaning harm to the star-crossed
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