Who Is To Blame In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Love and Death Alway Go Together
“Love is the only force capable of turning an enemy into a friend”-Martin Luther King Jr.. This quote goes with the story Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, because in the end love is what brings peace along with death to the households of the Capulet's and Montague's. William Shakespeare is regarded as one of the best writers of all time because of how he was able to put tragedy, comedy, and love all together in one story. In his tale Romeo and Juliet, he manages to do just that but it also raises many questions about the play, one of those being who is to blame for Romeo and Juliet's deaths. Who is to blame can be interpreted in many different ways because no one knows for sure where the true blame lies. The blame is split up into a three different ways, first with the fiery Tybalt, second with Juliet’s parents, and third with the Friar Lawrence. One person that is to blame for Romeo
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They were forcing her to marry someone else when she was in love with Romeo. This in her mind gave her no choice but suicide. When her father tells her, “I tell thee what-get thee to church o’ Thursday, or never look me in the face” (3.4.162-163) he is saying that she will marry Paris or he will disown her. This is the first act that causes Juliet to contemplate killing herself for fear that she has no choice but to marry Paris. Lord Capulet going back on his word about letting Juliet have free will over who she can marry, which Juliet feels is unfair. The father in the end pushes his daughter into her suicidal state. Another specific example is where he pushes the wedding date up so that she feels even more stress and pressure. This causes Friar Lawrence and Juliet to go make a hasty plan to get her out of this marriage. In the end both Romeo and Juliet end up dead. None of this would have happened if Juliet’s father did not insist that she marry
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