Who To Blame In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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In Romeo and Juliet, there are many people who are responsible for the fate of the two “star-crossed lovers”. Most of the blame has been faced towards the families forever lasting feud. However, some blame has also been give to Friar Lawrence and Lord and Lady Capulet. As a result of Romeo and Juliet’s death, Prince Escalus of Verona is asking who should be held accountable for these actions. Fate is the only thing that one could blame for this tragedy. says to Romeo, “These violent delights have violent ends”. This is foreshadowing both Romeo and Juliet’s death by saying that the heavens have given Romeo a blessing, but every delight must come to an end. As Friar Lawrence tries to help Juliet, he could come to make things worse instead of better. His plan has many complex situations that could lead to having a bigger problem. When Juliet is about to drink the vial…show more content…
Romeo and Juliet have been in the wrong since the day they talked at the Capulet's party. Both households have the knowledge that Prince Escalus is not pleased with the families fighting one another in the streets. However, having an enemy like Tybalt, who is constantly looking for a fight, is challenging. In Document A, it says “Do with their death bury their parents’ strife”, meaning that the only possible way that Romeo and Juliet could escape their parents rage was to take their own lives. If the two families would accept each other instead of fighting, Romeo and Juliet might have had a fair chance at love. Lord Capulet, Lady Capulet, Lord Montague, and Lady Montague should all be blamed for the fate of both Romeo and Juliet.

Further answering the question “Who’s to Blame?’, it is only right that the Montagues and the Capulets feud is the main reason of why Romeo and Juliet took their lives. In conclusion to this, some blame has also been given to Friar Lawrence, and Lord and Lady
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