Who Was Responsible For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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In the play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, a young man named Romeo meets a young girl named Juliet, and falls in love with her at first sight. This doesn’t end all too well though, because their families are enemies. Their love causes many deaths including their own. All of the deaths after boiling down the evidence, are Romeo’s fault. Romeo is guilty of killing Juliet because he drinks the vial of poison to kill himself. When Romeo finds out that Juliet's dead he says “Here's to my love (drinks) o true apothecary! Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die.” Pg 1139 Romeo was so hasty to kill himself, he did not consider the actions of his own suicide. The consumption of the poison lead to a instantaneous death, Juliet wakes up to find …show more content…

Some evidence for this is shown right after Romeo has killed Paris outside Juliet’s tomb,and he says, ¨Let me peruse this face. Mercutio’s kinsman,noble County Paris!” Pg 1138. What Romeo is saying here is basically, let me see who this is. It is a member of Mercutio’s family, noble County Paris! This shows that Romeo had no clue as to who he was fighting, but stabbed him anyway. That is is why Romeo is guilty. Romeo is to blame for this situation, because he killed Tybalt right after he married into Tybalt’s family. Some evidence for this would be when Benvolio stated “Romeo away be gone the citizens are up and Tybalt is slain...the prince will doom the to death.” (Pg 1092). Benvolio explains that since Romeo has killed Tybalt he will be sentenced to death by the prince. Instead Romeo is banned from Verona. He was so quick to act upon Tybalt for killing Mercutio that he cannot see his beloved anymore which causes her to fall into a depression Because of Romeo acting so rapid on the situation she becomes suicidal. What would’ve happened if Romeo had not acted so hastily in killing Tybalt? Perhaps they would’ve lived and grown up to realize that none of what they went through was worth dying

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