Who Was Responsible For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet Essay

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People are accounted to events that happen without knowing they are to be accounted for. Sometimes it is not always people that are to be accounted for but something that is not there physically even though people can tell it is there. In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the Capulet and Montague family feud and Juliet’s cousin Tybalt are each partially responsible for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The family feud is semi-responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Their “households, both alike in dignity” where “ancient grudge break[s] to new mutiny” (The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Prologue, 1-2) and Romeo and Juliet, “a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life;\ whose misadventured piteous overthrows\doth …show more content…

Tybalt fights Romeo for being a Montague but Romeo does not want to fight so Mercutio fights for him and gets killed declaring “A plague a both houses! I am sped.”(Romeo and Juliet, III, i, 87). Mercutio dying results in Romeo killing Tybalt and getting banished from Verona, having to leave to Mantua and away from Juliet. If Tybalt never challenged Romeo to a duel then he would have never been exiled for killing Tybalt and he would have known about the Friar and Juliet’s plan since he would have been in Verona and not Mantua. When Juliet finds out she is getting married to Paris, she asks the nurse what to do and the nurse tells her that “Romeo is banished; and all the world to nothing” (Romeo and Juliet, III, v, 216) and how “the case so stands as now it doth,\ I think it best you married with the County”(Romeo and Juliet, III, v, 218-219). If Romeo was not banished because he killed Tybalt then the nurse does not need to tell Juliet to marry Paris since Juliet cannot act like a wife for Romeo. Instead of marrying Paris, Juliet goes to the Friar to find a way to fix this and they made a plan that seems like it would work but it does not and Romeo and Juliet end up dying all because Romeo was banished from Verona. Although Tybalt died early in the play he has a major role in starting the problem that caused the tragedy of Romeo and

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