Who Was Responsible For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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In the play, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet's deaths was not caused by the hatred and vengeance within and between the two families, Capulet and Montague, but by the friendships and relationships between characters. The reason behind their deaths was their secret marriage. Not only that, love and friendships was the cause of many unnecessary deaths leading to the death of Romeo and Juliet, such as the death of Mercutio and Tybalt.

Romeo and Juliet's relationship started to go downhill after their secret marriage, and this leads to their deaths. Their marriage relates to the theme of love. When Juliet's "... only love (sprang) from (her) only hate", their relationship was kickstarted. However, there was a"... ancient grudge..." between the Capulets and the Montagues. As they were each from one of the two rivalling …show more content…

This directly relates to the theme of friendship. Mercutio, Romeo’s friend, wouldn’t pass up the chance to help defend Romeo. This was through fighting Tybalt. However, the person to blame for Mercutio’s death was Mercutio himself. When explaining to Benvolio how great and mighty a fighter Tybalt was, Mercutio states that Tybalt “… rests his minim rests, one, two, and the third in your bosom…” suggesting that Tybalt was very skilled in sword fighting. However, with this known to him, he requested that Tybalt “…pluck (his) sword out of his pilcher by the ears…”. This shows us that Mercutio was dashing and reckless, and loyal to his good friend, Romeo. However, Mercutio is soon left squabbling about how he “… (was) sped…” Through this, Shakespeare tells us that Mercutio’s character was foolish, and people like him wouldn’t lead a simple life. However, although the death of Mercutio was a big event in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the biggest turn of events was the death of

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