Assigning the Blame A series of untimely and unfortunate events lead to the tragic deaths of two of the most famous star crossed lovers of all time. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, two teens fall into a love that inevitably becomes their demise. Yet the question arises, who should be held responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? There are countless people and events that lead to the deaths of the couple but the blame could be ultimately be placed on three people, Juliet, Romeo, and Friar Lawrence. The first person to take responsibility for Romeo’s and Juliet’s deaths is Juliet herself. The first night Romeo and Juliet met on the balcony Juliet brought up marriage which further rapidly pushes their relationship forward . If Juliet hadn’t suggested marriage maybe their relationship wouldn’t have had such fast drastic consequences. Juliet also went to the Friar and took the potion to put her into a death like state. This resulted in Romeo really thinking Juliet was dead which lead him to taking his own life. Lastly Juliet is responsible because she is the one who stabbed herself. When she awoke from her potion coma and found Romeo dead, she also made the decision to take her own life, making it at least somewhat her fault. …show more content…
To begin Romeo murdered Tybalt as vengeance for Mercutio's death which got him banished. If Romeo hadn’t been banished there wouldn’t have been a need for Juliet to drink a potion to pretend she was dead. They could have just ran away but because he wasn’t in Verona there was no way for them to communicate. Romeo also made the decision to go the Capulet tomb to see Juliet and take his own life. If Romeo had gone to Friar Lawrence first instead of breaking into the tomb he would have realized the plan. Lastly, Romeo was 17 and Juliet was only 14, obviously much older than her. Romeo being older should have been somewhat more responsible and aware of how his actions would impact
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Who is responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths? While reading The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet many have noticed the climax of the play. In this climax, we were presented with a scene where Romeo and Juliet take their life away. With this scene in mind many people believe that it was Romeo and Juliet who are responsible for their deaths.
The nurse comes back and tells Juliet that Friar Lawrence is going to marry them. When Juliet comes home from getting married, her mother brings her news that she will be getting married to a rich man named Paris. When she refuses her father, Lord Capulet threatens to throw her out if she didn't marry Paris. Later on in the story six people die including Romeo and Juliet. Whos the blame for Romeo and Juliet's deaths?
The person who is the most to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths is Friar Laurence. Friar Laurence is the most to indict for the casualty of Romeo and Juliet because he didn’t tell his messenger to hurry, he suggested Juliet have the will to kill herself, and finally he didn’t tell anyone else about his “master plan”. Friar Laurence thought he had it all figured out, but in reality, he just made mistake after mistake; like when he didn’t tell his messenger to hurry with his important letter to Romeo. While sending other letters the Friar sent a letter to give to Romeo(Shakespeare, 55). Romeo’s servant, Balthasar, left Verona as soon as he saw Juliet being put in the Capulet tomb(Shakespeare, 62).
When Romeo received the news of Juliet's death, he should connect with Friar Laurence who knew more details about Juliet. If he did, he would have known the plan of Juliet 's fake death and made the right decision of not to kill himself. For these reasons and more not mentioned, Romeo was necessarily responsible for their tragedy without any
Finally, Romeo should be blamed because he went to someone to get a poison from Apothecary to end his life after Juliet’s death. Romeo has caused so many people to die in the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet even his very close friend Mercutio. In the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet Mercutio says, “No ‘tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church door; but ‘tis enough, ‘twill serve… A plague a both your houses”(Shakespeare 428)! Romeo had caused the death of Mercutio because he blocked him and let Tybalt kill him.
In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the person to take the blame for the death of the star-crossed lovers is Friar Lawrence due to enabling Romeo and Juliet’s poor decisions on multiple occasions. Friar Laurence’s poor decision-making led him to marry Romeo and Juliet. As Firar
Whose to Blame? Who shall be blamed for the deaths of two young teenagers who fall in love, get married and eventually kill themselves. Many events and poor choices lead up to this tragedy. People in Verona, where the incident happened, contributed to the deaths, some more than others. The person who I believe should be held most responsible is Lord Capulet, Juliet’s father..
Who 's to blame for the deaths in William Shakespeare 's “Romeo and Juliet.” The play begins with a boy falling for a girl he’s never met and it ends up ruining both their lives. He causes most of the lies, fights, and deaths. By the end of the play he and Juliet die for one another.
Romeo and Juliet: Argumentative Writing Who is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare violence and rivalry. This tragic story is based in Verona, Italy. Although, much could have been done to prevent their suicides, these “star-crossed lovers” ultimately are not able to avoid their destiny. A series of unfortunate circumstances result in disaster and even though many people could be to blame for their deaths, Friar Laurence, guilt, and the marriage of Romeo and Juliet play a particularly integral role.
Romeo, thinking she died, he wanted to kill himself to be with Juliet and he did. Juliet found out his death and wanted to forever be with him like what Romeo thought, so she kills herself. Juliet and Romeo we can blame for their own deaths, because of the eventful events that built up to their deaths, it is clear that we can blame them because they caused their own deaths as long as Friar and his lack of guidance. Overall Blame is a huge thing in Romeo and Juliet, we can blame the two characters themselves, and Friar for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo just wanted to die with his true love so he got some poison that kills you and you will never wake up. Then he went to see Juliet thought she was dead and drank the poison. Then Juliet woke up and realized that Romeo killed himself so she stabbed her self. Another reason is Friar Laurence never told Romeo that it was just for 42 hours, and
When the letter arrived, it was already too late. Therefore, Friar John is clearly responsible for the play’s tragic ending. Secondly, another person responsible for Romeo and Juliet's death is Mercutio. One reason is Mercutio thought that Romeo has gotten soft.
The question of who is most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet can be complicated. Almost everybody in the play can be blamed because everybody has pitched in a little. There are many characters in the play by William Shakespeare who wronged Romeo and Juliet. The characters that contributed the most to Romeo’s and Juliet’s deaths are Friar Laurence, Lord Capulet and Paris. First of all, Friar Laurence is responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet because he has done some stuff that Romeo didn’t know about.
In the drama, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet die at the end, there were many people that could 've been held responsible for the deaths. The person that was the most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is Friar Laurence. He was responsible for their deaths because, he never gave Balthasar the letter to give to Romeo, he didn 't go into the Capulets to to see if Romeo was okay, he left Juliet there by herself, he left Juliet there with weapons and things that she could use to kill her self. One of the first time that shows Friar Laurence is the person who is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is when, Friar Laurence asked Juliet, "If, rather than to marry County Paris, Thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself, Then is it likely thou wilt undertake A thing like death to chide away this shame, That copest with death himself to 'scape from it.
Romeo’s last words before his death, “Here’s to my love. O true apothecary, thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die” (5.3.119-120). In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet fall in love, get married, and kill themselves for love all behind their parents’ backs. There are 3 people that can be blamed for the death of Romeo and Juliet.