Who Was To Blame For The Death Of Romeo And Juliet Research Paper

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Who is to Blame for the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet?

Scholars inquire about this topic time and time again, who was to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's famous work, Romeo and Juliet? The death of these two star-crossed lovers was the result of many reckless and thoughtless behaviours of both the Capulet and Montague households. The Capulet and Montague households are to blame for this tragedy that is Romeo and Juliet’s demise. The Capulet and Montague houses continued the feud that started this tragedy, Tybalt thoughtlessly fought the Montagues because Romeo attended the Capulet party, Lord Capulet’s crass decision to wed Juliet to Paris regardless of Juliet’s opinions. Subsequently, the Capulet and Montague …show more content…

For instance, during the balcony scene, Juliet declares to Romeo “And the place of death, considering who thou art,/ If any of my kinsmen find thee here.” (Shakespeare 2.2.64-65). Juliet is proclaiming this because Romeo is a Montague, their love is forbidden. If the Capulet and Montague families had not been fighting at that time, their love would have been encouraged, thus dispelling the event of them dying. In fact, their love would have been beneficial, both Juliet and Romeo come from noble families, this could boost the power of both families. However, the Capulet and Montague households are enemies, Romeo and Juliet were forced to keep their marriage a secret. This deadly secret ended Romeo and Juliet’s lives just because the Capulet and Montague houses could not keep the …show more content…

In particular, after Romeo’s unwanted arrival at the Capulet party, Tybalt, the cousin of Juliet, expressed his enmity towards the Montagues by commanding “This, by his voice, should be a Montague./ Fetch me my rapier, boy.” (Shakespeare 1.5.53-54). Tybalt’s initial reaction to a Montague is to draw his sword and fight, exhibiting his obvious hatred towards Romeo. Lord Capulet had expressed his want of peace between the families in the past, if that had been settled, the future events would not have arisen. On the other hand, Tybalt ruined said chances of peace by slaying Mercutio, which had produced Romeo’s want for Tybalt’s life. The death of both Mercutio and Tybalt resulted in the two clans reigniting their anger, eradicating any opportunity for peace. Tybalt’s fury leads to his avoidable death and Romeo’s banishment. Tybalt’s actions evoke the following events that cause the bitter end of Romeo and

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