Causes Of The Blame For The Death Of Romeo And Juliet

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Blame is when someone or something is assigned for a wrong committed by another person. People assign blame to feel better about themselves and the mistake they made, using it as an excuse. In the play, Romeo and Juliet, a series of faults are committed by multiple people unwilling to accept the blame, causing a chain of events that lead to the death of a few Capulets and Montagues. Two factors leading to the untimely death of Romeo and Juliet are Capulet’s treatment and the Friar’s unprofessional reaction to the young couple’s relationship.
Capulet raised Juliet in a way to make her feel unworthy and that her only importance is to move her family higher on the social hierarchy. His actions made Juliet resort to finding an escape from her arranged marriage and poor home life. The movie and play imply that Capulet’s actions and words toward Juliet are unfatherly and cruel. For example, when he finds his daughter sobbing, presumably about Tybalt’s death, he makes an attempt to hit her, but is blocked by the nurse. His lack of affection
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In their book, Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend say, “We live in a culture of blame. People will blame anyone or anything for their misery sooner than take responsibility.” The factors leading to Romeo and Juliet’s suicides are carried out by two people unwilling to take responsibility. Capulet blames Juliet for their position on the community’s social hierarchy and feels it is her obligation to marry and higher their family while the friar is unwilling to accept the fact that he made the mistake of marrying Romeo and Juliet and then gave her the sleeping potion that eventually led to her death. Romeo and Juliet remained in a position where they were unable to make a good decision because of how the world around them would have reacted, resulting in their conclusion that their only choice was

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