Juliet To Blame For The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet

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"Romeo and Juliet are only children thus to blame for the events that unfolded. Discuss who or what was to blame for the tragedy in the play."
Romeo and Juliet is a story of love, loss and tragedy. The actions of some of the characters, not just Romeo and Juliet, both directly and indirectly caused the tragedy in the story to occur.
If we were to look at the play from Shakespeare 's time. One of the main reasons for the tragedy in the play would have been Romeo and Juliet both going against their parents wishes. Juliet 's parents believed she should marry Paris, if it weren 't for her forbidden love with Romeo, they both would remain alive and Juliet would have been married to Paris and the Capulets would have remained happy with their daughter,
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Romeo 's character was quite childish in the way he made decisions, even though he thought the decisions he made were justified. Throughout the play many of the characters tried to warn Romeo of the consequences including Juliet herself, 'although I joy in thee, I have no joy of this contract it is to rash, too sudden, too like lightning. ' but Romeo refused to listen and convinced her that their love was too great. Romeo also never stopped to think about the consequences himself he was to in love to see reason, although Friar Laurence did try to warn him, 'these violent delights have violent ends, and in their triumph die, like fire and water. ' Violent meaning destructive and also passionate, Friar Laurence is warning Romeo against immoderate behaviour, and that his love for Juliet is perhaps infatuation and not actually love. throughout the story we get a sense of knowing that there is a certain doom to Romeo and Juliet 's relationship because of all the warning that are told to and ignored by Romeo. Therefor Romeo 's impatience and arrogance was a contributing factor to the tragedy in the …show more content…
'Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow. ' He is asking Romeo one last time before he marries him and Juliet for moderation. ' Friar Laurence was directly involved in both the death of Romeo and indirectly in the death of Juliet, Firstly because even though he thought it was too hasty and sudden, he still married Romeo and Juliet because he though it might have ended the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues, even though he know some of the consequences this marriage could have brought on. Secondly although it wasn 't the completely the Friars fault, Romeo was not notified of the Friars plan with Juliet therefore unaware that Juliet was not dead when he saw her in that death-like state in the tomb, it seemed as though the Friar could have done more to make certain that Romeo knew of the plan, thus preventing Romeo 's death, also if Juliet had not awaken to find Romeo dead, Juliet would also be alive, because Romeo would have been as well. The Friar always seemed to get there too late, first when he had to warn Romeo of the plan, second when he was going to await Romeo in the tomb, instead on both occasions he was too late therefore resulting in the death of

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