The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet By William Shakespeare Essay

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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, but because both Romeo and Juliet had a mind of their own and both disobeyed their parents, their stories both ended in tragedy.
Romeo 's refusal to hear any sort of reason when it came to the haste and consequences of his relationship with Juliet indirectly caused the tragedy in the play to occur. 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…

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