Who Is Responsible For Romeo And Juliet's Death

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While there are many actions by the people of Verona who contributed to the events that caused Romeo and Juliet's death, the people who are ultimately responsible are themselves. For they were young and reckless. To begin, people believe that it was Mercutio's fault for bringing Romeo to the party where Romeo and Juliet met. But when thinking about that more in depth, it was really Romeos fault for falling for Juliet in the first place. Not only is it Romeos fault but also Juliet's fault for falling in love with him too, and not telling him she wasn't interested just like Rosaline, Romeo's original crush, said. People also say Mercutio losing the fight and getting killed was the reason for Romeo and Juliet's death. Him losing the fight caused …show more content…
When Juliet woke up she realized that Romeo's dead body was right next to her. Friar hears the watch approaching and leaves Juliet who was very vulnerable at the time. “I hear some noise. Lady, come from that nest of death, contagion, and unnatural sleep. A greater power than we can contradict hath thwarted our intents. Come, come away.” If friar had not left Juliet in the monument alone, she would not have killed herself. But it was not Friar Laurence's job to be there to stop her from suicide. It is Juliet's own fault for the action. Romeo is responsible for drinking the poison to his death and Juliet is responsible for unsheathing Romeo's dagger and saying “O happy dagger, / this is thy sheath”, then stabbing herself and dying upon Romeos …show more content…
They were very uptight when it came to them wanting Juliet to marry Paris. They threatened to disown her if she didn’t marry him. For example, “Disobedient wretch! I tell thee what get thee to church a Thursday or never look me in the face. Speak not, reply not, do not answer me! My finger itch. Wife, we scarce thought us blest that God had lent us but this only child: but not i see this one is too much, and we have a curse in having her.” No, a child should not be forced to marry who their parents chose, but she could have avoided death by doing so. If she was able to stop being so close-minded and see the good in Paris, she could have gotten over Romeo and continued to live her life

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