This Essay is about who is to blame for Romeo and Juliets deaths. It argues that Romeo was the person to blame for their deaths. Because of his inability to understand true love with Rosaline, his impatience and impulsiveness, and his poor self control. This essay also uses quotes from the play to support the arguement.
Romeo & Juliet: Who Caused their Untimely Deaths?
In the play Romeo and Juliet, lives are changed and bitterness between two houses lies deep in their hearts. As two young characters, Romeo and Juliet, begin their path to true and peaceful love, but their path is somehow always obstructed by something or event. These events in time have now led to their deaths. Romeo and Juliet's deaths are tragic but are caused by Romeo himself because of his inability to understand true love in the beginning, impatience, and his poor self-control.
To begin with Romeo's inability to understand true love with Rosaline helped their deaths because he believed every woman he looks at must love him and they are to give him sexual pleasures.
Romeo expresses his thoughts to Benvolio about how Rosaline will not give him a second glance and she will not fall in love with him with these words:
...she'll not be hit
With Cupid's arrow...
She will not stay the siege of loving terms,
Nor bide the encounter of assailing eyes,
Nor ope her lap to saint-seducing gold
O, she is rich in beauty,...(I, i, 205-213)
The quote above can also imply that she will not give him the sexual favors even for money "...Nor ope her lap to saint-seducing gold" (I, i, 212) Furthermore, Romeo sees only the physical features of a woman not their true personality and emotions. For instance when Romeo is speaking with Benvolio about...