Romeo and Juliet is a fatal story

Essay by vkatwa1University, Bachelor's March 2004

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Romeo and Juliet is a fatal story. In my opinion, there are many characters to blame for the tragedy that occurred. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy about two lovers whose love cannot apart them from their two feuding families. In this essay, I will state who or what are responsible for their deaths, and describe the reason why I think they were accountable for their deaths!

Furthermore, I think Shakespeare makes it obvious that although the story of the young lovers is a tragedy, they are in no way to blame for the fate that arouse them. Instead, the responsibility for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is assigned to their families. Clearly, the long and pointless feud between the Capulets and the Montagues, Mercutio and Tybalt would not have died and Romeo would not have been exiled from Verona. Within the families, Tybalt and Juliet's father, Old Capulet, are responsible for the immediate dilemma that the lovers counter.

Resulting in the feud, which all the members continued the arguments, which is illustrated by Tybalt from the Capulet family, Juliet's cousin, who started the fight that resulted in Romeo getting exiled, and he was the one that always was causing trouble. He more than any one else in the story, kept hatred alive between the two families because of his violence.

Beyond this, the Prince of Verona is the portion of the blame for his failure to strictly enforce the ban on confronting between the two families. I also blame Lord and Lady Capulet, Juliet's parents because they should have paid more attention to Juliet's wishes when she refused to marry Paris. If they had listened things could have been different. Nevertheless, Friar Laurence carries part of the responsibility as well; he is the one that agreed to...