Responsibility for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

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Taking Responsibility for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet, the star crossed lovers, the perfect sadly losing there lives for their great love of each other. The tragic death has many characters to blame, but it is impossible to pinpoint the full responsibility on one individual character. Many of the characters in 'Romeo and Juliet' blame each other, for example, the Prince blames the two families and feud for their deaths. He believes that if certain things were different than this whole mess would not have occurred. If this terrible feud were not occurring than there would have been no objection to Romeo and Juliet getting married.…show more content…
"For the alliance may so happy prove ------------------------------------ To turn you households' rancour to pure love." (Act3 Scene3 lines 91-92) (Friar Lawrence) Once the Friar realises that all has gone wrong his, he abandons Juliet in the tomb to die. His selfishness has cost Romeo and Juliet their lives. At this point of the play the Friars true self is revealed, he is not helpful and has no concern for Romeo, but just for Himself. Another character similar as the Friar, but not as much to blame, is Juliet's Nurse. Although she new noting about the plan, she was the only other character that new about the secret wedding. Throughout "Romeo and Juliet" these two characters plot and scheme which makes them equally to blame for the innocent deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The nurse plays a vital part in the play; the relationship between the nurse and Juliet is exactly the same as Romeo and the Friar. She acts both as Juliet's adviser and Mother. She is there for Juliet a lot more than her mother due to Lady Capulet being more involved in the feud than her daughters. Just like the Friar, later on in the play she too abandons her. She abandons her for her own sake. The parents have a big part to play for the tragedy. The
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