Romeo Is Completely to Blame for the Tragic Outcome in the Play.

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Romeo is completely to blame for the tragic outcome in the play. William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet is without doubt one of the most well-known love story. Throughout the five acts of the play, one tragedy follows another, with the famous suicide of Romeo and Juliet as a tragic conclusion. Throughout the play, it may seem that Romeo caused these events to unfold, however it is unjust to say that he bears all responsibility for the tragedy. The decisions, actions and circumstances that other characters made and faced have also contributed to the tragic outcome. Nevertheless, it is also in the hands of fate that destined the immature deaths of Romeo and Juliet Juliet's conceding to a forbidden relationship with Romeo was the…show more content…
However, chance and misfortune could've been factors giving fate a helping hand. It could be by chance that Romeo and Juliet were to meet at the ball. And it was unfortunate that the letter could not reach Romeo as there is a plague spreading and Friar John was forbidden to leave Verona. Before they were born Romeo and Juliet were chosen as agents of fate, and that it would be a "death-marked love". Romeo himself admits that he is driven by fate: "I fear too early for my mind misgives / Some consequences yet hanging in the stars" (Act1 Scene4 Lines106-107). However, even if Romeo and Juliet did not meet at the Capulets' ball, fate could make the star-crossed lovers meet at another time, as an important task has to be fulfilled as the result of this "death-mark'd love". Another major factor in the play is the family feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. Without the feud, the young lovers may be together and may not have to act is such desperation that had driven them to commit suicide. The feud has a direct impact on the actions characters decide from the very beginning, thus, it is another important deciding factor regarding the outcome of the play. Because both Romeo and Juliet feel intense passion for each other, they behave in a very hasty and dangerous manner. And despite Friar Lawrence's warning to Romeo: "Wisely and slow, they stumble that run
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