Who Was Responsible for the Tragedy in 'Romeo and Juliet'?

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In the tragic romance, Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare displays an example of how teenage love can embrace the feelings of the young but also cause destruction, not only in their lives but also the people’s lives around them. This story shows how others opinions and thoughts can affect the people close to them. But who is responsible for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet? The death of these star crossed lovers was not only the teenagers fault but also their family and friends such as, their parents, Friar Lawrence, and the nurse. Romeo and Juliet’s parents play a major role in the death of their children; both families hate each other due to an ancient feud between the Montague’s and Capulet’s. When Romeo and Juliet met each other …show more content…

The Nurse is the only other person that knew about the secret relationship between Romeo and Juliet. She was sort of Juliet’s messenger in the story, she told Romeo about the marriage and when he was going to see Juliet again. Then towards the ending of the story she started realizing that Juliet’s parents were not going to let her marry anyone but Paris. So Nurse tried to help Juliet realize that, and it only made Juliet more upset and run off to Friar. When Juliet was upset she told Nurse that she was going to pay respects, nurse knew that wasn’t true and did nothing about it, if Nurse would have stopped Juliet from going to Friar she could have prevented the whole plan and stopped the events leading to Romeo and Juliet’s death. But Romeo and Juliet made it very difficult for the Nurse and Friar help them because they wanted nothing but to be together and they wouldn’t wait for anything. In the end everyone had something to do with their deaths big or small one event lead to the other and caused the tragic ending. The whole story could lead back to the ancient feud, but in the end it could have been prevented. They died because of many things and it would be difficult to pinpoint one single event, no one person could have prevented the entire ending, but it didn’t have to end the way it did. Romeo and Juliet are two young teens who wanted only one thing, to be together peacefully;

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