The Fault In Romeo And Juliet

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A disaster is an abrupt or hasty event, such as a catastrophe or accident, that causes great damage or loss of lives. In the play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the star-crossed lovers fall victim to a disaster that consequently makes them lose their lives. The main fault for the disaster lies with Rosaline, Lord Capulet, and Friar Lawrence. To begin, Rosaline is one person to blame for the tragedy that is soon to happen because she did not return Romeo’s love, she made Romeo heartbroken enough for Benvolio to insist that Romeo go to the Capulet party, and that Romeo is too infatuated with her. Firstly, Rosaline is at fault because if she had returned Romeo’s love, he would have not fallen for Juliet. Romeo shows this by mourning, “From Love’s weak childish bow she lives uncharmed” (1.1.205). Romeo is upset with the fact that Rosaline will not return his love, and if she did, he would have never gone to the Capulet party in search of new love. Furthermore, Romeo is so heartbroken over Rosaline that it spurs Benvolio to say that he should go to a party to look at other women. Benvolio suggests, “Go thither, and with unattainted eye / Compare her face with some that I shall show, / And I will make thee think thy swan a crow” (1.3.87-89). Romeo is so in love with Rosaline, that other people are starting to worry about his mental welfare, to the point where Benvolio almost demands that Romeo go look at other options. In addition, if Romeo was not so infatuated with
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