Who Is Most to Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet?

2905 WordsJan 17, 201112 Pages
Who was the greatest contributor to the death of Romeo and Juliet? In this essay I will be writing about William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, I will be doing an in-depth analysis as to who I think is most to blame for the sad eventual deaths of Romeo and Juliet, analysing each character in detail. First, let’s start with the general storyline. It is fourteenth century Verona, an Italian city. Two families, the Capulet’s and Montague’s, have been feuding for centuries, the reason for this we never actually find out. The two lovers, Romeo and Juliet, after an unfortunate sequence of events which I will explain later, both end up dying, but who is to blame for them dying? That is what I am explaining in this essay. Mercutio is a…show more content…
She goes to find Romeo, and says, “For the gentlewoman is young and therefore, if you should deal double with her, truly it were an ill thing to be offered to any gentlewoman, and very weak dealing", meaning that she makes sure that Romeo knows that he better mean that he wants to marry Juliet, warning him. She changed her mind after Juliet had the row with her Father as I said before, putting her under more stress and Juliet having suicidal thoughts. I would say that the Nurse has quite a lot of responsibility for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, more so Juliet. He is a nephew to Lord Capulet and a cousin to Juliet. He does not talk many lines, but he influences the entire course of the play even though he has a minor role. Throughout the play, he demonstrates his angry, resentful, and commanding nature. On the first day, he spots Romeo at the Capulet party and is outraged by this, but his Uncle, Capulet, refuses to let him deal with Romeo, angering him even more, so he sets out on a revenge mission, that is how he eventually dies in the end, because he picks a fight with Romeo when Romeo doesn’t want to, Mercutio steps in, he kills Mercutio, and Romeo then goes on and kills him as I explained earlier on in the essay. You can sense in the play that Tybalt is powered by the hate his family have for the Montague’s. Tybalt would do anything to start a fight with them because of the rivalry. He is willing to put his life on
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