Who Is Responsible For To Blame For Romeo And Juliet

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In William Shakespeare play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo Montague is the Protagonist that is very hot headed and falls in love with Juliet which will lead to their death. Their tragic death could of been stopped if their family enmity would have ended before Romeo and Juliet killed themselves to be together. A few people such as Friar John, Friar Lawrence and, Mercutio’s are to blame for Romeo death that could have been avoided if they would have thought things through before making decisions. Friar John was the person who was responsible for delivering Friar Lawrence’s note that was supposed to tell Romeo about the sleeping potion Juliet took. He could be blamed for Romeo’s death is because he failed to deliver the letter that…show more content…
One that he shouldn’t have secretly married Romeo and Juliet without the parents permission since they are still very young. His reasoning for marrying them is very well thought out, but it does not work in his favor. The families do not stop hating each other until after Romeo and Juliet both takes their lives. Friar Lawrence says, “Thy love did read by rote, that could not spell. But come, young waverer, come, go with me. In one respect I’ll thy assistant be, For this alliance may so happy prove To turn your households’ rancor to pure love.’’ 2.3.95-99. Friar here agrees to marry the couple to end their family hatred for each other. With no fear about any of the future problems, he marries them in act 2.5. With Romeo and Juliet impulsive request from Friar Lawrence,He does not have a lot of time to think everything through and make very quick decisions. The decisions he makes lead to Romeo killing himself. He did not make sure Romeo go this letter about Juliet potion and did not think about all the possibilities that could go wrong in his plan. Also if he would have hurried and not tripped so much to the Capulet’s monument, he could have seen Romeo and told him that Juliet was not dead and she did it so she would not have to marry Paris. When Friar is walking to the Capulet’s tomb where Juliet lies dead, he says “Saint Francis be my speed! How oft tonight Have my old feet stumbled at graves!” 5.3.130-131.…show more content…
Mercutio was always the outgoing friend that does not always follow the rules. This being said, since Mercutio was with Romeo when Peter asked him to read the list of names to invite to the Capulet party, then they would have never gone to the party. If Mercutio never decided to go to the party for Romeo to get over Rosaline, then he would have never seen Juliet and fallen in love with her. Even though Romeo would most likely still be upset over Rosaline, he’s death would have been prevented, him and Juliet would have never met each other, and Mercutio and Tybalt would have never fought. The fight between Mercutio and Tybalt could have been ignored and Romeo would not have to step in the middle of it where Tybalt slid his sword under Romeo’s arm to kill him. He would have never became furious at Tybalt for killing his friend and Romeo would have not killed Tybalt and could have stayed instead being exiled. Romeo says “Mercutio’s soul Is but a little way above our heads, Staying for thine to keep him company. Either thou or I, or both, must go with him.” 3.1.85-91. Romeo is threatening Mercutio to a fight saying either Tybalt, or himself, or both will die with Mercutio. After he kills Tybalt, he was banished from Verona and forced to leave to Mantua. All this could have been dodged if Mercutio did not fight Tybalt where he died. Conclusively, There are some people to blame for Romeo’s death. All of events
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