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Who is Responsible for the Death of Romeo and Juliet?

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In the tragic play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo met Juliet from an enemy family in a party that he was not supposed to attend, and they quickly fell in love. Of course, this forbidden love brought unfortunate luck, and both Romeo and Juliet died at the end of the play. Who shall be held responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet? This question has been bothering people, and yet to be answered. There are indeed many variables that have affected this, but I think Romeo himself is responsible for his own death and the one of his wife Juliet. Since the beginning of the play, Romeo has been acting foolishly, and he could not behave and calm himself down. If he had behaved well and thought before doing whatever he was going to do, everything could’ve been better. Romeo first made his big mistake by going to the party hosting by the Capulets. Everything started with this party hosted by the Capulets. The purpose for it was to help Juliet meet County Paris, unfortunately, the plan did not go well. When Romeo first heard about the party from the Clown, he did not think about the outcome, and he decided to go. In act one, scene two, Romeo says, “I’ll go along, no such sight to be shown, but to rejoice in splendour of mine own.” (I, ii, 102-103) As he has said, he wanted to go to “rejoice in splendour of mine own”, to reveal the pleasure of his own, it’s quite a poor reason for him to go. Although Benvolio did convince him that Rosaline would be there, his only
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