Who is Responsible for the Tragic Deaths of Romeo and Juliet Essay

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Who is Responsible for the Tragic Deaths of Romeo and Juliet 'Romeo and Juliet', a tragedy written by William Shakespeare in the 16th Century all about two strong hearted teenagers in the city of Verona in Italy who fall in love with each other as 'star crossed lovers'. The two young teenagers of feuding families were destined to fall in love, however many problems occur to the extent of suicide, that affect their relationship, one of the main factors is the feud between their two families. Juliet is a Capulet and Romeo is a Montague. The play gives an image of the desperate love between Romeo and Juliet and the violence between the two families. The first scene in the play gives a glimpse of…show more content…
When she first meets Romeo she falls for him instantly. Juliet falls in love with Romeo and asks him to marry her. Juliet's parents, Lord Capulet and Lady Capulet want her to marry Paris, a young Capulet. Juliet does not like the idea of this, and when Romeo and Juliet are together she is very worried her parents will find out. Juliet blames herself for things that go wrong in their relationship, "Prodigious birth of love is to me," unlike Romeo who blames fate. When this play was written, like Macbeth, people believed in fate, fortune, chance and other beliefs similar to this. Shakespeare has written the play in a way where people believe that the fortune, fate and chance affect Romeo and Juliet, and emotion and happiness is in the stars. Romeo believes that fortune is affecting his relationship with Juliet and his happiness, he says, "O, I am fortune's fool." Juliet's parents, Lord Capulet and Lady Capulet believe that Juliet should, "Marry, that is the very theme." This explains that Lord and Lady Capulet want Juliet to get married. Lady Capulet felt that Juliet was coming to the age where she should be married. Lady Capulet is a powerful person and has an inconsistent personality, similar to Lord Capulet. She is cold hearted, and is distant from her daughter and husband. She is very selfish and rarely sees other people's point of views, she is not close to her daughter

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