Who killed Romeo and Juliet?

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The shocking and tragic death of two young teens, both from families that hate each other. A Capulet and a Montague, both dead, and their families are grieving. But who is to blame? The young couples secret marriage, hidden from both of their families are wondering, who is to blame for their children’s death? What made these two young people do such a terrible thing to themselves, like committing suicide? Their deaths are surely related, but somebody must be blamed! To answer the question, three people are responsible for the death of Juliet Capulet and Romeo Montague. Three people you may ask, and yes, three people. No, these three people did not plot together to ruin Juliet and Romeo’s lives, forcing them to commit suicide. Surprisingly, …show more content…

Romeo says, Romeo: I fear, too early; for my mind misgives Some consequence, yet hanging in the stars, Shall bitterly begin his fearful date With his night’s reveals, and expire the term Of a despised life closed in my breast By some vile forfeit of untimely death But He that hath the steerage of my course Direct my sail! Oh, lusty gentlemen! (Act 1, Scene 4, Line 106-113) Romeo is saying that, his gut instinct is telling him to not go to the party. He feels that a consequence is hanging in his future if he does attend, yet he makes the mistake that causes his own death and Juliet’s by taking the risk of what could happen tonight and deciding to attend the Capulets party. If he had trust his instincts, he would not be dead right now, because he would have never met Juliet and fallen in love with her. By him meeting and falling in love with Juliet at the Capulets party, it caused his death and hers. The last person to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet, is Juliet’s father, Lord Capulet. In the beginning of the story, a young man named Paris wishes to marry Juliet, but Lord Capulet says, Lord Capulet: My will to her consent is but a part; An she agree, within her scope of choice (Act 1, Scene 2, Line 17-18) Lord Capulet tells Paris that he will let him marry Juliet, only if she agrees. Juliet is allowed to have a say in who she wishes to marry, but now that she is in love with Romeo, it must be kept

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