Who's to Blame in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet? Essay examples

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 Why is it that we as human beings feel the need to blame someone for every negative situation, which occurs? If we really look at the situation with any great depth, we may discover that an almost endless amount of things may be 'blamed' for the tragedy blaming an individual is pointless - only fate can really be blamed.


 Some characters who are more commonly blamed are Romeo and Juliet themselves. With their headstrong personalities, and love, which seemed so sure, they had in fact condemned themselves. Romeo was the first to promote the relationship at the Capulet party. It was a case of 'love-at-first-sight' for him, so he felt obligated to seek Juliet at her balcony, and charm the engagement into existence.
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The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet was of course their suicides at the end of the play. Now because this was not a direct attack (It was not a murder or anything of that kind) No-one, or indeed, anyone could be blamed. We could look back to the beginning of time to find who is responsible, but really, it wont solve anything, it can only spread hate, anger, and guilt. For example, it could be said that the inventor of iron is to blame. He discovered how to make a metal, which was later developed into a sword, which Romeo used to kill Tybalt, which resulted in him being banished from Verona, Which inspired Juliet to seek Friar Laurence, which made Friar Laurence give Juliet a potion, which allowed her to fall into a deep slumber, which deceived Romeo into believing his love was dead, which inspired him to drink poison, which triggered Juliet's suicide. Every person and thing along that line, as well as the discoverer of iron, could also have been to blame. At first glance, this story of the discoverer of iron being to blame may seem rather silly - and it is, however, many other theories are also. If we look at things closely, we may find that this man was even more to blame than others who are more traditionally blamed.


The domineering Lady Capulet and her husband have also had the finger pointed at them in regards to blame. They were so sure that their tradition of arranged marriage was the
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