Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet

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Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet

The two people or things I would most blame for their deaths are Romeo

and fate.

The reason for blaming Romeo is because he was too hasty, organised

everything in secret and he was blinded by love.

I think fate is also to blame as it also brought bad luck and also the

letter did not reach Romeo.

In the play Romeo was being too hasty by getting married so quickly to

Juliet. This is shown by Romeo saying: “Then plainly know, my heart’s

dear love is set

On the fair daughter of rich Capulet; …

But this I pray,

That thou consent to marry us today.”

This shows us that Romeo wasted no time in getting married. If Romeo

had not got married so quickly then he might not have had to kill


To bring out that Romeo is to blame I would make him deliver his lines

quickly to Friar Lawrence so it would seem he is in a rush to get

married to Juliet. I would also have Romeo keep moving agitatedly has

he delivers his lines. He would smile to show his love for Juliet and

frown to show his urgency. During the last sentence of his speech I

would have Romeo grab hold of the Friar as a sight of his haste.

Because Romeo planned everything in secret nobody knew about them. If

people had known about Romeo and Juliet being married, then they could

have stopped them from killing themselves.

This is indicated by Romeo saying:

“Some means to come to shrift this afternoon;

and there she shall at Friar Laurence' cell

be shrived and married.” To the nurse.

Romeo has to be secretive because he knows that the Capulets and the

Montagues will never agree to a marriage between him and Juliet. The

need for secrecy creates problems- the fight with Tybalt, Romeo

banishment and their attempt to meet once more which lead to their


To make it look like Romeo is to blame I would have Romeo hit himself
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