The Capulets, however, must take more of the b... ... middle of paper ... ...r Friar Lawrence’s message to Romeo in time. Even Romeo and Friar Lawrence both blame Fate when Romeo says, “I defy you, stars!” and Friar Lawrence says, “Unhappy fortune!” (Shakespeare). Romeo and Juliet were doomed from the start and the audience is constantly reminded of this idea throughout the play. Therefore, Fate is primarily to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Though the Capulets, Montagues and Friar Lawrence are all partly to be held responsible for the deaths of Juliet and her Romeo, they didn’t have the ability to stop the tragedy from happening.
The Prologue at the beginning of the play suggests that it could have been mainly fate that was to blame, 'star-crossed lovers' and 'deaths-marked love' are examples of this. However hatred between the two families also plays a more important part in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, which I will explain below. Romeo is a young teenager, who is a member of the Montague household. He unfortunately falls in love with Juliet, a Capulet which was forbidden, whose family are bitter enemies of the Montague's. He seems to blame fate or unlucky misfortune for almost everything that goes wrong after he kills Tybalt, and realises the seriousness of his action, he prefers to blame fate rather than himself, "O, I am fortune's fool" Romeo was banished for killing Tybalt, which could have been the biggest mistake he made.
Who is to Blame for Death in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Beliefs are rested on the idea that fate killed Romeo and Juliet. People at this time also believed in arranged marriages. However many people and things can be considered to have increased the risk of their deaths therefore who or what is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Friar John must take some of the blame for their deaths, as the failure of the letter reaching Romeo is his fault. I could not send it- here it is again- Nor get a messenger to bring it thee, (5.2.15).
One of the greatest plays of all time, Romeo and Juliet, is a love story that ends with a tragedy. Two teenagers, Romeo and Juliet, fall in love, despite them coming from feuding families; hence their label as star-crossed lovers. At the end of the story, the star-crossed lovers make the bold decision to take their own lives. Although they are responsible for taking their own lives, Friar Lawrence is the one who led the star-crossed lovers towards their suicidal path. Friar Lawrence holds the title of being at fault of Romeo and Juliet’s death through his lack of good judgment.
The most ironic thing about the situation was that Paris’ love for Juliet led to her death. Paris was a noble gentlemen and it was sheerly bad circumstances that led him to be a key part in the death of the two lovers. Mr Capulet could also be considered a key part in the death of his beloved daughter. He was the one who agreed to let Paris take her hand in marriage without first asking her. Later on, when Juliet expressed the fact that she didn’t want to marry Paris, he became incredibly angry with her and threatened to disown her if she didn’t obey his will, “For, by my soul, I'll ne'er acknowledge thee”.
What comes to mind when you hear the names Romeo and Juliet? I think of love, hate, and most of all tragedy. It is a tragedy because their love led to their deaths and because Romeo and Juliet were responsible for their own destiny. From the start to the end of their love affair they knew they were going against their parents’ wishes. Romeo and Juliet also made selfish and immature decisions.
If you really think about it, Romeo actually played a role in Juliet's death. Juliet's actions in the play killed her. There are many ways she could have stopped her death, which would have also saved Romeo. When Romeo was banished her parents thought she was mourning over the loss of her dear cousi... ... middle of paper ... ...sideration instead of ordering her around. Lastly if Romeo and Juliet's ancestors had not started fighting in the first place the two lovers would not have had to hide their feelings, their marriage, and lie to their friends and family.
However, Friar Lawrence was selfish and inconsiderate because of his terrible decision, Juliet committed suicide. As being noted, Friar Lawrence made an assortment of mishaps, which he could have made superior choices that lead to both Romeo and Juliet’s death. Point often overlooked, with his careless choices, he married Romeo and Juliet, he depended upon Friar John with a letter of essential information to be delivered to Romeo, and he took off when Juliet was in jeopardy at the tomb. Again and Again Friar Lawrence showed that his excessive mistakes and took Romeo and Juliet’s life. In the long run, Friar Lawrence is more to blame than anyone else for Romeo and Juliet’s death.
So this makes him the person to blame for the deaths of the two lovers. If only Friar Laurence had though about his actions and not been thinking just about Romeo and Juliet’s feelings. If friar Laurence did not marry them thinking that it would bury the furious feud between the two families then everything would not be as it is now.
Romeo may or may not have “foreseen” what was going to happen to him and Juliet, however both he and Juliet were ultimately responsible for their own proceedings. Fate and other characters may have played a minor part in the down-fall of Romeo and Juliet, but ultimately they chose to take their own lives. Romeo and Juliet both took their lives in a burst of irrationality as a way to show their grief without contemplating it properly.