The deaths of Romeo and Juliet didn't really need to happen, as it
wasn't them, but the people around them that were fighting and
disagreeing. Romeo and Juliet did their best to keep out of the
violence but the people around them such as family friends and the
local community that were making them unhappy.
Romeo is a young teenager of the Montague Household, who falls in love
with Juliet, a Capulet whose family are ancient enemies of the
Montagues. He likes to blame misfortune for everything that goes wrong
after he kills Tybalt, he then realises how serious his actions were
but prefers to blame fate rather than himself.
"O, I am fortunes fool" (Act 3 Sc 1)
Killing Tybalt was Romeos biggest mistake as it led to him being
banished from Verona and that meant that he couldn't see Juliet
anymore without the risk of being caught. Romeo can't be blamed for
killing Tybalt as he was determined to fight with Romeo and when he
refused Mercutio stepped in, they fought and killed Tybalt. Later when
Balthasar tells Romeo the news of Juliet's death he says "Then I defy
your stars" (Act 5 Sc 1). I think this means he isn't going to let
fate determine what happens to him anymore.
It seems that Romeo is either not afraid or just doesn't care about
his actions in the balcony scene he risks being caught by the nurse
and then again in Juliet's bedroom when Lady Capulet is looking for
Juliet is a Capulet not yet fourteen. She is gentle, loyal but is very
clever and has a strong mind when she first meets Romeo she falls for
him instantly. She asks him to marry her knowing full and well ...
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It is a most sharp sauce" (Act 2 Sc 4)
Mercutio is loyal to Romeo, he steps in when Tybalt challenges him.
His death is a turning point in the play for if he hadn't died things
could of turned out differently. I don't think he can be put to blame,
as he never knew about the relationship.
The Prince rules Verona but he doesn't do enough. He makes threats but
never carries out any actions. He had the chance to enforce the death
penalty on Romeo but he didn't. If he had tried harder to stop the
feuding it might not have got out of hand.
In this essay I hope I have shown that there isn't one character to
blame but everyone played a part. I don't think you can put it down to
fate and I think that Romeo and Juliet did their best too make things
work not forgetting that they are both young and inexperienced.
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