Who is to Blame for the death of Romeo and JuliettWatch this thread
Death for many people can be devastating and hard to handle. In the play, Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, everyone mourns over the death of Romeo and Juliet, and everyone blames himself or herself. There are many people to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet, but there are 3 people who are the most to blame. Firstly, Romeo is to blame for his own death because he got himself into his deathly situation. Secondly, Juliet is to blame for her own death because she killed herself. Finally, Friar Lawrence is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he helped them to be together for all the wrong reasons. reasons.
From the very first time Romeo met Juliet, he knew that their relationship was dangerous. The first decision Romeo made that caused his death was going to the Capulet party. Benvolio pressured Romeo into going to the Capulet party, and he decided to go. If Romeo had never decided to go to the party he never would have met Juliet, and Romeo never would have died. The second decision Romeo made that caused Juliet and his death was the decision to get married. Romeo begged Friar Lawrence to marry him to Juliet. By asking for Friar Lawrence's help, Romeo got him involved in the plan for Romeo's future with Juliet. It was Romeo's fault that the Friar got involved in the first place. It is Romeo's fault that Juliet thought she could trust the Friar to help her find a way to be with Romeo forever. Romeo is to blame for the Friar's contributions to Juliet and his own death. Another reason Romeo is to blame for his and Juliet's death is that Romeo killed Tybalt. Romeo killed Tybalt because Tybalt had previously killed Romeo's best friend Mercutio. It is because Romeo killed Tybalt, that Juliet had to go to Friar Lawrence to ask for his help to find a way to be with Romeo again. That is when Friar Lawrence, what he thought was an excellent plan to fake Juliet's death. If Romeo had never been banished, he and Juliet could have just run away together and they never would have had to die so young. Finally, Romeo takes Juliet's death to extreme measures. Instead of being able to move on he makes the decision that if he can't live with Juliet then he shouldn't live at all. It is because of Romeo's irrational thinking that he buys a poison to kill himself. It is nobody's fault that Romeo thought of life in that way. It is only his fault that he drinks the poison not knowing that Juliet was about to wake up. It is because of Romeo's decisions and actions that he is to blame for himself and Juliet's death.
However, Friar Lawrence could be blamed as he foolishly agreed to marry them. Although his intentions were there, it was clear that a wedding was not going to solve this "ancient grudge". Furthermore, the whole incident of the letter, and how Romeo doesn't receive it, it the actual reason for why they die in the end.
However, I still blame Romeo as I believe if he wasn't so fickle and melodramatic the play perhaps wouldn't of turn out that way. Even Friar Lawrence warned him-"those who run, stumble" "these violent delights have violent ends"