TO WHAT DEGREE WERE ROMEO AND JULIET RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN TRAGEDY??
Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy about two star crossed lovers whose love cannot apart them from their two feuding families. Love can cause many things, it can even lead to death, this is what happened to young Romeo and Juliet who took their own life because of the love they had for each other, although, Romeo and Juliet were not completely responsible for their deaths, but it did end hundreds of years of hatred.
Well, Romeo and Juliet were very much not responsible for their death, it had a lot to do with the people surrounding them, but I will start with what parts Romeo and Juliet had to do with. Starting with Romeo; I think he acted way too quickly ...view middle of the document...
She shouldn’t have acted the way she did to her parents; she knew she was getting engaged with Paris who was a wealthy man, and was happy with getting engaged to him until the night of the ball when Romeo and Juliet first met. And then not long after that she was rushing into getting married to Romeo.
Next is the character that surrounded Romeo and Juliet who also play a part in their death.
Tybalt is the cause that puts Romeo and Juliet off on their downhill path. He is always causing trouble and makes violence wherever he goes. He always harassed Romeo and tried to make him fight, then when Romeo does fight him to get, he ends up killing Tybalt.
In the play Paris never really loved Juliet, not in the same way Romeo did. Paris never really got to know Juliet, if he did get to know her better then she might have liked Paris better than Romeo, which could of completely changed the story and maybe no one would have died.
The Friar Laurence makes up the potion, but this doesn’t really contribute to their death but it is chance, the letter he wrote never reaches Romeo in and so he doesn’t know the Friar’s plan.
The grudge between the Montegues and the Capulets has a very important role in the play. It’s the grudge between them that Romeo can’t marry Juliet and so they keep their love and their marrige a secret. If they had been allowed to love each other there would have been no reason to make Juliet marry Paris. Had there been no argument between the families then Tybalt and Romeo would have had no reason to fight and it would have all been good.
The death of Romeo and Juliet wasn’t just caused by everyone else, Romeo and Juliet’s decisions had a great deal to do with it as well, but their fate and chance had a lot to do with everything that happened.