Who's To Blame In Romeo And Juliet

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Who's To Blame? Blame is something many people throw around. Now in the case of Romeo and Juliet, who do you think is to blame? Friar Laurence? The two lovers? Their parents? Fate? All of them? Three of them do actually but in different ways, some more than others? To start off, the Capulet’s are the first to blame for the fate of the two lovers. The Capulet's were nonsupporting, stubborn, and careless. The parents were ready to throw Juliet out and disown their own daughter when she expressed that she did not wish to marry Paris. “Wife, we scarce thought us blest that god had lent us but this only child, but not I see this one is too much and that we have a curse in having her. Out on her, hildling” (Shakespeare 3:5 165-172). The parents clearly have no regards for Julie’s desires and therefore if they did no force her to marry Paris,then she would not have no find a way out of it. Also, the nurse knows how Juliet feels towards Romeo but tells her to marry Paris…show more content…
Lets take this to the beginning, Tybalt has the urge to kill Romeo at the ball for no reason. " Now by the stock and honor of my kin, to stride him dead I had it not a sin" (Shakespeare 1:5 56-61). Romeo doesn’t even look at Tybalt but being as short-tempered as he is, the Montague last name is enough to get him ready to kill. If Tybalt was a little calmer and level headed then Romeo would not have killed him, Romeo would not have gotten banished, and Juliet would not have drank the vial. Also, once Tybalt claimed Mercutios life he still tries to get Romeo to duel. "Thou, wretched boy, that dist consort him here, shalt with him hence" (Shakespeare 3:1 131-132). Tybalt will do anything to start a fight with Romeo, even if he needs to take a life on the way so, if Tybalt did not force Romeo to exact revenge then Romeo wouldn’t be banished causing him to sneak into the city to recover Juliet, whom he had thought
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