Romoe And Juliets Death Essay, Research Paper
Who was responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?
The responsibility of the deaths of Romeo and Juliet lie on the conscience of many of
the citizens of Verona. The blame does not only belong to the people baring the name
Capulet or Montague. All those who were involved, connected and event those who
did not try and stop the constant violence in fair Verona are responsible for their
The everyday citizens of Verona are partly responsible for the tragic suicides of
Romeo and Juliet. ?When ciil blood makes civil hands unclean? , ? where everyone is
guilty for the bloodshed?. It is said that silence against a wrong is as good as
supporting the action in the case of Verona this is true. Even those who did not kill or
injure have to take responsibility, their inability to speak up against the continuous
fighting was as good as condoning it. This added more fuel to the feud, which
inevitably contributed to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
The parents have to take responsibility for the deaths of their children. The feud
between the two wealthiest and most respected families, The Montagues and The
Capulets caused peril in Verona and also the lives of Romeo and Juliet. Especially
with the Capulets arranged marriage of their daughter Juliet to Paris. Their feud
forbid Romeo and Juliet?s love. Not knowingly by denying their children?s love they
contributed to their deaths.
Tybalt, Mercutio and their men are blamable for the death of Romeo and Juliet. These
men were ringleaders, they encouraged violence which made Verona a tense and
uncontrollable place, even the Prince of Verona had no control. It was the killings of
Tybalt and Mercutio which sadly brought about Romeo and Juliet?s dilemmas.
Responsibility must be taken by Romeo and Juliet themselves for their actions which
lead to their deaths. Romeo and Juliet?s love was foolish and blind. They did not stop
to think about the consequences their love would bring about. It was the killing of
Tybalt that Romeo had to take responsibility for and it was his action which brought
about the start of their bad fortune. By misleading everyone and themselves the only
way the play could end was in tragedy.
It is obvious that many people were involved in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. They
all contributed great or small obstacles to interfere with their already complicated
love, nevertheless ? This pair of star cross?d lovers? were always meant to be
together, be it on earth of up in the heavens.