Who Is to Blame for the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet?

Who is to blame for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet?
Romeo and Juliet, a famous world known play written by William Shakespeare. This play has being portrayed and re-enacted in many versions. This story sets in the town of Verona Italy. With two families Montague and Capulet that holds an ancient grudge that had caused chaos in the city. And for our main characters of the play; a pair of “star-crossed’ loves, Romeo from the Montagues and Juliet from the Capulet. Both ended their lives in tragic death with the lost of other lives that were involved in their love. There were many characters that played crucial roles in this tragedy. But none could be solely blamed。

There are many factors that contribute to the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The most significant cause is the family feud. If there was no hatred between the Montagues and Capulet, the death of Tybalt and Mercutio could be avoided and Romeo and Juliet would be allowed to freely love each other. Both families had the strongest sense of family honor like no one else in Verona. Tybalt, the kinsman of Capulets held immense pride of his family dignity. When Romeo crashed the Capulet’s party, Tybalt was determined to avenge his family as Romeo; a Montague had offended their honor. “Now, by the stock and the honor of my kin, to strike him down I hold it not a sin” So if the families has not been feuding none of the death from the street braw and the tragedy caused by the chain reactions would have never occurred.

Friar Laurence. Who had played one of the most important roles in the tragedy. He was the one who had the power and authority to marry a couple. Friar Laurence was too idealistic to marry Romeo and Juliet together. He thought this marriage would end the fighting and unite the two families. “For this may so happy prove to turn your household’s rancor to pure love”- Friar Laurence. Without knowing what the consequence of such deed might be, he secretly married the naive and eager couple. Knowing such...