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The Story Has Ended, But The Truth Is Yet To Be Told

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The play Romeo and Juliet brings up many questions during and even after reading/watching the play. Through all of the twists, turns, and obstacles that the characters overcome (and even the ones they do not) it is very hard for a person to fully understand Shakespeare’s intention as to who the “good guys” are, and as to who the “bad guys” are. But even so, assuming that Romeo, Juliet, and the Nurse are at fault for this helps to coincide with many arts of the play, as well as providing a logical answer to the question stated about Shakespeare’s intentions. As a result, Romeo, Juliet, and the Nurse are to blame for the outcome of the play.
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So, if Romeo is able to keep himself under control, it is possible that the outcome of the play alters greatly.
In addition, Romeo, Juliet, and the Nurse are at fault for the outcome of the play because Romeo decides to go the Capulet party, as in 1.4 of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo says, “And we mean well in going to this masque, / But tis no wit to go” (1.4.50-51). Horrific consequences were suffered due to the effect of this choice and action. If Romeo decides to not go to this party, he probably never meets Juliet, he never falls in love with her, and never gets himself into the position he is in where he must lose his life for the sake of love. Therefore, the choice Romeo makes to go to the party, comes at the expense of his life, and the life of his loved ones.
Moreover, Romeo, Juliet, and the Nurse are to blame for the outcome of the play because Romeo kisses Juliet without knowing who she is. He is very careless and decides to kiss a girl that he does not even know, as Romeo says, “Then move not while my prayers effect I take. / [He kisses her.] / Thus from my lips, by thine, my sin is purged” (1.5.117-118). This is the point in the play when it is too late to reverse the previous choices made. Once they have had a “taste” of what they will have with each other there is no going back. Once they experience and understand the true love they ave for each other it becomes impossible to return to their previous ways. It is very irresponsible of Romeo for committing an action that leads many people to their death. Due to this irresponsible act, himself, his wife, and his loved ones are forced to end their lives. Thus, because of Romeo’s careless actions throughout the course of the play, Romeo, Juliet, and the Nurse are to blame for the outcome of the play.
Another main reason why Romeo, Juliet, and the Nurse are to blame for the outcome of the play is because of Juliet’s careless actions throughout the course of the play. First off, Romeo, Juliet, and the Nurse are to blame for the outcome of the play because Juliet lets Romeo kiss her without knowing who he was, as Juliet says, “Go ask his name” (1.5.149). Juliet is having the same blame put upon her as was put upon Romeo. It is not appropriate to kiss, or be kissed by someone you do not know. And as stated, once she receives this “taste” of what she gets with Romeo, there is no going back, she feels an urge she cannot resist to go for more, and is lead to make choices based off of, not the risk of killing herself and many others, but purely the reward of love that awaits her. Due to this irresponsible act, she causes many of her friends and family to meet a tragic fate.
Furthermore, Romeo, Juliet, and the Nurse are to blame for the outcome of the play because of Juliet’s procrastination when she needs to take her potion in 4.3 of Romeo and Juliet, as Juliet explains, "Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again. / I have a faint cold fear thrills through my veins, / That almost freezes...

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