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by William Shakespeare

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Was Juliet the innocent victim of the play Romeo and Juliet

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Juliet is an innocent victim of her family’s feud and a patriarchal society. 

You could easily say that Juliet would not have died in this play if her family was not feuding with the Montagues.  There seems to be no basis for the feud.  It just has been going on for so long that everyone accepts it.  Even Juliet is upset when she learns Romeo is a Montague because she does not want to betray her family. 

JULIET

My only love sprung from my only hate!
Too early seen unknown, and known too late!
Prodigious birth of love it is to me,

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