Who is to blame for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet?

In previous times, the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet might have been seen as their own fault and the result of their disobedience, and it might be argued that Romeo contributes to it through his impatience. References to "fate" in the play suggest, however, that the tragedy was their destiny.

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In Shakespeare's time, the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet would have been their fault because they disobeyed their parents. However, we tend to interpret the story as a love...

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