Assigning blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is a never-ending and ultimately futile endeavor.
Juliet's nurse enables Juliet in her plans to marry Romeo and be with him after he's banished from Verona. At the same time, she betrays her loyalty and love for Juliet in deference to Lord and Lady Capulet's demand that Juliet marry Paris. The Nurse pressures Juliet to abandon Romeo and marry Paris, which only intensifies Juliet's desire to be with Romeo. Blame the Nurse.
The Montagues and the Capulets are embroiled in a senseless feud which serves as the foundation and framework for all the action of the play, including the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. If anyone knows or even remembers the reason for the feud, it's never stated in the play. Blame the Montagues and the Capulets.
Lord Montague and Lord Capulet mindlessly perpetuate the feud, to the considerable detriment of both of their families. Blame Lord Montague and Lord Capulet.
The prince fails to enforce Verona's laws against fighting in the...
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