Romeo and Juliet's death
Who's to Blame?
Although everyone else, including themselves, had a part in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, it was the family feud that was to blame. The feud was going on too long that it turned violent and no one remembers why it started. People being around the Capulets or the Montagues had been affected by the feud. Mercutio, Romeo’s friend, blamed the feud of his injuries: “A plague on both your houses! They have made worms’ meat of me: I have it, And soundly too: your houses!”(3.1,107-109). While Tybalt was mad at Romeo for being a Montague uninvited at the party, he felt like he needed to fight him because he was an enemy of his family and would do anything to get to Romeo. Which resulted in Mercutio being dead making the feud worse. The hatred between the Capulets and the Montagues led to horrible consequences in their households. Since both of the families didn’t solve the problem, “Where be these enemies? Capulet! Montague! See what a scourge is laid upon your hate That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love”(5.3, 290-292). The feud is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because it was going on for too long and turned too violent, if the feud was solved the characters would had better results in their fate, and Romeo and Juliet would have longer and better lives.