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Responsibility: Major Asset and Decision in Society

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Romeo and Juliet
Responsibility is a major asset and decision in society. People in this world have choices. They have choices between being good or bad. Although people don’t realise they have two choices they should choose wisely. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a example of the two choices the lovers have to choose from. The play is tragic but exciting. The parents, Romeo and Juliet, and Friar Laurence are responsible for the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
The parents of Juliet can easily be seen as the motive for their deaths. One reason for this is that they are pushing Juliet to marry Paris. For example “Sir Paris, I will make a desperate tender of me child’s love… a Thursday, tell her she shall marry this noble earl” (III.iv.12-22). This quote shows Capulet’s agreement with Paris to let him marry Juliet. Juliet loves Romeo, and not Paris, but her father thinks Paris is a suitable match for Juliet. Juliet not thinking of the future and what else could be possible, makes decisions without thinking and after her father tells her, “I tell thee what- get to church a Thursday or never after look me in the face. Speak not, reply not, do not answer” (III.v.161-163), and Juliet goes to Friar Laurence looking to kill herself. Juliets dad then makes a decision to move the wedding up to Wednesday because he’s is so happy that Juliet agreed to marry Paris. This upsets Juliet. Also, after Romeo kills Tybalt Juliet’s mom says,“I’ll send one in Mantua, where that same banished runagate doth live, shall give him such an unaccustomed dram that he should soon keep Tybalt company, and then I hope thou wilt be satisfied”(III.v.85-90). This gives Juliet the thought that Romeo will be killed. “Come, cords, come, Nurse, I’ll to my wedding bed, and death, not Romeo take my maidenhead”(III.ii.136-141). This quote explains that Juliet would rather die a virgin rather than live without Romeo. The parents have proven many times how they could be the cause of the lovers’...


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