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Kerima Amer Mr.

Janosch 902 April-9-2014 Romeo and Juliet Blame essay

"All relationships change the brain - but most important are the intimate bonds that foster or fail us, altering the delicate circuts that shape memories, emotions and that ultimate souvenir, the self." Stated by Ackerman (2012) in her story "The brain on love". Romeo and Juliet fall in love and this causes many troubles for both Montagues and Capulet s. In the famous Romeo and Juliet play by Shakespeare many events occur. Some good and some bad, but towards the end of the play tragedy strikes Romeo, Juliet , Mercutio, Tybalt, and Paris are all dead. But who is responsible, and who is to blame? In my opinion Mercutio, Romeo , and Tybalt are the ones to blame. And paris is not to blame. Mercutio, Tybalt, and Romeo all have something to do with the deaths of all these people. Romeo is to blame because he went to the party, Benvolio tried to persuade him not to go but Romeo doesn't listen. "I'll go along no such sight to be shown but to rejoice in splendor of my own." Which means he is going so he can make himself feel better about Rosaline, and It sounds as if he is going on his own consent. If Romeo hadn't gone to the party he wouldn't have met Juliet and they wouldnt have fallen in love. Romeo is not only to blame, Mercutio and Tybalt are ones to blame as we'll. "Boy this shall not excuse the injuries that thou hast done me, therefore turn and draw." "O' calm dishonorable vile away (draws)" "I am one for you" *Both begin to fight. This dialogue comes from Shakespeare,W.(2000) Romeo and Juliet. New York: Penguin Books.*Tybalt and Mercutio fight, causing problems and worries to both Montagues and Capulets because the Prince said no more fighting otherwise you will be killed. Tybalt and mercutio fight and Tybalt kills Mercutio. This gets Romeo furious, and Romeo searches for him, he soon later found Tybalt. They fight and Romeo kills Tybalt. With all this excitement Romeo realizes he is " fortunes fool" because

he just killed Tybalt Juliet's cousin. Romeo is now banned from Verona, and won't be able to see Juliet anymore. With Juliet finding this all out she decides to get help from the friar. Who gives Juliet a poison, which makes her seem dead for 3 days. "Bianca Acevedo and Arthur Aron scanned the brain of long marriage couples who were described as madly in love, staring at a picture of her spouse, lit up their reward centers as expected; the same happened with those newly in love. But in contrast to new sweethearts and cocaine addicts, long married couples displayed calm in sites associated with fear and anxiety" Love is a drug in the case of Romeo and Juliet, studies show that love is an addiction like cocaine. Romeo and Juliet sure love each other that much. The Friar will contact Romeo to pick Juliet up from her tomb so they can live happily ever after, without people hunting down for them. Paris is not to blame.He just wanted to marry Juliet to be happy, and to make her happy. Many may think that friar is to blame, but he isnt, he tried his hardest to get Romeo and Juliet back together so they can be happy with each other without people hunting them down. Throughout the story friar is the one to go to when you need help. And thats exactly what he did with Romeo and Juliet. He also helped the Montagues and Capulets to come together. In conclusion Romeo, Mercutio and Tybalt are the ones to blame for the deaths of all those people. And the friar and Paris are not to blame. But without all this excitement the Capulets and Montagues would have never been put together, to be a peaceful Verona society.

References Shakespeare,W. (2000). Romeo and Juliet. New York: Penguin Books. Ackerman,D.(2012,March). The brain on love. The New York Times