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Who is most to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?

Who is most to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?

Friar Laurence

Who stops Romeo from killing himself?


Why does Mercutio blame Romeo when he gets stabbed?

Therefore, if it were not for the feud between the Montagues and Capulets, Tybalt would never have come for Romeo, and Mercutio would not have felt the need to fight on his friend’s behalf; Mercutio sees Romeo’s behavior as cowardly and submissive, and so he blames his friend for his death, the result of that cowardice …

What curse does Mercutio call before he dies?

Before he dies, Mercutio curses both the Montagues and Capulets, crying several times, “A plague o’ both your houses!” (Act III, Sc. 1, often quoted as “A pox on both your houses”).

Why does Mercutio keep repeating a plague o both your houses?

Why does Mercutio keep repeating,”A plague o’ both your houses”? Mercutio keeps repeating “A plague o’ both your houses” because if romeo would have fought he wouldn’t be dying. Romeo calls himself “fortune’s fool” because when he had dream before going to the ball it showed death.

Did Tybalt kill Mercutio on purpose?

In the confusion, Tybalt stabs Mercutio under Romeo’s arm (“I was hurt under your arm”). So, it would appear that Tybalt kills Mercutio because Mercutio had acted in a hostile manner toward him and because Tybalt and Mercutio were on opposite sides of the war between the Capulets and the Montagues.