In contrast, the lives of the two main protagonists were ended in such a pitiful and tragic event. To wit, Romeo drank the mortal drug from an Apothecary of Mantua while Juliet stabbed herself to death by using Romeo’s dagger. Before drinking the fatal drug, Romeos sadness made him to say, “Here’s to my love! O true Apothecary! / Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die” (Shakespeare 5.3.119-120). Such was the most valiant act I have ever known that a human could possibly do because of love. To die for the person who is considered as your life. On the other hand, Juliet upon knowing the death of Romeo declared, “Yea, noise? Then I’ll be brief. O happy dagger! / This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die” (Shakespeare 5.3.169-170). Indeed, the power of love can make us irrational sometimes. Such was Romeo and Juliet’s actuations in the novel.
In relation, some critics have persistently argued that these two irrational acts were the ruthless fruit of their everlasting love. On the contrary, there are few who have contended that the heartbreaking moment was exacerbated by their family duel. This circumstance has limited their respective freedom to express love and affection with each other. Consequently, since the first introduction of this novel in 1595, there have been many arguments given just to provide an explanation of who was most to blame for their death and was it proper to impute that blame on such characters. Moreover, a number of avid readers and audiences suggested that the older generation was the one guilty and not the youngsters. Surprisingly, others have pointed out that the terrible death of Romeo and Juliet was attributed to the acts of Friar Laurence, the Franciscan priest who has been loyal to the central male character. In bizarre cases, even the two lovers have been singled out for blame.
Despite these various facts,