For many, it is probably interesting, how many people died in Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet’s deaths were the most important part of the play, so this is a good place to start. In total, there were about 30 characters who died throughout the play—including Romeo and Juliet themselves, as well as their families, friends, and enemies. The main person responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death was Tybalt: he killed Mercutio first and then Romeo killed him in retaliation. After that, Montague killed Capulet (since these two men were fighting over Rosaline). Then Romeo killed himself after he learned that Juliet had taken her own life (he thought she was dead). This led to Tybalt killing Paris before dying himself after being stabbed by Romeo’s sword (which had been dipped in poison). Romeo and Juliet’s deaths were a tragedy, but their deaths could have been prevented. Their marriage should not have been denied and Romeo should have listened to his friends about staying away from Juliet. If all of this had happened, Romeo and Juliet may still be alive today. This tragic love story also affected the people around them, who would also rather have seen them live. The lessons learned from this story are to not rush into marriage, listen to your friends’ advice and teach kids about consent. Nothing was done differently so there was no way to avoid it happening again. It can be done now by teaching kids that consent is important and setting solid rules for them in a safe environment where they can learn how to interact with each other properly without getting hurt.