In Romeo and Juliet, the tragedy written by William Shakespeare, both Romeo and Juliet killed themselves, but others are to blame. The Capulet family, Friar Lawrence and Tybalt all share blame. The Capulet’s share blame for the deaths because they were uptight and did not support or care about Juliet’s feelings. As an example, when Juliet told her father that she did not want to marry Paris, he said, “To answer, “I’ll not wed; I cannot love, I am too young; I pray you pardon me.’ But as you will not wed, “I’ll pardon you; graze where you will, you shall not house with me” (3.5.185-188). Juliet was being forced by her father to marry Paris or be disowned. She had to find a way out of the marriage. Lady Capulet did not support Juliet either. She said, “Talk not to me, for I’ll not speak a word; Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee” (3.5.202-203). This behavior by the Capulet family shows how they shared in the blame for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths. …show more content…
If he had not been so lazy and had gone to see Romeo himself, to tell him about Juliet’s plan, Romeo would not have been told by a servant that she was dead and then gone to the Capulet Monument. Seeing Juliet and thinking she was dead, he killed himself. Friar Lawrence was supposed to be with Juliet when she awoke, but was not. Juliet woke up alone and found Romeo dead beside her. When Friar Lawrence finally appeared, he tried to get Juliet to leave with him, saying, “...Come, come away. Thy husband on thy bosom lies dead; and Paris too. Come, I’ll dispose of thee among a sisterhood of holy nuns. Stay not to question, for the watch is coming. Come, go, good Juliet” (5.3.154-159). Juliet would not go and he did not stay to protect or comfort her, leaving her along to kill herself. These acts by Friar Lawrence led to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet but there is still more blame to be
Friar Lawrence also has a lot to do with these deaths. First, Friar Lawrence chooses to marry Romeo and Juliet, even though he knows what goes on between the two families. He knows that they fight and if they find out about Romeo and Juliet,
“Hold, daughter. I do spy a kind of hope, Which craves as desperate an execution As that is desperate which we would prevent. If, rather than to marry County Paris, Thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself...:” (Shakespeare 255) She would then take the remedy and “die”. Friar Laurence sends a letter to Romeo to explain the plan but Romeo finds out she is dead before the letter reaches him, he rushes to her tomb to see if it is true, and he drinks poison to join her.
Romeo and Juliet tells the story about two young lover. In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare, the interaction between the Montague and Capulet family are inadequate. Their is animosity between each of the families. Which is hard for Romeo and Juliet to see each other because of their feuding families. The characters that are blame is Fate, Friar Lawrence, and Capulet.
Sometimes there are consequences for being too helpful and that is the case in the story Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence is the one to blame for the sad death of Romeo and Juliet. Throughout the whole story, Friar Lawrence was trying to help the lovers but he kept many secrets from them and made a few mistakes like the letter not being sent and staging Juilet death. In William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet Friar Lawrence is the one to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet because he gave Juliet the potion and the important letter that wasn’t sent to Romeo.
Some people may think that Friar Lawrence was ultimately to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. They may think this because he is the one who marries them, made their escape plan, and gave Juliet the sleep potion. Also some people may also say he was crazy because he grew herbs as a hobby. Although these are true points, ultimately, if Romeo and Juliet had not of fallen in love in the first
This plan backfires when Romeo doesn't get the note detailing the plan given to Juliet by Friar Lawrence and Romeo kills himself after seeing Juliet and thinking she is dead. When Juliet wakes up and sees that Romeo is dead she stabbed herself to death. The Friar's plan failed because the note did not reach Romeo. Friar Lawrence's decision to keep the marriage a secret leads to the deaths of Romeo
While the Friar makes several notable decisions that lead to the death of Romeo and Juliet, he continually blames others, and does not claim responsibility. When the Capulets initially find Juliet’s body unresponsive in her bedroom, rather than comforting her parents, Friar Lawrence puts the blame on them exclaiming, “The heavens do lour upon you for some ill” (4.5 100). The accusatory phrase spoken by Friar Lawrence directed at the Capulets stating, “the heavens do lour upon you for some ill,” moves toward the idea that he does not When Juliet’s family initially finds her “dead” body, Friar Lawrence does not express his condolences, but instead goes directly into blaming them for the death of their daughter. Even though he knows that this is not necessarily true, he essentially guilts the Capulets into thinking that in forcing Juliet to marry Paris, they had upset the heavens, and in
In William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, the tragedy is that the protagonists commit suicide. Their own rashness and impulsiveness lead them to their own destruction. Shakespeare blames the young couple for the outcome because the rushed everything and did not stop to think. However, as a reader, there are several other characters that are too blamed for Romeo and Juliet’s death. A character who could be easily blamed is friar Lawrence because he married the couple for the wrong reasons instead of stopping them and to guide them in the right direction.
In the book Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare Juliet’s death is caused by her own father Lord Capulet he has been blamed for all the massacre between Romeo and Juliet. In Verona both characters Romeo and Juliet first meet at a party that Lord Capulet throws which if you don't know is Juliet’s father. After both of them meet they are in love but since Juliet is a Capulet and Romeo is a Montague they are forbidden to see each other since their families hate each other. In the book Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare the person blamed for Juliet’s death is Lord Capulet because he let Juliet meet Romeo at his party that he throw. He also started the fight between him and Montague and he also forced his daughter to marry Paris.
Speak briefly, can you like of Paris’ love?” (DBQ: Project, 2013), Lady Capulet puts some pressure on Juliet to like Paris and marry him. Lady Capulet tries to tell her marriage and families is what girls her age are having already and she needs to be like the other girls. Family influence people more than anyone else in our lives, so when Lady Capulet wants Juliet to marry Paris for the good of the family Juliet tried her best to like him. The feud between the Capulets and Montagues also did not help with Romeo and Juliet being married in
That can also be found in Act 3 scene 5. Finally, those are all my thoughts on why Lord Capulet is also responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Additionally, Paris is responsible for the death of the Juliet. She never wanted to marry him.
My fingers itch. Wife, we scarce thought us blest/That God had lent us but this only child;/ but now i see this one is one to much,/ And that we have a curse in having her./ Out on her, hilding!”(3.5.165) Capulet wants Juliet to marry Paris, but she didn’t want to. Him keeping her from living her life and makes her want to sneak around.
Romeo and Juliet died at the end of Act 5 of the play. The death of the two lovers had several reasons and people that lead up to this moment. The people that were the most responsible for the the deaths are three members of Capulet family. With the father, mother, and nurse to Juliet all having an influence by being unsupportive, uncaring, and uptight, they are to blame for Romeo and Juliet's deaths.
On top of that, Lord Capulet threatened for an expulsion of her. Lord Capulet being the unflinching and opinionated man he is, led to Juliet seeking the Friar’s help, allowing a muddle plan to be created. Following the plan, Juliet “agrees” to marry Paris. Lord Capulet, being extremely
Lord Capulet said, “But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart./ My will to her consent is but a part” (Shakespeare I.ii.16-17). However, later in the play, Lord Capulet was very upset that Juliet had refused to marry Paris, saying, “Unworthy as she is, that we have wrought/ So worthy a gentleman to be her bride? ...