Lord Capulet Responsible For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet Essay

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Who caused the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Many people in this tragedy can be blamed for the events that led up to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Over the course of four days, these two lovers were two of the victims of a total of six deaths. Some of the main suspects are: Lord Capulet, Friar Lawrence, and Mercutio. Each of these men had actions that could hold them responsible.

Lord Capulet could be blamed for the cause of these two teens deaths. If you go back to the beginning of the play, Capulet decided to have a ball with many wealthy people invited. One of his guests was Rosaline, the girl Romeo "loved". This made Romeo want to go to the ball to see her. If it wasn't for the ball, Romeo and Juliet probably would of never met. Another reason Lord Capulet could be blamed is because he was forcing Juliet …show more content…

First of all, he helped Romeo and Juliet get married when he knew it was too soon. After the short ceremony he thought it would be best to keep the wedding a secret until the three of them got everything worked out. Even when Romeo was banned from Verona, Friar Lawrence still decided not to tell anyone that Romeo and Juliet were married that morning. The only other person that knew about the marriage was Juliet's Nurse. He sent Romeo to Mantua while he thought of a plan to help Romeo and Juliet to be together, happily married. Friar Lawrence's first idea was to have Juliet fake her own death by drinking a potion that would make her seem dead for a few days. Then when she is in the tomb, he would send a letter to Romeo explaining that Juliet is not dead and he should come and get her. When he did not receive the letter, Romeo decided that he would poison himself. As Juliet wakes up, she realizes that her love is dead and that she should be too. So, she decides stab herself with a dagger. Friar Lawrence did not even bother to think of any other plans and their outcomes.

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