Lord Capulet To Blame For Romeo And Juliet Analysis

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William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet was a tragic play that started with a young couple falling madly in love, but quickly turned to the death of both of them. From early on in the play, it seemed as if the fate of Romeo and Juliet was already determined, as they were referred to as “star-crossed lovers”, and the tragic fate of these lovers was unraveled through the poor decisions of many characters throughout this play. Though many people can be blamed for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, Lord Capulet and Romeo are the most responsible for the tragic ending of this play.
Lord Capulet was the most to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. First of all, one trait that puts Lord Capulet at the blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet is that he was indecisive. At the beginning of the play, Lord Capulet said that Juliet could
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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?... But fettle your fine joints ‘gainst Thursday next / To go with Paris to Saint Peter’s Church/ Or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither” (III.v.144-145, 153-155). Because Lord Capulet had changed his mind about the marriage, he forced Juliet into a situation that was hard to get out of. As a result, Juliet was so repulsed by the idea of marrying Paris since she had had the chance to fall in love with Romeo. The only way to avoid the marriage was for Juliet to drink the potion, causing Romeo to think Juliet was dead, and ultimately resulting in the death of both Romeo and Juliet. Therefore, Lord Capulet should have either said that Juliet would have to
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