Lord Capulet To Blame For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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Who is to Blame for the Starcrossed Lover's Death? One thing that readers might question in William Shakespeare’s tragic love story, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, is; Who was responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Even though Romeo and Juliet both killed themselves, technically being responsible for their deaths, different factors caused by different characters led up to their deaths. Many people could be blamed for the tragic deaths of the star-crossed lovers, but Lord Capulet, Juliet’s father, is most to blame because he is ignorant, impatient, and changeable. Lord Capulet is to blame for the star-crossed lovers’ deaths because he is ignorant. For example, Lord Capulet sends off his servant to invite all the different families …show more content…

For example, Lord Capulet decides to move the wedding up one day so that the marriage can happen faster, and says, “Send for the county. Go tell him of this. I’ll have this knot knit up tomorrow morning” ( IV, ii, 25-26). Even though the wedding was moved up by just one day, that forces Juliet to rush her fake death and cause worry about the plan working. In Act 4 it says, “My dismal scene. I need must act alone. Come vial. What if this mixture do not work at all? Shall I be married tomorrow morning?” (IV, iii, 20-24). Juliet is forced to take the potion right after she hears that the wedding is moved up, and the wedding plan is changed into a funeral. If Lord Capulet had just waited one more day, then the plan for her fake death would have gone more smoothly, instead of Friar Lawrence also having to rush because of Lord Capulet’s …show more content…

For example, he yells at Juliet for not wanting to marry Paris, and says, “ 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. Out, you green sickness Carrion!” (III, v, 153-156). Lord Capulet is forcing Juliet to marry someone she does not love, and she says to Friar Lawrence, “ O bid me leap, rather than marry Paris, From off the battlements of yonder tower; Or walk in thievish ways; or bid me lurk..” (IV, I, 78-81). Juliet would rather die than marry anyone else but Romeo. If she was not forced to marry Paris by Lord Capulet then she never would have had to take the sleeping potion, which then Romeo thinks that she is dead, so he then kills himself. Juliet awakes to see his dead body and therefore stabs herself. Lord Capulets' changeability in marriage caused his daughter and her lover to

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