Parents To Blame In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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¨For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo¨. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a story of two lovers who take their life all because of a misunderstanding. However, who is to blame for their tragic demise? The parents who made the two lovers feel like outcasts must be to blame. The Capulets forced Juliet to marry Paris, the constant fighting made them want to keep the marriage secret, and made Romeo and Juliet to scared to say anything.
A big reason is the parents are pressuring Juliet with a marriage she doesn 't even want to do. “if you don 't act like my daughter you can beg starve and die in the streets”. Act 3 scene 5 line 193. This shows how much pressure is on her making her freak out and fear
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Act 2 scene 2 line 70 “ If they see you they’ll murder you”. This shows that because they fight so much they will murder him. This forces them to be secretive and not tell anyone therefore leading to more pressure on Juliet to not marry Paris. “three times now riots have broken out in this city all casual word from you old capulet and Montague” Act 1 scene 1 line 83-86. This shows that they fight with each other so much and this makes it hard for Romeo and Juliet to make their marriage public so they must keep it a secret since the families are mortal foes. This meant that Juliet could not admit she was already married to Romeo her “enemy”. “He’s alive and victorious, and Mercutio’s dead . Enough time with mercy and consideration”act 3 scene 1 line 1. This shows that Tybalt had killed Mercutio because Mercutio hung with Romeo and hated Montagues. This lead to the death of Mercutio. Then leading to banishment of Romeo because he was enraged and killed Tybalt. Readers can connect to this because once in life one has had a love. All because the parents simply hated each other and unknowingly causing their lovely children and unlovely demise. It reminds me of the 1997 film Titanic about a man who offers his fiancé an adventurous life. They board the Titanic only to sink to their deaths. Sometimes the constant fighting can make one very…show more content…
“you can tell me to sit in a field of poisonous snakes” act 4 scene 1 line 71. This shows that Juliet was so scared that she decided she would do anything rather than go through he parents wrath. She feared her parents letting go of her or disowning her. ¨three times now riots have broken out in this city all casual word from you old Capulet and Montague¨act 1 scene 1 line 86. This shows that they fought constantly and made the two scared that their parents would only get more mad. They felt they would only hurt more people by saying they were married. Act 2 scene 2 line 70 “If they see you they’ll murder you”. This shows that they were so scared that they fought so much so they kept it a secret so the other would not be killed. This shows they unleashed their demise because their parents inspired this fear. This reminds me a lot of when I had done things for my father because I was scared of him making me scared to do anything. This is what made me so miserable at the time. We read a book about two lovers who were born to be sworn enemies and end up killing themselves for love. We have learned why the Parents are the people to blame for the demise of Romeo and Juliet. They constantly are fighting, the Capulets oppressed Juliet to marry Paris, they inspired fear in their children. I feel this book showed that love can be a monster. It also showed that life is not a happily ever after. I learned
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