Romeo And Juliet Dbq

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In Shakespeare’s “ The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” there is someone to blame for the death of these two star-crossed lovers. One might say the houses are the ones to be blamed. The prologue states “ Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny…” (DQB Project, “Who’s to Blame?”, Document A) meaning the two houses has been fighting and against each other for possibly centuries. Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet, but due to this grudge they cannot see each other nor love each other. There is plenty of evidence toward the two houses being the cause of Romeo and Juliet’s death. During Act One, Scene Three, Lady Capulet is pressuring Juliet to get married by telling her that getting married at her age now will make her a good mother. Lady Capulet also goes on saying that when she was Juliet’s age, she was already married and had Juliet at around fourteen years old. During Act Three, Scene Five, Juliet tells Lady Capulet that Paris will not make her a …show more content…

Capulet enters and when he is told about this news about Juliet not wishing to marry Paris, He 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! Out you baggage!...” (DBQ Project, “Who’s to Blame”, Document D, Block two). Juliet begs her father to listen and be patient with her, but he

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