Romeo And Juliet's Suicides

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“... violent delights have violent ends” (II. vi. 11). In the well-known play, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare there are many fatal deaths. The most intriguing, are the suicides of Romeo and Juliet. Many say the culprits who caused their deaths can be argued. But based on textual evidences, Lord and Lady Capulet are responsible for the suicides of Romeo and Juliet because of their family feud, forcing Juliet to marry Paris, and their lack of parenting.
In Verona, the Capulet and Montague’s feud have been going on for as long as anyone could remember. Lady Montague is witnessed saying, “Thou shalt not stir one foot to seek a foe” (I. i. 73). The feud is reputable in the city, and even the workers of the families bicker among each other. The Prince of Verona has had to intervene, “Three civils brawls, bred of an airy word / By thee, old
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They were not close to Juliet and therefore did not know about her secret marriage to Romeo Montague. Instead, Nurse acts more of a mother than Lady Capulet. “For I had then laid wormwood to my dug… My lord and you were then at Mantua… And since that time it is eleven years… I never should forget it” (I. iii. 27-48). She knows everything about Juliet, and reminiscences about Juliet as a child. In one scene Nurse is excused by Lady Capulet so she could talk to Juliet alone. “This is the matter. Nurse, give leave awhile, / We must talk in secret. Nurse, come back again, / I have remembered me, thou’s hear our counsel. / Thou knowest my daughter’s of a pretty age” (I. III. 8-11). Then Lady Capulet recalled Nurse because she was uncomfortable talking to Juliet alone. Both Lord and Lady Capulet do not know Juliet’s secret marriage. Thus making them believe Juliet is distressed about Tybalt’s death, rather than Romeo’s banishment. Their lack of parenting is to be charged for Romeo’s and Juliet’s
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