The End Of Two Star-Crossed Lovers In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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The End of Two Star-Crossed Lovers
Death has plagued the lives of countless amounts of people, and at many times, tragedy has caused people to point fingers. Due to the actions of others, many lives have been jeopardized as a result of poor judgement. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare contains several upsetting deaths, which leave the reader wanting to find a perpetrator. Who is accountable for their catastrophic deaths? Romeo and Juliet’s deaths occur because of measures taken from Tybalt reacting upon family honor to an extremity, Friar Lawrence demonstrating lack of responsibility, and Capulet failing to be a father figure for Juliet.
Tybalt’s allegiance to the Capulet family and contempt for the Montague family escalates his belligerent
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Capulet’s abusive behavior towards Juliet when he presumes that she was in distress over the death of Tybalt reveal that Capulet fails as a parent because he should support Juliet before something terrible happens. When Capulet discovers that Juliet has been unhappy, he tries to come up with a solution. Believing his actions would benefit his daughter, Capulet decides to have Juliet marry Paris. Lord Capulet tells Paris that “Things have fall 'n out, sir, so unluckily, / That we have had no time to move our daughter. / Look you, she loved her kinsman Tybalt dearly, / And so did I. Well, we were born to die. / 'Tis very late. She’ll not come down tonight. / I promise you, but for your company, / I would have been abed an hour ago” (Shakespeare 153). Capulet thinks that Juliet is still upset and mourning over the death of Tybalt, but in reality, she is sad that she can no longer see Romeo. Capulet tells Paris that he has not had time to talk to Juliet about the marriage, thus proving that Capulet is moving forward without Juliet’s opinion. After telling Juliet about the proposal, Juliet informs Capulet that she has no interest in marrying Paris. Capulet replies, “How, how, how, how? Chopped logic! What is this? / “Proud,” and “I thank you,” and “I thank you not,” / And yet “not proud”? Mistress minion you, / Thank me no thankings, nor proud me no prouds, / 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! / You tallow face!” (Shakespeare 167). Capulet is bewildered as to why Juliet does not want to marry Paris. Capulet threatens Juliet by saying he will drag her to the wedding if she refuses. Capulet does not give Juliet a choice, but instead forces her to get married to someone she does not want to marry. Frustrated, Capulet says, “God’s bread! It makes me mad. / Day, night, hour, tide, time, work, play, / Alone, in
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