Perhaps the character who played this biggest part in the tragedy was Lord Capulet, Juliet's father. There are several reasons why Lord Capulet is to be blamed for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. His decision to force Juliet to get married, his contribution of the family feud, and his decision to change the day of the marriage. The main reason I think Lord Capulet is to blame is because he forced Juliet to get married. Him forcing Juliet to get married only left Juliet two choices and that was to either run away or get married, and of course we all know that her getting marred to anyone but Romeo wasn't an option.
If he would have followed his gut instinct, I think he could have avoided what happened. If Romeo had not of killed Tybalt, he could have stayed in Verona, and not been banished to mantua. Since He was banished, Juliet was very upset. If he didn't kill him, she would not have to act dead to just see him, and if she would not of did that, Romeo would not have have thought she was dead and he would not have killed himself. Since he did that, Juliet wouldn't
Tybalt sent a letter to Romeo’s home challenging him to quarrel. A fight that Tybalt would start and Romeo would finish. If Tybalt didn’t want to die, why would he send a message for a duel? A fight all started with a grudge that should never have happened. None of the other Capulets cared that Romeo was there, but Tybalt did.
In the Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet, the play is mainly ran by the bad choices Romeo and Juliet make. These many hasty decisions eventually led to the death of the two star crossed lovers. Some of the decisions that will be mentioned here will be: Romeo getting involved in Mercutio and Tybalt’s “duel”, the Friar agreeing to marry Romeo and Juliet, and the two lovers rushing into marriage. To begin, one of the impetuous decisions Romeo makes: Getting involved in Mercutio and Tybalt.“Hold Tybalt! Good Mercutio!” Romeo should have just stayed out of these two “dueling”(although it wasn’t really fighting) because had he stayed out Mercutio wouldn’t have been killed and the law would have caught up with Tybalt for dueling
Also, the prince is related to Mercutio since he is his kinsmen, so there is a guaranteed punishment because of their relationship. If Romeo would have waited until the prince come, then that could of prevented his exile. Additionally, Romeo is partially responsible for Mercutio’s death, so he had no right to avenge Mercutio’s death when he is the one who caused it. The only reason why Mercutio and Tybalt began to talk in the first place is because of Tybalt wanting to know where Romeo is. Also, if Romeo never got in between two people fighting with swords then Mercutio would of never been stabbed.
Everything from that point on did not go well at all. Being that Friar also married the couple secretly is also why he should be punished. Friar should be punished because if he had asked for permission to marry the couple none of this would have happened. Juliet’s parents may have been more understanding then making her marry Count Paris. Friar should have also had a better plan than what had happened with the vial he gave Juliet.
Shakespeare writes the play giving the audience the final decision of who is at fault for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Throughout the play fault can be placed on Romeo. He makes a variety of choices that lead to Juliet’s death and his own. Romeo is constantly blaming his own careless behaviors on fate. He is warned not to attend the party but he smirks at fate by saying, “But he that hath the steerage of my course/Direct my sail,” (1.4.119-120).
Although his heart was certainly in the right place, his decision ignored the possibility that several things could go wrong. Second, the Friar should not have given Juliet the sleeping potion which would allow her to fake her death. While his plan sounded good in theory, it also had too many variables. When Juliet came to him at the beginning of Act IV, he should
“ Mistakes made by a foolish mind, cruel mistakes that bring on death.” (1406 to 1407.) In this quote, King Creon of Thebes is acknowledging that he has made tragic mistakes, because he wanted to the laws of his state, that he put in place, instead of preserving the safety of his family, which consequently lead to suffering for many. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, the character Creon makes decisions based on what he feels is right, and refuses to pay attention to other’s advice. His stubbornness and selfishness prove fatal, and as a consequence of his moral deficiency, he kills an innocent woman, and loses his son in the aftermath. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, Creon’s deadly stubbornness and selfishness in ignoring the pleas and
Macbeth is at a serious loss of integrity in these moments as he does the horrific deed by following an apparition, “Is this a dagger I see before me?”. It can be questioned whether the apparition was something more than his own desire to kill and him needing a reason or excuse to get blood on his hands without feeling guilt and with this he doesn’t take responsibility for the actions he carried out. Although Macbeths actions against the king were moments of extreme lack in nobility and integrity, he follows through with great guilt “To I know my deed twere best not know myself. Wake Duncan. I would thou couldst” “all Neptune’s ocean cannot clean his hands”, this metaphor/hyperbole brings back his original character of honor where he is saying that no amount of Neptune’s water can clear his guilt or wash away the blood on his hands or the mistake he has made.
He then felt regret right after he did this, because they are now related through marriage. If Tybalt had not killed Mercutio, Romeo would not have gotten upset with Tybalt. When people found out about Tybalt being killed by Romeo, the Prince banished him from Verona. Since he gets banished it is harder for him to see Juliet, which also made it hard for the news about her being in a deep sleep to reach Romeo. These are my reasons on why Tybalt should also be to blame for the two
The fact that Romeo fails to comply with the rule that a Montague and Capulet cannot marry shows his impulsivity. Juliet only briefly thinks of the difficulty of the two families coming together, but is then drawn back to Romeo’s convincing suggestion. This situation is one of the fatal mistakes that leads to the death of Romeo, Juliet, and many others. In another instance, Tybalt engaged in a fight with Mercutio, Romeo’s best friend, resulting in Mercutio’s death. Mercutio stepped in to take Romeo’s place unaware of the fact that Romeo was now part of the Capulet family and therefore unwilling to fight Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin.
After the two of them, do die, the Friar haves so his plan is never found out. Friar Lawrence, being a man of God, could have gone to the families and told them that the feuding had to end. They may have listened to him. They trusted him, but the Montague’s or the Capulet’s never accepted the peace, until the death of the children, Romeo and Juliet. Friar did not do anything of that, so that is why he should be blamed for young lives of, Romeo and Juliet.
Also, Friar Laurence never knew that the letter would not get to Romeo. Secondly, Friar Laurence was the one who married them in the first place. He knew that they were forbidden to get married. He thought that if he married them, the drama and fighting between their families would stop. Friar Laurence states ¨in one respect I´ll assist be; For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households rancor to pure love¨(980) This is saying that not knowing what marrying Romeo and Juliet could cause, but he did it anyway.
In the play Romeo and Juliet Romeo is to blame for his and Juliet 's death. This is shown first in the play when Romeo kills Tyblalt, In the play Romeo says " Tybalt the reason i have to love thee doth much excuse the appertaing rage to such a greeting villain am i none" act three scene 1 lines 55-60. This causes Tybalt to become angry because he he doesn 't know that Romeo is married to Juliet. This shows Romeo at fault because he should not have been in such a loving mood towards someone who hates him ,and doesn 't yet know that they are related now. This is all pinned on Romeo and Juliet 's death because it causes a fight which the prince said would lead to death which shows that Romeo did not think out his actions.