Who Is Lord Capulet Responsible For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet, the classic story of two star-crossed lovers whose love ended in tragedy. The well-known story of Romeo and Juliet starts as love at first, Romeo sees Juliet at the Capulet’s ball and is instantly in love. Juliet falls in love with Romeo, a Montague, but their love must be hidden due to their parent's feud. Their relationship takes a downward spiral after the death of Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt, who was killed by Romeo. After Romeo killed Tybalt he was banished which was the beginning of the end for Romeo and Juliet. Lord Capulet, the father of Juliet, one of the people culpable for Romeo and Juliet’s death. At the beginning of the story, Lord Capulet is seen as a respectful and caring man. When Romeo comes to his ball, …show more content…

After Tybalt’s death, Juliet was in a depressed state, not due to the death of her beloved cousin but because of Romeo’s banishment. Lord Capulet took this anguish as grief, believing Juliet was mourning the death of Tybalt. This belief caused him to allow Paris to take Juliet’s hand in marriage, he believed this would bring her joy and out of mourning. Juliet immediately refuses this saying, “Now, by Saint Peter’s Church, and Peter too,He shall not make me there a joyful bride!/ I wonder at this haste, that I must wed/ Ere he that should be husband comes to woo./ I pray you, tell my lord and father, madam,/ I will not marry yet, and when I do I swear/ It shall be Romeo, whom you know I hate,/ Rather than Paris. These are news indeed!”(3.5.121-128). Juliet did not want to marry Paris, she was in love with Romeo and was devastated by Romeo’s banishment. Juliet could not marry Paris because she was already married to Romeo and despite her many pleas Lord Capulet refused to back down. He threatened to disown Juliet if she did not marry Paris. He yells “ For, by my soul, I’ll ne’er acknowledge thee”(3.5.194). Lord Capulet’s refusal caused Juliet to take the potion making her presumably dead, which would later end in her and Romeo’s ill-timed …show more content…

This untrue because Friar Lawrence only wanted the best for Romeo and Juliet. Friar did everything in his power to preserve Romeo and Juliet’s relationship. He agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet even though he was fully aware of the Capulet-Montague feud. When Romeo comes asking for Friar Lawrence to marry him and Juliet, Friar Lawrence happily states, “For this alliance may so happy prove/ To turn your households' rancor to pure love” (2.3.98-99). He also gave Juliet the potion that would render her “dead” so she would not have to marry Paris, who she did not love. He gives Juliet the potion revealing that it “When presently through all thy veins shall run/ A cold and drowsy humor, for no pulse” (4.1.98-99). He gave this to Juliet in hopes to stop her marriage with Paris, so she can be happy with Romeo. Friar Lawrence wanted Romeo and Juliet to have the love they craved and deserved. He was there for Romeo through all the trials and tribulations and until the end looked out for the couple, but despite his many efforts, the couple

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