Who Is To Blame For The Death Of Romeo And Juliet Analysis

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Who is to Blame for the Death of Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare once said “These violent delights have violent ends, And in their triump die, like fire and powder, Which, as they kiss, consume”. This quote by William Shakespeare foreshadows the tragedy of two kids who took their life in The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet are forbidden to be together since their families do not get along. Romeo went to a party he was not supposed to go to and met Juliet and they fell in love. Juliet is at the age of marriage and her parents set her up to marry a kinsmen named Paris. Juliet goes behind their back and marries Romeo an enemy. A series of more unfortunate events take place and ultimately our two young lovers take their own lives. The question remains, who is the most to blame for the tragic deaths? Due to the forced marriage and his verbal abuse Lord Capulet shoulders most of the death for Romeo and Juliet. Lord Capulet is the one…show more content…
The morning after Romeo gets banished, Juliet kept telling her mom she was not going to marry Paris, her mom saw Lord Capulet coming and said “Here comes your father. Tell him so yourself,/ And see how he will take it at your hands” (II.V. 124-125). Her dad threatened to kick her out if Juliet did not comply to marry Paris. He said to her “an you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets”(III.V. 193) stating that he will throw her out and disown her. He also said “for by my soul i’ll ne’er acknowledge thee,/nor what is mine shall never do thee good (II.V. 194-195)” meaning if I see you I will try not to acknowledge that you are there. He also is implying that because Juliet is his daughter, she needs to follow the rules to protect their family's reputation. By Lord Capulet saying those things to Juliet he was verbally abusing her. This is why Lord Capulet is to blame for Romeo and Juliet taking their
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