Why Is Lord Capulet Responsible For Romeo And Juliet's Death

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Romeo and Juliet is a novel written by Shakespeare. Romeo and Juliet are two star crossed lovers. Romeo gets banished because of his killing behavior. Juliet is very depressed because of his behavior and killing, Lord Capulet decides that it would be a good idea for Juliet to marry Paris. Juliet doesn’t want to marry him because she is already married to Romeo, so she and the Friar devise a plan to let Romeo and Juliet live happily ever after. This plan is for Juliet to drink a potion which simulates death so that she will be buried in the family tomb where Romeo can come and visit her. This plan works, Romeo is in the tomb waiting for Juliet to wake up, but someone is coming and Juliet hasn’t woke up yet, so Romeo drinks poison and dies.…show more content…
The first event that would make Lord Capulet responsible is, Juliet was put in a very bad position because of Lord Capulets threats. She decided that she had to fake her death to get out of the marriage with Paris. This would benefit Juliet greatly because she would get out of town and she could live her own life with Romeo. “Hold, then. Go home, be merry, give consent to marry Paris. Wednesday is tomorrow. Tomorrow night look that thou lie alone; Let not the nurse lie with thee in thy chamber. Take thou this vial, being then in bed, And this distilling liquor drink thou off; when presently through all thy veins shall run A cold and drowsy humor; for no pulse” (Shakespeare 778). Another significant grudge that Lord Capulet held was against the Montagues, this meant that Romeo and Juliet had to be together in secret, this would end up leading to both of their deaths. “Two households, both alike in dignity, IN fair Verona, where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes. A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life; whose misadventur’d piteous overthrows. Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife? The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love, and the continuance of their parents’ rage” (Shakespeare
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