Essay Who Is Responsible For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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Tragic deaths- powerful, dreadful, and unfortunate, in many cases it comes in like a wrecking ball. William Shakespeare, author of Romeo and Juliet, tells a story of two star-crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. Set in Verona, Italy, this pair of ill-fated lovers cannot openly show their affection for each other because their families had been feuding for many generations past. Juliet’s nurse, Friar Lawrence, and Lord Capulet, are the three people most liable for the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Though not completely responsible, the nurse contributed more or less to the death of the misfortunate lovers. In the beginning of the play we see that the nurse is very supporting of Juliet’s relationship with Romeo, in fact bringing the couple together when Romeo was banished. However in Act Scene the Nurse tells Juliet she’s better off marrying paris. I think it best you marry with the county...Romeo’s a dish clout compared to him”. Had the nurse not betrayed Juliet, Juliet would have been able to make those important decisions with advice from her nurse rather than by herself. Despite the fact that his intentions were kind. Friar lawrence is also very liable for the deaths of both Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence ordained Romeo and Juliet’s wedding with the intention of bringing the family…show more content…
The Lord forced Juliet to marry paris, he then proceeded to threaten to disown her if she did not give her consent to marry him. “I tell thee what get thee to church o’ Thursday/ or never look me in the face” On top of the fact that Capulet forced his daughter he also moved up the wedding, stressing poor juliet out even more. The ongoing feud between contributed heavily to the deaths of the two teens, an aspect Capulet had total control over. Had he ended the feud years prior when he had the chance, Romeo and Juliet would not have had to sneak
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