It is also shown during the balcony scene when she agrees to marry Romeo after knowing him only a day and she is not even sure herself that Romeo wants to marry her. After his marriage she is told by her nurse she is to marry Paris. Thinking that her only option was to die or hear a plan presented by Friar Lawrence to get her out of a second marriage. Romeo fell in love very easily (Rosaline.) When he first met Juliet, he seemed to have forgotten about Rosaline Thinking Juliet was dead, Romeo thought that his only option was to take his life out of grief for Juliet.
Occurring at the beginning of Act IV, Juliet had been forced to marry Paris, a suitor, by her father. Capulet, however, does not know that she is married to Romeo, therefore causing her to sin if married again. She became upset, and ran to Friar Laurence, believing that he could help her. Since no solution the Friar had given her could help her to get back to Romeo, she stated “‘Twixt my extremes and me this bloody knife shall play the umpire” (IV. i.
Friar Lawrence, in this play, helps Romeo to fulfill his desires of marrying Juliet and always has good intentions for Romeo. In the second act, Romeo was in a hurry to marry Juliet, and he pleads with the Friar to conduct their marriage as Romeo was in "haste". Friar Lawrence agrees to this plea, in the hope that the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues would end and that the marriage will bring the families to make peace with each other. However, his intentions are destroyed when Romeo and Juliet commit suicide for each other and die because of their sworn love for each other. This is because in the play, Juliet refused to marry Paris and so the Friar offers his help again and gives her a special potion that makes her appear dead.
Who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Firstly, I would blame Lord Capulet as he causes his own daughter's death by forcing Juliet to marry Paris only a few days after her cousin, Tybalt's, death. Juliet protests this marriage because she alone knows that she and Romeo have been secretly married. However, Lord Capulet refuses to listen to anything she has to say and threatens to throw her out of the house and out onto the streets. "And you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets."
Lord Capulet essentially endorsed Juliet’s relationship with Romeo without even knowing it. The quarrel between the families caused them to lose their progenies. The deaths of beloved Romeo and Juliet were due to the, “Capulet[‘s and] Montague[‘s], [...] hate, that Heaven [found] means to kill [their] joys with love!” (V.3.315-317) The dispute between the Capulet’s and the Montague’s made Romeo and Juliet’s love less achievable; their love was quite tenacious that they killed themselves to be together. In an acute argument between Juliet and her father, Lord Capulet demanded that she was to, “go with Paris to Saint Peter’s Church or [he would] drag [Juliet] on a hurdle thither” (III.5.173-174). Lord Capulet was in dismay when Juliet repudiated marrying Paris, that she only longed for true love.
Lady Capulet did not know about Juliet’s marriage because she never had a close relationship with her daughter. She also encouraged the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues, creating more tension in Romeo and Juliet’s secret marriage. It is because of these three reasons that Lady Capulet is to blame for the tragedy. Lady Capulet is pushing Juliet to marry Paris even though Juliet insists that she does not want to marry him. Instead of Lady Capulet listening to Juliet’s reason for refusal or talking to her, she tells the troubled teen that she must accept the marriage proposal because it is what she wants from Juliet.
Friar Laurence knows that Romeo and Juliet have feelings for each other. Friar Laurence is even the man that was willing to marry Romeo and Juliet. While Romeo and Friar Laurence were waiting for Juliet on the altar, Friar Laurence tells Romeo,“These violent delights have a violent ends/ And in their triumph die.” (2.5.9-10) Friar Laurence knows that their marriage will bring about consequences, and he still chose to marry them. If Friar Laurence didn’t marry Romeo and Juliet, their deaths wouldn’t have occurred. After Romeo is banished from Verona, Friar Laurence helps Juliet come up with a plan for her not to marry Paris.
They hardly knew each other why didn’t they says I can’t be with him/her, I have to get over him/her. It was a chose they made. They chose to go the Friar to ask to be wed. No one pushed them into the marriage. Why didn’t Romeo beg Juliets father for her hand? If they haven’t of been married would they still have killed themselves?
After falling in love with each other and kissing they both find out their love is forbidden due to the fact their families are enemies, so in order to stay together they risked everything and got married by Friar Lawrence. And as things were getting better everything was ruined after Juliet’s cousin Tybalt gets into a fight with Mercutio and kills him filling Romeo up with rage and he killed Tybalt which got him banished. So as Juliet finds out the news she fakes her death to escape from marrying Paris but nobody told Romeo this. He poisons himself and dies next to Juliet who so happened to awake after he dies and affected by Romeo not waking up, she stabs herself next to him. They died together in each other’s arms and the parents after finding out the secret love decide to make peace although they lost their only kids.
Year 10 Coursework Assignment - Romeo and Juliet “In Act 3 Scene 5, Lord and Lady Capulet insist that Juliet must marry Paris not knowing that she is already married to Romeo. How does Shakespeare make us feel increasingly sympathetic towards Juliet in this scene?” Romeo and Juliet, blinded by their passionate young love, could not have imagined the gravity of their decision to get married. The relationship, initiated in secrecy would be confronted by constant challenges and troubles. Each being a member of enemy families, fighting over an “ancient grudge”, their marriage could’ve never been accepted or publicly announced as they’d both dishonour their families and consequently lose their lives. In the scene following their marriage, we feel increasingly sympathetic towards Juliet as she faces Lord and Lady Capulet, who are insisting in marrying her to Paris “early next Thursday”.