Who Is to Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet?

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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." Lady Capulet does not stand up for Juliet when Lord Capulet degrades her. "Talk not to me, for I'll not speak a word. Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee." The next who sends Juliet to her death with good intentions is Friar Lawrence. He is to blame for the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he is the one with the plan that ends up killing both Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence is a holy man so he would not intentionally wish to kill Romeo and Juliet. He wants to see Romeo and Juliet happy so he has to make a plan. The plan sounds good at first, but when the slightest mistake happens the plan ends in devastation. I think the Friar acts foolishly because, firstly, he is the one who marries Romeo and Juliet. Since Romeo and Juliet are two children who were married at a young age, it made them unable to make considered decisions. Friar Lawrence's other foolish action is giving Juliet a potion that will put her into a death-like sleep "Take thou this vial, being then in bed, And this distilling liquor drink thou off," He does send a message to Romeo, but it dosnt reach Romeo. The Friar helps Juliet fake her death and fool her parents. Although the Friar's intentions were good, the end resulted badly because he thought that if Romeo and Juliet were married, it might help to reunite the two families. "Till holy church incorporate two in one." The Nurse is
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