Who Was Responsible For Romeo And Juliet's Death Essay

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Romeo and Juliet: Who Was Responsible for Juliet’s Death? The play Romeo and Juliet, written by the famous writer William Shakespeare takes place in a beautiful city in Italy called Verona. In this play it is very clear that there is a family feud between the Montague and the Capulet family. This causes many problems later on between the two families which then lead to the unnecessary deaths of the two main characters who were hopelessly in love. Romeo, Lord and Lady Capulet and Friar Lawrence are all held responsible for the dramatic death of Juliet. Throughout the play there are many times where you can clearly see that Romeo is a big part of Juliet’s death. Firstly, Romeo would not stay away from Juliet at the ball and followed her home afterwards. When Romeo says ‟Shall I hear more, or shall I speak at this?” (2.2.37),…show more content…
To begin with, they had forced her to marry Paris whom she did not love or want to marry. It is shown when Lady Capulet says “what say you? Can you love the gentleman? This night you shall behold him at your feast.” (1.3.79-80).The fact that her parents were forcing her to do something she did not want to do made Juliet the very secretive girl she was. Also, the Capulet family was in a fight with the Montague family. You can clearly see this when it is said “by thee, old Capulet, and Montague, Have thrice disturb’d the quiet of our streets…” (1.1.88-89).This fight made it even harder for Juliet because her and Romeo were not allowed to be together. Lastly, Lord and Lady Capulet had far too much control over her and would not allow her to do anything she wanted “To go with Paris to Saint Peters church, or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither.” (3.5.154-155).The fact that her parents were doing this is what forced Juliet to lie to them about Romeo. The way that Juliet’s parents controlled her and treated her all led up to her
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