The Capulet Family Is To Blame For Romeo And Juliet Essay

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Romeo and Juliet; everyone has heard about Shakespeare’s famous tragedy. When looking at the story of the star- crossed lovers, the question arises; who is to blame for their death? It’s not easy to answer because there are many fActors that would eventually allude to their demise. One could argue that fate or family are to blame. But I believe that the Capulet family is most to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because they didn’t listen to Juliet, separated the lovers indefinitely, and caused the failure of the friar’s plan.
To begin, Lord and Lady Capulet didn’t listen to Juliet’s request to marry freely (or marry at all). They refused to allow Juliet to choose a husband, and only because Paris was of royal descent. This is evident in Act 1, Scene 2, “My will to her consent is but a part.” Juliet expressed her feeling against marriage in Document B. forced her to marry Paris against her will. Lord Capulet even punished her for questioning his reasoning. In Document D, he says, “I will drag thee on a hurdle thither… or never after look me in the face.” If this event hadn’t happened, Juliet would have been able to (at least) convince her father to allow her to marry Romeo. Capulet would have likely said yes, judging by is approval of Romeo in Act 1, Scene 5.
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In Act 3, Tybalt threatened to kill Romeo. Because of this, no matter what Romeo did, he would eventually be separated from Juliet. As a result from refusal, Mercutio was killed. Romeo had no choice. If he was killed by Tybalt, juliet would surely kill herself, as evident in her dialogue with the friar in Act 4, Scene 1. If Romeo killed Tybalt, he would either be killed or exiled, either way, Juliet would be separated from Romeo, eventually killing her. Tybalt, a loyal Capulet, caused the separation of Romeo and Juliet. This separation would be a big factor in the deaths of the

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