Lord Capulet Responsible For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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What if the deaths in the play “Romeo and Juliet” play by William Shakespeare weren’t actually caused by Romeo and Juliet? There are many characters that had an influence on the deaths from behind the scenes. The complications that they made had effects that caused all hope of Romeo and Juliet’s relationship being successful to come crashing down.If that is the case then some of the other characters in the play are directly responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. It could even be someone from the family. If Romeo never knew about or got kicked out of the party then he never would’ve met Juliet in the first place. Tybalt wouldn’t have gotten mad and Juliet would have been okay with Paris marrying her. Lord Capulet is responsible for…show more content…
When Romeo is banished, Lord Capulet tells his daughter that she will marry County Paris. When Juliet says that she is grateful, but refuses, Capulet says “Hang thee young baggage! Disobedient wretch! I tell thee what: get thee to church o’Thursday, or never after look me in the face. Speak not. Reply not. Do not answer me. My fingers itch,-Wife, we scarce thought us blest that God had lent us but this only child, but now I see this one is one to much and that we have a curse in having her. Out on her, hilding!”(Act 3 Scene 5). Then he continues saying, “God’s bread! It makes me mad. Day, night, hour, tide, time, work, play, alone, in company, still my care hath been to have her matched. And having now provided a gentleman of noble parentage, of fair demesnes, youthful, and nobly trained, stuffed, as they say, with honorable parts, proportioned as one’s thought would wish a man-and then to have some wretched puling fool, a whining mammet, in her fortune’s tender, to answer “I’ll not wed,” “I cannot love,” “I am to young,” “I pray you pardon me.”-But, an you will not wed, I’ll pardon you. Graze where you will, you shall not house with me. Look to’t, think on’t, I do not use to jest. Thursday is near. Lay hand on heart, advise. An you be mine, I’ll give you to my friend. An you be not, hang, beg, starve,die in the streets, for, by my soul, I’ll ne’er acknowledge thee, nor what is mine…show more content…
When this was done Lord Capulet said “Send for the county. Go tell him of this. I’ll have this knot knit up tomorrow morning.”(Act 4 Scene 2) Lady Capulet tried to correct him when she said “No not till Thursday. There is time enough.”(Act 4 Scene 2). Lord Capulet refused to back down so that Juliet wouldn’t have time to change her mind by saying “Go, Nurse, go with her we’ll to church tomorrow.”(Act 4 Scene 2), and “Tush, I will stir about, and all things shall be well, I warrant thee, wife. Go thou to Juliet, help to deck up her. I’ll not to bed tonight. Let me be alone. I’ll play the house wife for this once.-What ho? They are all forth?-Well, I will walk myself to County Paris, to prepare him up against tomorrow. My heart is wondrous light since this same wayward girl is so reclaimed.”(Act 4 Scene 2). This rushed the plan by 24 hours which made it harder for the letter to get to Romeo on time, and caused Juliet to take the potion early. Then he had the funeral where the public could see her and think that she is dead when she really wasn’t so that Balthasar could think that she is dead and report to Romeo. This then led to Romeo getting the poison and using and then Juliet using a dagger because the one that she loved was
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