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Romeo and Juliet essay

Nychelle Grayson
English 2
April 22, 2019
Who’s The Right Person to blame?
Dalai Lama once said, "As a human being, anger is a part of our mind. Irritation also part of our
mind. But you can do - anger come, go. Never keep in your sort of - your inner world, then create a lot of
suspicion, a lot of distrust, a lot of negative things, more worry". The suicides of the youngest heirs of
the two rivalry families in Verona, Juliet Capulet and Romeo Montague, has brought distraught on both
of the families. Both Romeo and Juliet went behind their parents back to marry the rival. Anger is what
drove the two to their deaths. Romeo having heard that Count Paris was to marry Juliet who was faking
her death, killed Paris for almost marrying her, and then poisoned himself because he thought Juliet was
dead. Juliet's death was driven by the death of Romeo's, grabbing a dagger and putting it through her
heart. In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Lord Capulet is responsible for the death of the
Out of all the characters, Lord Capulet stands to be the most at fault. Lord Capulet made Juliet
upset for not wanting to marry Count Paris. At first, Lord Capulet tells Paris that he doesn't want to rush
his daughter off into marriage, but he later tells Juliet that if she doesn't marry Paris, she will be
disowned from the Capulet family. Because Juliet made a plan with Friar Laurence so she didn't have to
marry Count Paris, Juliet lied to her father saying she would be willing to marry Count Paris. Friar
Laurence and Juliet's plan changed when Capulet changed the wedding dates. When the plans changed,
everything was rushed. Romeo came back on Thursday to see Juliet in a coffin, "dead". As a result, Lord
Capulet is responsible for the death of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet.
From a different perspective, Friar Laurence could be considered to blame. Without anyone
knowing, Friar Laurence married Romeo and Juliet in secret. Because they were married in secret, it was
very hard for Juliet to do a lot of things (like marry Paris) her family wanted her to do. So Juliet didn't
have to marry Paris, Friar gave her a magic potion that made it seem like Juliet was dead when really she
was sleeping. The potion that Friar gave Juliet cause chaos because everyone came to Juliet's room the
day of the wedding to see her laying there, motionless. Therefore, Friar Laurence could also be
responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet.
Despite differing opinions, Lord Capulet is more convincingly responsible for the tragedy. Lord
Capulet is more responsible for the deaths because everything suddenly fell apart after he announced
that Juliet didn't have a choice to get married to Count Paris. Lord Capulet's decisions broke the couple's
hearts. He had a negative impact on their relationship because he made an ultimatum for Juliet to either
marry Paris or be disowned from the family. These elements show that Lord Capulet is apathetic.