Who to Blame

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Have you ever wondered who was the real blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet death? In William Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet there is a struggle that they caused their own deaths, but in my opinion there is one more person. Therefore I think Lord Capulet is to blame for Romeo and Juliet's death because of the way he forced the whole situation of Juliet marrying somebody she didn't love.
Lord Capulet told Juliet who she was going to marry which was Paris. "Doth she not count her blest"(813). The quote explains Capulet saying it's a blessing to marry Paris and him only because I picked him out. "Get thee to Church a Thursday"(813). The quote explains how Lord Capulet set the date that Juliet is getting married. That date only and that day and time. "But fettle your fine joints gainst Thursday next to go with Paris to saint peters Church, or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither"(813). The quote explains how if Juliet doesn't go to Saint Peters church on Thursday morning he will drag her there.
Lord Capulet also tried to put a guilt trip on Juliet to marry Paris. "I tell thee what get thee to church a Thursday or never after look me in the face. Speak not, reply not, do not answer.(Page 813) The quote is explaining how if Juliet doesn't marry Paris she will never be allowed to talk to him ever again. "Hang thee, young baggage. Disobedient wretch!!" (813). Capulet is calling her awful names in hopes she changes her mind and know her wrong. "Unworthy as she is that I've have wrought so worthy a gentleman to be her bride"(813). Capulet is basically saying that Juliet is unworthy which is like waste of space and energy. He is saying why not marry perfection but try and marry imperfection.
Finally Lord Capulet gave Juliet the ultimate decision that she couldn't make. Juliet had to choose between her happiness or her father's happiness. So going against her…...

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