Romeo & Juliet

Who is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?


Juliet’s parents tried to force her to marry Paris; therefore, Juliet’s parents are more than likely responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Lord Capulet Basically gave Juliet away to Paris, without her consent which caused her to go behind her parents back and and marry Romeo. Juliet’s mother states in act 3 scene 4, “Mary, my child, early next Thursday morn, the gallet, young and noble gentleman, the country Paris, at Saint Peter’s Church. Shall happily make thee a joyful bride.” Juliet’s mother is explaining the process of how she needs to marry Paris. Juliet latter responds to her mother saying how she isn’t going to be happy with Paris and would much rather marry her “enemy” Romeo. Juliet’s father then explains in scene 3 act 4 that Juliet will marry Paris, or he will drag her there himself and goes on to say that she is basically trash. “Thursday next, to go with Paris to Saint Peter’s Church, or i will drag thee on a hurdle thither, out, you green-sickness carrion! out, you baggage!” This causes Juliet to feel pressured into marrying Paris and she feels the need to go behind her parents back and keep her love for romeo a secret. If they didn’t force her to marry Paris she wouldn’t have to keep it a secret and then she wouldn’t have a reason to kill herself.

The Notebook

The Movie

The movie the Notebook relates to to Romeo and Juliet because, in The Notebook Allie's (Rachael McAdams) mother doesn't approve of her being with Noah. When Allie moves from their summer home, Noah (Ryan Gosling) writes a letter a day for a whole year. When she starts receiving the letters in the mail her mother keeps them from her. Romeo and Juliet are both enemy's therefore if Juliet's parents knew that she loved Romeo they would not approve. In the movie Allie's mom is to blame by not giving her the letters to know he still loves her. In Romeo and Juliet both of Juliet's parents are to blame for letting the fude go on and not allowing Romeo and Juliet to be together. They both have their parents to blame for not letting them be with who they love but their love remains and they find a way back to each other. At the very end on The Notebook Allie and Noah bot die together kind of like Romeo and Juliet only they killed themselves for each other.

State of Grace by Taylor Swift

I think this song relates to Romeo and Juliet because it talks about pain and problems, and Romeo and Juliet go through a lot of that. "But this love is brave and wild," this relates to Romeo and Juliet because its saying that through everything their love is brave and it can concore anything. "And I never saw you coming," meaning that neither Romeo or Juliet saw each other in their future. "We learn to live with the pain," Romeo and Juliet wouldn't have to deal with all the pain and problems that they went through, if their parents didn't hate each other.