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.