Romeo and Juliet
Lord Capulet guilty or not?
Although most people may believe that Friar Laurence is to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet, Lord Capulet should actually be the one who is blamed. At the party Tybalt tols Lord Capulet that Romeo was there, but he would not kick him out. He said, “Content thee, gentle coz, let him alone; he bears him like a portly gentleman…” (Act:1 Scene:5). If Lord Capulet would have kicked Romeo out of the party, then Romeo and Juliet probably wouldn't have never had the opportunity to meet. Then they would have never had fallen in love and never got married. Another reason why Lord Capulet should be blamed for their deaths is that he forced Juliet to marry Paris. He told Juliet, “To go with Paris to Saint Peter’s Church, or I will drag thee on a hurdle thither” (Act:3 Scene:5). This shows that he should be blamed for the deaths because If Lord Capulet wouldn’t have told Juliet that she had to marry Paris then she wouldn’t be desperate enough to need to kill herself.