The Death's of Romeo and Juliet
Juliet’s parents are to blame for their daughter’s death and Romeo’s too. Juliet knew she would be disowned and shunned by her parents if she were to tell them that she loved Romeo and they forced her into marrying Paris. Juliet couldn’t be honest with her parents because she knew that she would be in deep trouble for liking a Montague. Juliet first found out about Romeo from Nurse at Capulet’s party. Nurse came and told her: “His name is Romeo, and a Montague; The only son of your great enemy” (1.5.95-96). Juliet knew from the beginning that any type of Montague is the enemy of her parents and the Capulets in general and if they found out about Romeo and her being together they would get raise havoc. Then, even if Juliet told her parents about her and Romeo, they wouldn’t care what she wanted. Their choice would’ve been for her to marry Paris. Capulet, Juliet’s father had told her when she refused to be with anyone else: “But fettle your fine joints ‘gainst Thursday next, to go with Paris to Saint Peter’s Church, or i will drag thee on a hurdle thither” (3.5.153-155). He’s forcing her to marry Paris against her will. So she’s going to find a way out of that, resulting in faking her death and then to her real death. If the Capulets wouldn’t have been so hard on Juliet, she wouldn’t have resulted to anything terrible and needing to find a way out of the marriage with Paris.
Strictness is the Fault
Love Story by Taylor Swift
Line 2: "We keep quiet cause we're dead if they knew"(Taylor Swift 1.33).
Line 3: "Romeo save me, they try to tell my how to feel"(Taylor Swift 2.17).
These lyrics explain why Juliet's parents are to blame for Romeo and Juliet's death. Just like in the first line, Juliet's dad didn't want her messing around with or even talking to a Montague. Juliet knew like in line 2 that if she and Romeo were caught together or seen together then she would be punished or shunned for being with a Montague. Juliet's dad, Capulet, didn't care who Juliet wanted to marry. He was going to pick who he thought was the best choice for her. She complained that she didn't want to marry Paris but, he didn't care. Line 3 shows that her parent's didn't bother with how she felt and how they tried to set her life up the way they wanted it to be. These three lines all have to do with how strict Juliet's parents are and how Juliet knows what the consequences are if she is caught with Romeo.
You being banished makes my daughter so upset.
She needs to marry one of us, a fellow Capulet.
She'll never want to marry Paris, but wait and see,
She won't marry you, how much you want to bet.
I'm the one to make her choices, not you
You can't change my mind, no matter what you do.
Don't forget, I run this family
Mess with us again and you'll pull your hammy.