The Capulets are to Blame!
By: Elizabeth Bradley
Sunday, July 15th 1303 at 7:30pm
Tybalt is at Fault
ACT III , Scene 1
Tybalt Capulet to blame for the problems that occur for Romeo and Juliet. If Juliet's cousin Tybalt wouldn't have wanted to fight Romeo, he wouldn't have died, and Romeo wouldn't have been banished from Verona. Right before the fight Tybalt is taunting Romeo, and hates Romeo more than anything, so he wont stop taunting him until he fights back.
Tybalt says this to Romeo; "Romeo, the hate I bear thee can afford no better term than this, thou art a villain."
And Tybalt doesn't make anything better when Mercutio wants to fight him; "I am for you."
Tybalt keeps taunting Romeo while Romeo tries to tell him that he doesn't want to fight."Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries that thou hast done me; therefore turn and draw."
Tybalt is only assuring his own death with the fights he is getting into. Tybalt doesn't know that Romeo is married to his cousin, so he doesn't know what he is doing to Romeo or Juliet when he gets killed.
The Wedding day, Tybalt's death, and Mercutio's death
Monday, July 16th 1303 at 3:30pm
The Parents of Juliet are also to blame
Lady Capulet tells Juliet that she is to be married to Paris."The County Paris, as Saint Peter's Church, shall make thee there a joyful bride."
When Juliet refuses to marry Paris, her father, Lord Capulet, gets angry, and threatens to disown her. "I tell thee what: get thee to church o' Thursday, or never after look me in the face."
If Lord and Lady Capulet wouldn't have tried to force Juliet to marry Paris, then she wouldn't have gone to such extreme measures to make sure that she wouldn't get married. Juliet's parents do not realize that Juliet does not want to get married, and they do not know that she is already married to Romeo. Her mother thinks that Juliet is crying over Tybalt's death, but she is really crying over Romeo's banishment. Her mother then decides that to make Juliet feel better, she will get her married to Paris, and then she will be happy. When that doesn't work, she gets Lord Capulet, and he doesn't care about what Juliet wants and tells her to marry Paris, or be disowned. It is almost completely Lord and Lady Capulet's fault that Romeo and Juliet are dead.
The people to blame
Romeo and Juliet by Dire Straits
This song relates to Romeo and Juliet because it has many quotes that show their relationship and kind of just tells the whole story.
"A lovestruck Romeo, sings the streetside serenade
Laying everybody low with a love song that he made" Romeo falls in love with Juliet and is very happy about it, and is always being happy and joyful and makes everyone else happy with his own.
"Juliet says, Hey, it's Romeo, you nearly gave me a heart attack
He's underneath the window" When Juliet is in her balcony, she is just talking to herself, and then Romeo, who is listening to this whole thing, comes out from behind the bushes and scares her.
"Come up on different streets, they both were streets of shame
Both dirty, both mean, yes and the dream was just the same" They both come completely different families, and they are both bad. Both families are mean and rude and they don't like the way their families act.
"When you gonna realize, it was just that the time was wrong, Juliet?" This is just saying how maybe they both would have lived if they had timed their relationship better.
"He says something like, You and me, babe, how about it?" When Romeo first meets Juliet, he falls in love. Juliet knows that it is a bad idea, but she loves him too. Romeo convinces Juliet to marry him, pretty much saying, 'come on, you and me babe, lets do this.'
Gnomeo and Juliet
- Oh, Gnomeo, Gnomeo, are we really doomed to never see each other again? Why must you wear a blue hat? Why couldn't it be red like my father, or green like... like a leprechaun... or purple like, ummm, like some weird guy - I mean what's in a gnome? Because you are blue, my father sees red, and because I am red, I am feeling blue. Oh, at any rate that shouldn't be the thing to keep us apart, should it?