Juliet and Romeo Dead

Who and why they were most at fault for their deaths.

The Guilty Person

In my opinion, Lord Capulet is most at fault for Romeo and Juliet's death because he is one of the main reasons that the Montague's and Capulet's are fighting, he is the one who threw the party that Romeo attended, and he forces Juliet to marry Paris.

Reason 1

First of all in the story Romeo and Juliet there is a massive rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues. At the head of these two houses are to leaders; Lord Capulet and Lord Montague. Shakespeare shows, ¨Give me my long sword, ho! My sword, I say! Old Montague is come and flourishes his blade in spite of me¨(1.1.77-79). This evidence shows that Lord Capulet is getting ready to fight because the Montagues are coming near him and the Capulets. This is a big sign that the Montagues and Capulets don't like each other.

Reason 2

During the beginning of the story Lord Capulet throws a party that only Capulets can attend. The Capulets notice that Romeo a Montague is in their presence but Lord Capulet exclaims, ¨Content thee gentle coz, He(Romeo) shall be endured!¨(1.5.81-80). This evidence shows that Lord Capulet allows Romeo to stay at the party. Romeo stays at the party falls in love with Juliet.

Reason 3

The third and final reason why Lord Capulet is the most at fault is because he forces Juliet to marry Paris. Lord Capulet shouts, ¨Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch! I tell thee what--get thee to church a' Thursday Or never after look me in the face¨(3.5.161-163). This quote is Lord Capulet telling Juliet that she better 'get to the church' and marry Paris. If Juliet refuses to, she could be banished.

Counter Argument.

Friar Laurence

A majority of people think that Friar Laurence is most at fault for Romeo and Juliet's deaths. But I highly disagree. Friar Laurence did marry Juliet, and he did make a plan to avoid Juliet marrying Paris. However, Friar Laurence was just doing his job for a fellow Montague when he married Romeo and Juliet. It's not his job to think about the consequences when he marries a couple. Finally if Lord Capulet wouldn't have made Juliet marry Paris, Friar Laurence wouldn't have had to come up with a big plan that gets Romeo and Juliet killed. These are the main reasons why I think that Lord Capulet is most at fault over any other character in the story.