Romeo and Juliet Essay

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Romeo and Juliet: Lovers Until Death do Us Part Capulet, the Nurse, and Tybalt are responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Capulet, Juliet’s father, indirectly causes their demise by forcing Juliet into marrying Paris and not respecting what she desires. Capulet does not allow Juliet to deny the marriage proposal between Paris and herself when her father tells her:
“Thursday is near. Lay hand on heart. Advise./ And you be mine I’ll give you to my friend;/ And you be not, hang! Beg! Starve! Die in the streets!/ For by my soul I’ll ne’er acknowledge thee,/ Nor what is mine shall never do thee good./ Trust to’t, bethink you. I’ll not be forsworn.” (3.5.190-195).
Capulet does not allow Juliet to deny the marriage and threatens to disown her if she does not go along with the marriage proposal completely disregarding how she feels in this situation. In addition, he is also not being respectful of Juliet’s decision, and even contradicts himself in Act I Scene 2 when Paris proposes to marry Juliet but he mentions that he would support whatever decision she decides to make. However, Capulet does not hold all the blame for the deaths of the two enigmatic lovers. The Nurse also holds blame for their deaths because she is responsible for taking care of Juliet and contributes to the death by secretly allowing the marriage of Romeo and Juliet backstabbing her later on in the play. The Nurse plays a motherly role towards Juliet. When she finds out about the love between Romeo and Juliet, she knows the consequences that will occur if either the Capulets or Montagues hear about this relationship. Yet The Nurse chooses to accept their love for each other by secretly allowing one another by telling Juliet, “There stays a husband to make them to marry you a wife./ Now comes the wanton blood up in your cheeks.” (2.5.68-69). The Nurse blatantly allows the two to marry each other under her own free will, even though she knows that when either family finds out about this, Juliet will pay a huge part of the fault. Later on, during a conflict between Juliet and her father. She supports the idea of Juliet marrying Paris when she tells her: “Romeo is banished, and all the world to nothing/ That he dares ne’er come back to challenge you./ Or if he do, it needs must be by stealth./ Then, since the case so stands as now it doth,/ I think it best you married with the County./ O, he’s a lovely gentleman./ Romeo’s a dishclout to him. An eagle madam,” (3.5.213-219).
Right after Juliet marries Romeo, The Nurse decides to backstab Juliet by bringing up the reoccurring topic about marrying Paris. This makes Juliet unable to trust The Nurse anymore due to her actions, and she decides to do things alone, without the help of The Nurse. This in turn contributes to the eventual demise of Romeo and Juliet. Finally, the last person who…