Romeo And Juliet Who's To Blame Dbq

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“From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life…” (DBQ Romeo and Juliet Doc. A) Most know of the tragic story of “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare. Readers might find themselves assigning blame to the lovers’ untimely death. There are many to blame for the couple’s death in this story. A few major people being Friar Lawrence, the Montagues, the Capulets, and of course Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence played an important role in the young couple’s lives as well as their deaths. He agreed to marry them in hopes to form an alliance between the two feuding families. “ For this alliance may so happy prove, to turn your households’ rancor into pure love…” (DBQ Romeo and Juliet Who’s to Blame Doc. C) While doing this in secret seemed to be a good idea, most of the conflicts could have been …show more content…
A) The ongoing dispute between the Capulets and Montagues cause a lot of distress in the young couple’s life, for this is the reason they tried to keep their love secluded. Their parents’ did not understand what they were putting their children through. They failed to understand them. For example, Lady Capulet is incapable of talking to her daughter comfortably about marriage. “... - nurse, come back again…” Lord Capulet also fails to understand Juliet. He forces her to marry Paris even though she has not said whether or not she likes him, so at this point, even coming clean about Romeo would cause a lot of damage. Her father is quick to get a temper and yells and disgraces her. He tells her that if she does not marry Paris, he will disown her. “ … disobedient wretch! I tell thee what: get thee to church o’Thursday, or never after look me in the face…” (DBQ Romeo and Juliet Who’s to Blame Doc. D) If their parents’ made an effort to understand them and put their differences aside, then Romeo and Juliet could have remained happily