Romeo And Juliet Character Analysis

Good Essays
In the play Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, the three characters who are to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet are Friar Laurence, Lady Capulet, and Lord Capulet. The first character who is to blame is Friar Laurence. Friar Laurence made the star-crossed lovers to commit suicide. Friar Laurence was convincing Juliet to take the sleeping potion also known as the vial so on the night before the wedding of Juliet and Paris, she must take a sleeping potion that will make her appear to be dead; she will be laid to rest in the Capulet tomb, and Friar John will send a letter to Romeo in Mantua to help him retrieve her when she wakes up. (4.1.72-98) “If thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself… take thou vial… no warmth, no breath shall…show more content…
Lady Capulet, Juliet’s own mother was part of the star-crossed lover’s death. Lady Capulet has her hands full with Juliet. Lady Capulet does not make an effort to reach out her daughter now that she’s of an age to be married. But it’s obvious that Juliet’s closest bond is with the Nurse; Lady Capulet never even comes close to challenging that. As a result, Juliet's mother wasn’t supportive when Juliet needed her the most. Just when Juliet needs her mom’s support, Lady Capulet coldly ignores her daughter pleas to help her avoid marrying Paris. After Lord Capulet storms out, Juliet turns to her mother to soften her father’s punishment. Juliet begs her mom to delay the marriage. Lady Capulet responds, “Talk not to me, for I’ll not say a word… Do as thou wilt, for i have done with thee,” (3.5.214-215). It seems very likely that Lady Capulet herself had an arranged marriage with Juliet’s father, and it seems she went along with it obediently. Juliet did not have her mother’s support. Additionally, Juliet had fallen in love with Romeo and the two decided to get married. Lady Capulet, Juliet’s mother, was unaware of the secret marriage and also encouraged the feud between the Capulet’s and Montague’s, creating more tension in Romeo and Juliet’s secret marriage. Lady Capulet is pushing Juliet to marry Paris even though Juliet insists that she does not want to marry him. Alternatively of Lady Capulet listening to Juliet reason…show more content…
Romeo and Juliet’s death could be interpreted to be Lord Capulet’s fault, he insisted Juliet to marry Paris. Lord Capulet takes part of the duel, but he behaves more reservedly during his daughter’s party. Juliet is his prized possession. At first, he seems very reasonable. He does not want his only daughter to marry quickly. He advises Paris to win her heart. (1.2.13-19) “And too soon marrd are those early made.Earth hath swallowed all my hopes but she. She is hopeful lady of my earth. But woo her, gentle Paris, get her heart. My will to her consent is but a part. And she agreed, within her scope of choice, Lies my consent and fair according voice,” said Lord Capulet. He seems to be mellow at Juliet’s ball. Tybalt is ready to fight Romeo then and there, but Lord Capulet won’t let him. He says Romeo has a good reputation and argues that a fight will disturb their guests. Tybalt hold off until later, when he does try to engage Romeo. He kills Mercutio, who steps in to defend Romeo, and Romeo slays Tybalt. It seems that Tybalt’s death changes things for Lord Capulet. He is so entrenched in grief that he reverses his position of patience on Juliet’s marriage. He insists that she marry Paris in only a few days, Juliet is horrified. After all, she is already secretly married to Romeo. Lord Capulet just makes a lot of threats and seems to get angrier and angrier. (3.5.160-164) “Hang thee, young baggage! Disobedient wretch! I
Get Access