Analysis Essay Who Is To Blame In Romeo And Juliet

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Who do you believe is to blame for all the tragedies in Romeo and Juliet? The story “Romeo and Juliet” written by William Shakespeare is about two young lovers, who both come from wealthy families that have a very long going feud. This tale takes places in the city of Verona, Italy and ends with the feud being settled by both lovers committing suicide. In this ancient feud, taking place between the lovers, the blame for the tragedies presented should be placed on their companion Friar Laurence. One can come to this conclusion because the friar married off the lovers without either of their parents knowing, and then when things got very deep and Juliet was about to be forced to marry Paris, the friar decides to give her a sleeping potion so she appears dead. While she was asleep he needed a message delivered to Romeo so he didn't think she was dead, but the message couldn't be delivered then told his messenger how important it was after he couldn't get it there. The friar was not successful in getting his message to Romeo, which then set off many more faults by the friar. The friar did not tell the other friar, Friar John, how important this letter was until it was too late and the message couldn't get to him. In Act 5 Scene 2 lines 17-20 Friar Laurence states, “Unhappy Fortune! By my Brotherhood, The letter was not nice, butt full…show more content…
He is to blame because he married off Romeo and Juliet without anyone knowing. Then when things got more serious and needed a letter delivered to Romeo, the friar forgot to inform the messenger of how important it was before he set off and it was already too late when he arrived back. Fate can’t be the reason for tragedy because there is too much evidence placing the blame on the friar. At the end of the story he even admits his mistakes. Because of the friar there was never a story of more woe than the tale of Romeo and
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