From there, she would wake up with Romeo at her bedside. Romeo would get news of this plan by letter, which Friar had his brother deliver .This plan worked as far as getting Juliet in the tomb, but soon fell to shambles when the message of this plan failed to reach Romeo. The couple’s death was subsequent when there was a prodigious misapprehension. “I could not send it… here it is again…” ( V.II.14). Because of this message not being delivered to Romeo, his kinsman saw Juliet “dead” being put into her tomb.
He instructs Juliet to drink the potion and Romeo will be with her after she awakes. However, Friar Laurence was far too impulsive, giving in to Juliet’s begging and giving her a possibly dangerous drug, which even Juliet herself doubted, thinking that maybe the Friar had “subtly hath ministered to have me dead” (4.3.26). to cover up his involvement in the marriage. There are far better ways to avoid marrying Paris and reuniting with Juliet. Also the Friar promised Juliet he would send a letter to Romeo telling him that he helped her fake her death, which he obviously failed to do.
Second, he arranged Juliet’s fake death. Third he didn’t get the note to Romeo fast enough. Friar Lawrence is the most to blame for the events that occur in Romeo and Juliet because, yes R&J came up with the idea of marriage, it was the friar that followed through with it, and married them. If the Friar had not agreed to marry them, then who knows what would have happened. They could have run away and gotten married somewhere else where they could have lived happy and in peace, or they could have just not gotten married and live completely different lives.
This is why they secretly ask Friar Laurence to marry them in secret. If Friar didn’t marry them it would of not started the chain reactions of events that occur next. The play ends with three tragic deaths; those including being Romeo and Juliet. Friar Laurence is mostly to blame for the tragic events in Romeo and Juliet, because of he did things in secret, not communicating clearly, and not executing his plans. The first reason why Friar Laurence is to blame is because he married Romeo and Juliet.
Because of Friar John, Romeo did not receive the letter telling him that Juliet was not actually dead. Since the Friar failed to complete his task, Romeo never knew and so he poisoned himself. “Unhappy fortune! By my brotherhood, The letter was not nice, but full of charge, Of dear import, and the neglecting it May do much danger.” (5.2.17-20) In this quote Friar Laurence explains to Friar John that he has brought danger to Romeo. This is evidence that Friar John, a minor character in the play, is partly responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet but Friar Laurence is still to blame for not taking the letter himself.
She feels distressed about Tybalt’s death but cannot charge her husband, Romeo, as a murder. She is torn between Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment but decides for Romeo. Romeo turns to Friar Lawrence and claims that being banished from Verona is far worse than being death. When Juliet’s nurse arrives and tells about Juliet’s sorrow, Romeo feels guilty and wants to commit suicide but Friar Lawrence stops him. Romeo and Juliet should be given their wedding night however as soon as dawn is creeping its way Romeo should leave for Mantua.
“Oh, I am a fortune's fool” (Shakespeare; Romeo and Juliet). This quote from The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet perfectly describes Romeo’s events of fate. Fate is the deciding factor of every decision and outcome that happens to a character. If the messenger with the invitation list did not cross paths with Romeo, Romeo never would have had the chance to read the list to the messenger, and the messenger never would have shown his gratitude by inviting him to the party. Yet another example of fate is when Friar John could not deliver the letter to Romeo stating the Juliet is not really dead.
He concocts the potion, but this in itself doesn’t contribute to their tragic end but it is fate, in that the letter he wrote never reaches Romeo in Mantua and so he doesn’t know of the Friar’s plan. The Friar is always giving council to Romeo and Juliet and is really only ever helping the two lovers. The only thing wrong he does is to marry Romeo and Juliet just a few days after they meet. This is not good because it is too hasty as he points out when he says, “These violent delights have violent ends.” That is who I believe caused the most
Without the Friar Romeo wouldn't have been pushed to marry Juliet, he most likely would've ended up finding another beautiful girl and fall in love. The Friar and the Nurse were the only people striving for them to be together, but they didn't think about the consequences. They pushed and fought for something that was never meant to be from the start. The Friar had the perfect plan but Friar John couldn't deliver the letter just for the mere fact that he had to go visit a sick friend, but that is Shakespeare for you. At the end of the book the Friar had confessed his plan to the prince.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a play in which two families who live in Verona hate each other for unknown reasons. Two star crossed lovers from opposite families end up falling in love with each other where their love ends in a tragic way. These four characters are a big part of Romeo and Juliet 's fate. The Nurse, Friar Laurence, Lord Capulet, and Tybalt all contributed to the play, their relationship, and the tragic ending. In the play Juliet was the daughter of Lord Capulet and Lady Capulet.