Romeo and Juliet fell in love and got married because of Romeo, knowing that their families would not accept the relationship, and that it may fuel the feud. In fact, deaths were caused by such unwise decisions taken by Romeo. There are many examples throughout the William Shakespeare 's tragedy Romeo and Juliet that illustrate the point that Romeo 's unwise choices lead to the six deaths in the play. Romeo is feeling melancholic because he is in love with a chist. He refuses to get over the one way relationship, so his cousin Benvolio helps him think through his thoughts.
In Shakespeare’s, “Romeo and Juliet” Friar Laurence is to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths because he is devious and has a poor planning ability. Friar Laurence is to blame because of his devious and secretive nature. First, Friar Laurence agrees to perform a forbidden marriage without Romeo and Juliet’s family’s approval. Friar Laurence states, “In one respect, I’ll thy assistant to be; For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your household’s rancor to pure love” (Shakespeare 1031). This quote displays Friar Laurence’s devious nature because he had agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet, thinking that it would solve the rivalry between the two families even though it was against who he was, his morals, and his religion.
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.
In my opinion I think the most to blame is the Friar Lawrence. If he wasn’t involved in the play, then no bad would’ve happened in Romeo and Juliet. For example, the Friar is most responsible because even though Romeo and Juliet came up with the idea marriage, the Friar was the one who followed through with their idea. So first, he let them and married them. Second, he arranged Juliet’s fake death.
In the tomb he says, “Stay not to question, for the watch is coming; come, go, good Juliet. I dare not stay longer.”(5.3.158-159). Instead of staying with her, he was afraid of the consequence if he was caught there, so he fled and soon after he fled Juliet sacrificed herself to be with Romeo. If Friar Lawrence had stayed with Juliet and not have been scared over the consequence, Juliet could have
When Romeo came in to ask Friar to marry him the Friar says that Romeo saw him previously saying that he couldn’t live without Rosaline. Then he instantly thinks that marrying a Montague to a Capulet would end the feud. This decision affects most of the outcome in this play. “To turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” Now the feuding families eventually stopped but only because Romeo and Juliet died. This was mainly because of the Friar.
In the famous play Romeo and Juliet, many are to blame for the death of the star-crossed lovers. But not as much as Friar John, the one responsible for delivering a message to Romeo. If not for him stopping to help an ill civilian, then Romeo would have gotten the message and wouldn’t buy the poison to end his life. Friar John is sent by Friar Lawrence to give Romeo the message saying that Juliet is alive and well and that they plan to get them together. That plan is stopped when Friar John goes to look for another Friar to accompany him to his voyage to Mantua.
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!
For being banished is just as good as death. The banishment places an invisible wall between Romeo and Juliet meeting again. It also shows the reality to Juliet that she could just leave him but she didn’t. Even when her father had scheduled the marriage with Paris. Juliet found a way to fake her death to get out of the marriage.
Friar Laurence is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet for three reasons. First, he never should have agreed to marry them in the first place. He did so because of his idea that their marriage might mark the end of the bitter feud between the Montagues and Capulets. The part of his plan which was missing, however, was how the couple would ultimately announce that marriage. Although his heart was certainly in the right place, his decision ignored the possibility that several things could go wrong.
By allowing Romeo’s persuasive words and undying passion for Juliet to persuade him to go along with the wedding, he put them both in a risky situation which led to their demise. Even though both Romeo and Friar hoped for a happy ending with the Montagues and Capulets, it did not end up that way. Despite their good intentions, both characters contributed to the deaths in this tragic play. All of the mistakes made prove enemies can never be
“If, rather than to marry County Paris,/Thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself,/Then is it likely thou wilt undertake/ A thing like death himself to ‘scape from it;/And, if thou darest, I’ll give thee remedy”(IV.i.71-76). He tells Juliet that if she takes the potion then it will get her out of marrying Paris. Before Juliet takes the potion, she thinks that that Friar Lawrence might be poisoning her “What if it be poison, which the Friar/ Subtly hath minister’d to have me dead” (IV.iii.24-25). Their plan could have worked if Friar Lawrence made sure that the letter got to Romeo in time. In the end, Friar Lawrence takes the blame for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths, “ I am the greatest, able to do least,/ Yet most suspected, as the time and place/ Doth make against me, of this direful murder;/And here I stand, both to impeach and purge/ Myself condemned and myself excused.” (V.iii.223-227).
“These violent delights have violent ends.” (II, vi, 9). However, he does not take his own words into good use as the friar, unexpectedly, makes a plan to fake Juliet’s death to prevent her from marrying Paris. Friar Lawrence gives the potion to Juliet without a second thought. Yet, Juliet thinks of possible weakness in the friar’s plan and potion. “What if this mixture does work at all?” (IV, iv, 21) “How if when I am laid into the tomb, I wake before the time that Romeo come to redeem me?
As mine on hers, so hers is set on mine, And all combined, save what thou must combine By holy marriage,” (3.2.61-65). Despite the Friar’s warnings, Romeo still went along with the marriage. Some may think that Friar Lawrence is a bigger part of Romeo and Juliet’s deaths than Romeo is because the Friar would rather end the Montague- Capulet feud than keep the two lovers together. All in all his plans to end the feud with Juliet drinking the poison fails with Romeo and Juliet dying. This argument doesn’t consider how sad the Friar was when he found out about the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
After the two of them, do die, the Friar haves so his plan is never found out. Friar Lawrence, being a man of God, could have gone to the families and told them that the feuding had to end. They may have listened to him. They trusted him, but the Montague’s or the Capulet’s never accepted the peace, until the death of the children, Romeo and Juliet. Friar did not do anything of that, so that is why he should be blamed for young lives of, Romeo and Juliet.