Blame For The Deaths Of Friar Lawrence In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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In the play Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, there was a tragic ending resulting in the deaths of the two main lovestruck characters, Romeo and Juliet. Every other character has a blame in their deaths. The character with the most blame, is Friar Lawrence because he married Romeo and Juliet secretly, gave Juliet a potion, and was a coward.

The first thing Friar Lawrence did that resulted in the deaths, was secretly marry Romeo and Juliet. Friar believes that marrying the two will end the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. "So smile the heavens upon this holy act/ that after hours with sorrow shall chide us not." (2.6.1-2) In this quote, Friar hopes that joining the two together in marriage will end the feuding. Although the feuding
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