Blaming Friar Lawrence In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Blaming Friar Lawrence Wouldn’t you just love to blame somebody for all the tragedy in your life? In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet you can blame somebody, and that is Friar Lawrence. Many things were variables that added up to this tragedy, but in each variable the friar had at least a small tie to it. It is because of Friar lawrence that Romeo and Juliet meet their fatal death. Friar Lawrence advised Romeo and Juliet to get married despite the ongoing feud between their families. Out of pure selfishness the Friar married them because in his mind if he could bring the two houses together, he would be considered a hero. The Friar not once considered what may happen if his plan were to backfire and do the opposite. “For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (Shakespeare 411). The friar marrying Romeo and Juliet was the first step into the domino affect of their…show more content…
She was in a time of need she awoke to her dead husband, but the Friar was there he could have helped her through this time of need. Instead he heard a noise it spooked him and out of selfishness he left her. Juliet devastated killed herself there on the spot. “But then a noise did scare me from the tomb, and she, too desperate, would not go with me” (Shakespeare 477). The Friar left the two to their fatal fate.
Some could argue that it was not the Friars fault that he never intentionally meant for any of these bad things to happen, things just didn’t work in his favor. The only alternative person who could be to blamed is Tybalt. Tybalt could be blamed because if he wasn't filled with so much anger, Mercutio may never had died therefore Romeo wouldn’t end up being banished. “Patience perforce with willful choler meeting makes my flesh tremble in their different greetings” (Shakespeare 394). This quote is just one example of how angry Tybalt
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