Comparing Friar Lawrence To Blame For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet We often make impulsive decisions in the heat of the moment this is no different for the suicides of Romeo and Juliet in Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. In the play, Romeo is in love with a girl named Rosaline, but she wanted to be a nun and had no interest in him. He kept trying and trying to please her, but one night Mercuitio and Benvoilio make him go to a party, where to his surprise, he found a new girl named Juliet. Their families were both enemies and they knew it, yet they both fell in love and eventually died because of eachother. The deaths of Romeo and Juliet were ultimately caused by Romeo and Juliet themselves. Some people may think that Friar Lawrence was ultimately to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. They may think this because he is the one who marries them, made their escape plan, and gave Juliet the sleep potion. Also some people may also say he was crazy because he grew herbs as a hobby. Although these are true points, ultimately, if Romeo and Juliet had not of fallen in love in the first …show more content…

“Art thou not Romeo, and a Montague!” said Juliet. “Neither, fair maid if either thee dislike” Romeo responds (Act 2, Scene 2, 58-52). Romeo was in love with Juliet, and tried to hide the fact that their families were enemies so they could be together. “By whose direction foundst thou out this place?” Juliet asks. “By love, that first did prompt me to inquire.” says Romeo (Act 2, Scene 2, 78-80). Juliet is asking how he knew where to come and see her and is afraid of what her parents would do if they saw him. “O, wilt thou leave me so unsatisfied?” says Romeo to Juliet (Act 2, Scene 2, 125), as he is about to leave. He is pressuring her to give love to him before he leaves, to satisfy him. Romeo is doing all of these things to get Juliet to love him more and more, but also she has a part to do with their death

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