Most people see William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as a romantic love story of two teens who killed themselves for each other, but who is really to blame here? Friar Laurence is at fault for their deaths because he married Romeo and Juliet, did not have a good plan set up, and left Juliet alone in the tomb. One reason why Friar Laurence is at fault is because in Act Two, Scene Three, Romeo asks Friar Lawrence to marry him and Juliet secretly. Friar Lawrence told Romeo he had doubts because they had just met, also, Romeo had just been so in love with Rosaline the day before, and should wait. Romeo disagreed, and the friar gave in and married them anyway.
Initially, Friar Lawrence shows his intentions weren't truly for Romeo and Juliet when he decided to marry the two lovers, urged by the strong motivation to end the feud between the Montagues and Capulets. Friar Lawrence wasn't exactly cautious or completely objective in marrying Romeo and Juliet when Romeo had first approached the friar in his cell. Friar Lawrence was doubtful of Romeo's feelings
Friar Lawrence agrees to do so because he believes that their love may turn the two families hatred for each other into love. He says that " 'For this alliance so happy prove/ To turn your households ' rancor to pure love '". After Romeo kills Tybalt he is sentenced to banishment. He knows Juliet is hurting from this and threatens to hurt himself, to which Friar Lawrence tells him to stop and be rational. Had he let Romeo go on, the story could have ended right then.
Imagine a trusted counselor who betrays others by giving terrible advice. In Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, a similar situation occurs among Friar Lawrence, Romeo, and Juliet. The opposition believes that Friar Lawrence would not be responsible and it would be Romeo and Juliet’s fault due to do the several years of the hatred toward the two families. After analyzing all the information, it is Friar Lawrence’s fault for the death and Romeo and Juliet because the Friar constantly left out valuable information that he is supposed to tell Romeo or Juliet. At one point in the play, the Friar decides to turn a simple plan into something complicated that results in both Romeo and Juliet dying.
He was trained to be kind, responsible, and believe in humility, but one of the Friar’s biggest issues was his ego and his lack of following through. He thought that he was the only person smart enough to make peace between the two feuding houses. He thought that marrying Romeo and Juliet would automatically make peace and when it didn't, he makes up a plan that could had fixed the families and saved their children if he had executed it correctly. He was so pleased that he made a plan that seemed infallible, he sent away a letter to Romeo explaining his idea and not to worry if you hear about juliet dying because she is just under a sleeping potion, But He did say of the urgency of the letter to the deliver and it doesn't get sent in time. Meanwhile Juliet is alone in a tomb with nobody watching her, The Friar should had been there making sure she was safe.
The end of this story isn’t pretty, so whose fault was it? Friar Lawrence is the character most to blame for the tragic events in Romeo and Juliet because he was the character who assisted throughout the entire situation that Romeo and Juliet had. He agreed to marry the young lovers even though he was aware that their families were feuding, and he aided in Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet is a story of hasty decisions. The young couple must quickly decide to get married, how to act after Romeo is exiled, and whether or not to take their own lives. Many of these decisions are made under the guidance of the children’s mentors, Friar Laurence and the Nurse. Throughout this tragedy, Friar Laurence and the Nurse are the only adults that Romeo and Juliet seem to feel that they can trust and are in turn some of the main people that influence the outcome of the play. The Nurse and Friar Laurence play very similar roles, both in the play and the lives of the children, but the ways in which they advise and influence the children include more differences.
Firstly, Friar Laurence married Romeo and Juliet knowing that their families hated each other and that it could end very poorly (Shakespeare 944-45). Friar knew this was a bad idea, but he continued with it and married the two. However, if he did not do this he would never be in trouble and Romeo and Juliet would then have to get married the ordinary way, thus, letting both families know. Next Friar decides to give Juliet a vial which will put her in a death-like state and sends a letter to Romeo about the plan, but it does not get to him (Shakespeare 993-1012). If Friar Laurence did not give Juliet the vial, Romeo would not kill himself because he thinks Juliet is dead.
Every day, people make rash decisions. These rash decisions bring about many unfortunate events, but rarely death. Because of Friar Lawrence’s immensely important role in Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence’s rash decisions bring about many unfortunate events. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence causes Romeo and Juliet to die a tragic death because of Friar Lawrence’s rashness and lack of good judgement. Friar Lawrence is primarily responsible for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet because of his rash choice to marry the two teenagers.
A second quote from the book that shows it was Friar Laurence 's fault that Romeo and Juliet are dead was when Romeo asked, "Hast thou no letters from the Friar? ", and Balthasar responded with, "No, my good lord" (5. 1. 31). After this conversation Romeo thought Juliet was truly