Friar Lawrence is responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet in William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Though the Friar is trying to help Romeo and Juliet, he is the catalyst of their destruction. Friar Lawrence’s hubris starts the chain reaction of tragic events for these “two star crossed lovers” (Prologue. 6). He then performs the marriage of Romeo and Juliet and even fabricates a foolish plan to keep them together when Juliet is forced to marry Paris.
Thus from my lips, by thine my sin is purged.[kisses her]” (Shakespeare 30). If Romeo had not kissed Juliet so soon or met her at the party, then they wouldn't have fallen in love with each other. Some people think its destiny, but it wasn't. “O’ Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?deny thy father and refuse thy name; or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and i'll no longer be a Capulet” (Shakespeare 37).
What he receives, however, is a new love blooming in his chest for Juliet. As the play unfolds, the audience watches in anticipation as Romeo and Juliet hide their affections from their respective families and try to become the runaway couple. Shakespeare establishes the theme of “Haste makes waste” by making many references to the path their future is heading down and the nature of their love. While Friar says and hints at many things about Romeo and Juliet’s love, a key phrase he says is, “These violent delights have violent ends/ And in their triumph die, like fire and powder”(Shakespeare 2.6.9-10).
Each and every day, people make sacrifices for their loved ones. Maybe they choose to get up earlier in order to do chores or miss an important meeting so that they would have time for each other. There is no greater example of sacrifices for loved ones than in Romeo and Juliet however, where Shakespeare explores two star-crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, who come from two families that have a deep hatred towards each other. The pair meet each other, secretly wed, and then in order to stay together, commit suicide out of despair and distress. Through Romeo and Juliet’s acts of defiance and sacrifice, Shakespeare proves that while hate has the power to destroy and kill, love is even more powerful as it has the power to transform.
Inevitability of fate The play “Romeo and Juliet” by William Harcourt Shakespeare Is about how fate is unavoidable, unchangeable and an unstoppable force. Shakespeare demonstrates this by the event of Romeo coming to the Masquerade Party, even though it was hosted by Lord Capulet. Fate in this story is trying to make Romeo and Juliet meet and marry each other.
In the prologue, it is said that “A pair of starcrossed lovers [will] take their lives” (Prologue, Line 6) so, no matter the events that occur, Romeo and Juliet will end up dead. Fate’s second appearance in the play is when their eyes met at the Capulet party and when they spoke for the first time. During the Palmers sonnet, both lovers were so passionately and the connection was so immediate that they had to be under the influence of fate. . In Act Three Scene One, Fate is foreshadowing the death of the two lovers. Immediately after he kills Tybalt in a duel, Romeo declares he is "fortune's fool" (A3S1 line 142).
Around 1594 Shakespeare wrote the romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet. This story has an intricate plot line; the two lovers prevail from rivaling families, after falling in love they marry and intend to run away to live together. From thereafter a series of actions taken by a number of the characters leads to their deaths. Despite the Nurse helping Juliet on numerous occasions, Friar Lawrence was at fault because he didn’t succeed in telling Romeo about the details of Juliet’s plan, created the plans that causes their deaths, and married the couple.
In William Shakespeares play "Romeo and Juliet" Romeo and Juliet get married the day after they meet. The reason for this marriage is not love. Instead, Romeo wants to marry Juliet because she is beautiful. Juliet wants to marry Romeo because she does not want to marry Paris. Unfortunately, this marriage is driven by ulterior motives.
In the beginning we saw Romeo in love with Rosaline and Shakespeare intentionally added that aspect of Romeos life in the beginning so we could see how easily he could “fall in love” with a new girl. This goes to show how we should not trust anything of what Romeo says he feels but Juliet falls on his every word because it is the better alternative to marrying Paris. Both Romeo and Juliet had acted impulsively with their feelings and selfishly with how they acted on them. They knew that their being together would be a hardship on themselves end others but they selfishly continued without thinking about the toll it would bring to the community. They planned to run away from the rest of the world and Juliet pretended to be dead only later for both of them to kill themselves.
With this quote, the teenage brain makes choices with consequences, look for new sensations, and seek out social and emotional information. During the second scene of Act II, Romeo and Juliet make the decision to marry each other hours after meeting at the Capulet party. Romeo seeks out Friar Lawrence to ask, “but this I pray, That thou consent to marry us today” (Shakespeare 410). Here Romeo is asking Friar Lawrence to marry them that same day, even though he and Juliet met the night before.
Choices in life can make a big difference. The wrong choices can be deadly. In “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, fate is a disease and Friar Lawrence is a person whose only means is to do good. Fate is used as an object because it chooses what we do in life. In the tragedy Romeo is “ fortune's fool”(lll, i, 133).