In my opinion I think the most to blame is the Friar Lawrence. If he wasn’t involved in the play, then no bad would’ve happened in Romeo and Juliet. For example, the Friar is most responsible because even though Romeo and Juliet came up with the idea marriage, the Friar was the one who followed through with their idea. So first, he let them and married them. Second, he arranged Juliet’s fake death.
If he would have followed his gut instinct, I think he could have avoided what happened. If Romeo had not of killed Tybalt, he could have stayed in Verona, and not been banished to mantua. Since He was banished, Juliet was very upset. If he didn't kill him, she would not have to act dead to just see him, and if she would not of did that, Romeo would not have have thought she was dead and he would not have killed himself. Since he did that, Juliet wouldn't
This was mainly because of the Friar. If he didn’t marry them then Romeo and Juliet would probably still be alive. And if he hadn’t chosen to give Juliet the potion then Juliet wouldn’t have faked her death which wouldn’t have made Romeo kill himself and then Juliet kill herself. These unfortunate series of events could’ve have also been avoided if the Friar wasn’t so obsessed with trying to stop the feuding Montagues and Capulets. Him being so confident in himself was his downfall because even though he realized that marrying them was a bad decision, he still tried to fix things These events also help with the case of the Friar being more like a villain in this play.
This reason is that Lord Capulet's family has problems with Romeo's Family. If they never had problems then Juliet and Romeo would never killed there selves. I think they would have not committed suicide because Juliet could have simply told her father that she is in love with Romeo. But since they do have family feud if she told her father that he would have probably killed her. On the other hand when Romeo told his father about him marring Juliet his father wanted them to get married.
Some will argue that Romeo did not lead to his own downfall that instead Juliet is responsible for Romeo 's downfall. On the other hand, Juliet isn 't the guilty one because Romeo hadn 't taken the time to find out what truly had happened to Juliet and immediately decided to kill himself. According to Laurence Steinberg, “It doesn’t mean adolescents can’t make a rational decision or appreciate the difference between right and wrong,” he said. “It does mean, particularly when confronted with stressful or emotional decisions, they are more likely to act impulsively, on instinct, without fully understanding or analyzing the consequences of their actions” (Teens Brains Hold key to their Impulsiveness). Concluding, Romeo wasn’t sure about what the right decision was so he just did whatever the first thing that came to mind, thus proving how he was impulsive.
He was good at heart. We know this when he married Romeo and Juliet hoping that it would end the crisis of both of their families. And due to Lord Capulet making the wedding between Juliet and Paris so soon he had very little to work with when it came to making an effective plan. On top of that, the plan would have worked if he had just decided to send a different messenger such as
Romeo disagreed, and the friar gave in and married them anyway. He had good intentions, thinking it would bring the two feuding families to peace, but it does not turn out that way. Instead, it drifts the families even more apart, and even inside one family there is distance. The second reason the friar is at fault is because the plan he set up for Juliet to be with Romeo failed. The plan was to have Juliet take a death-stimulating potion to avoid marrying Paris.
This quote displays Friar Laurence’s devious nature because he had agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet, thinking that it would solve the rivalry between the two families even though it was against who he was, his morals, and his religion. In addition to him simply agreeing to marry the two, Friar Laurence
When it was the right time he humbly claims that he did lie about the treasure. He accepts that he should be punished for lying to them, but right now they should still trust him so they could together find and stop Everett’s wife from marrying someone else. This shows that he knows of his faults, but focused on the main goals. Everett lies, but he lies about something that does not harm others, but does it in a way so he can also benefit. His companions did not loss anything that they had instead they were freed from jail.
When Romeo is in initial shock he asks Balthasar if the Friar had sent him any letters, but as far as Romeo knows, he has not. Friar John didn’t let anyone in on the secret, even Romeo’s close friends. If it hadn’t been so urgent that the letter gets to Romeo, than Friar John could have notified some of Romeo’s friends, even had one or two go with him on his voyage instead of stopping to look for another friar. This is one small mistake that changes the plot of the play from one of a happily ever after to a tragic obliteration of two lovers’ happy
The person to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s death is Friar Laurence because he kept their secret and helped them be together. He was also the one who married them in hopes of ending the feud between the Capulets and Montagues. He also made many mistakes that caused his plan for Romeo and Juliet to go wrong. He trusted someone to deliver a note of great importance to Romeo, gave potion to Juliet, and he fled Juliet’s tomb instead of trying to help her. All of these mistakes would not have happened if Friar thought out his plan a little more.
Friar Lawrence finds out about Romeo and Juliet’s love for each other, but does not tell the two families about this. In addition to this, he married Romeo and Juliet quickly without thinking. He then comes up with the plan to pretend that Juliet was dead, so she can get out of marrying Paris. Friar Lawrence also takes the blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet in the end. There were many people who had caused Romeo and Juliet’s death, but Friar Lawrence had caused most of the problems Friar Lawrence finds out about Romeo and Juliet’s love for each other, but does not tell the two families about this.
Some people may think that Friar Laurence is ultimately to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths, but I have evidence proving that he should not be blamed for this tragedy. Friar Laurence gave Juliet the poison that put her in deep sleep only because she asked him for a solution. He did not want her to commit suicide, like she said she would, if he did not give her any other solutions. Friar clearly explained to Juliet what would happen to her and how she would appear to others if she took this poison, and she still wanted to take it. We should not blame Friar for giving Juliet what she asked for.
The Friar new it was a bad idea because he said, “But come, young waverer, come, go with me, In one respect I’ll thy assistant be…” This means that the friar will help Romeo with his secret wedding. Therefore the Friar Knew it was a bad idea, due to the fact that he called it a “secret” wedding. The Friar may have thought that he was just helping two young innocent lovers unite with each other in marriage, but what the only thing he did was make their lives more complicated. Just think about it, if the friar had never married Romeo and Juliet, it would have given
All in all these are some reasons for why to blame Romeo in the play Romeo and Juliet. Another reason to why he was the blame was because before you love Verona he went to Juliet 's house so he could take her virginity because they were married now. Lastly, it was Romeo 's fault because he could of waited to get married at a better age so they can both take responsibilities for their