Essay On Friar Lawrence In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet a play written by William Shakespeare portrays the tragic love story of two starcrossed lovers. “Through a series of unfortunate circumstances, the two young lovers take their own lives. Although there is plenty at blame to go round, Friar Lawrence is the most responsible for Romeo and Juliet deaths because Friar Lawrence knows about the lotion and potions, he married them and kept it a secret and also his message was not delivered.

Though Juliet knew the dangers of taking the potions, she still took it. These potions that Friar Lawrence created could either be used for good or for bad. Friar Lawrence should have not trusted Juliet with a dangerous potions, she was an a emotional state and was vulnerable. The potion that
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Friar Lawrence comes up with this great idea to fake Juliet's death and for Romeo to be there when she wakes up. Well Friar Lawrence wrote a letter for Romeo to let him know the plan and being said Friar Lawrence sent Friar John to deliver this letter. Not telling Friar John how important the letter was could have made a little impact of the delivery. Have Friar John Known the importance he may have tried a little harder to get that letter to Romeo. Friar John got stuck on a lockdown which held up time they didn’t have to waste on the delivery being that Romeo had to get that letter as soon as possible. Friar John replies that he was unable to deliver the letter to Romeo because a quarantined house due to an outbreak of Plague. Friar Lawrence becomes upset realizing that if Romeo does not know about Juliet’s fasle death, there will be no one to retrieve her from the tombs when she awakes. So when Romeo found out about being Juliet being dead he freaked out not knowing that the death was faked.

Some people may argue that Romeo and Juliet was the cause of their own death because they were young and unstable. Romeo was impulsives which caused problems within himself.Also being that Juliet was unstable could have caused her her to hurt herself at any given time. So yes Romeo and Juliet could have been the cause of their own deaths because of the problems they had and
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