Essay On Friar Lawrence To Blame For Romeo And Juliet

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Have you ever made a decision that you thought was correct but it was wrong and affected everyone around you? In this book Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespare, Friar Laurence is the one to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet. He is the one who gave the poison to Juliet, he didn't make sure Romeo got the letter explaining him and Juliet's plan, and he did not try anything to help unite the two feuding families. Friar Laurence is the one to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet because he is the one who gave the poison to Juliet and he didn't communicate his plan to Romeo. Juliet was unsure whether the friar was being honest with her about the sleeping potion. She acts as herself is she indeed killing herself. “ What if it poison what's the friar subtly hath ministr’d to have me dead, lest in this marriage he should be dishonour’d”. If he didn't give her the sleeping potion Romeo wouldn't have killed himself. Juliet made a poor decision by taking the sleeping potion and not knowing if she would ever wake up. In addition Juliet should have made sure that Romeo received the letter…show more content…
He had a chance to unite their families by making their marriage public. He could have used his influence in the city as a church official to get the families to stop feuding, especially since the kids were now married. He decided to take the dishonest way which led to tragedy, such as saying she was dead but really wasn't.” Bid her devise some meanst to come to shrift. This afternoon; and there she shall at Friar Laurence’s cell be shriv’d and married. He is for the pains(act 2,scene 4). Since Juliet is “devising a means to come” to see Friar Laurence, it is clear that marriage is secret. All Friar Laurence had to do was tell the kids to be honest with their families because they were now married, and honesty was the best
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