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Examples Of Friar Lawrence Responsible In Romeo And Juliet

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Good decisions. Responsibility. Good advice. These words describe the traits that Friar Laurence lacked. Throughout the story, the Friar made bad decisions, was irresponsible, and gave bad advice. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he made unwise decisions and he is irresponsible. First, Friar Laurence is to blame because he made unwise decisions throughout the play. For example, when Romeo went to talk to the Friar about his new love, he offered a solution that was rushed and would never work. He says, “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor to pure love”(Shakespeare 1031). This quote shows that…show more content…
For instance, the Friar did not do something he promised Juliet he would do. In a conversation with Friar John, it says, “Who bare my letter, then, to Romeo? I could not send it-here it is again” (Shakespeare 1090). This quote shows that the Friar is irresponsible because he didn’t do as he promised. Instead of delivering the letter to Romeo, he gave it off, so he was not sure if it would be delivered. Since the letter did not get delivered to Romeo, Friar Laurence is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Furthermore, Friar Laurence is to blame because he did not do something he promised to the newly-married couple. He says, “...til we can find a time to blaze your marriage, reconcile your friends, beg pardon of the prince, and call thee back” (Shakespeare 1060). This quote shows Friar had promised to bring forth their marriage after the public had calmed down about the deaths in the brawl Romeo was in. The Friar is irresponsible because he never did this. Instead, he forgot all about this and made other irresponsible decisions. Therefore, Friar Laurence is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he was
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