The play `Romeo and Juliet´, by William Shakespeare, two lovers come together and fall deeply in love. Unfortunately, their love comes to an end because of a persistent feud between their families. Although there are several people in this play that contributed to Romeo and Juliet's death, Friar Laurence is the person most to blame for their deaths. There are many aspects that caused the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, one bad decision that Friar Laurence makes is married Romeo and Juliet too quickly, without thinking of what would happen. Thus, Friar Laurence should have made sure Romeo should have known the plan before poisoning Juliet.
Most people see William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as a romantic love story of two teens who killed themselves for each other, but who is really to blame here? Friar Laurence is at fault for their deaths because he married Romeo and Juliet, did not have a good plan set up, and left Juliet alone in the tomb. One reason why Friar Laurence is at fault is because in Act Two, Scene Three, Romeo asks Friar Lawrence to marry him and Juliet secretly. Friar Lawrence told Romeo he had doubts because they had just met, also, Romeo had just been so in love with Rosaline the day before, and should wait. Romeo disagreed, and the friar gave in and married them anyway.
“Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin back (1.5.109-110).” He is saying that he wants Juliet to love him without knowing who she is.How else will they disobey his advice at all? 3rd point: They need to learn the lesson because Romeo gets into a fight with Tybalt after he killed Mercutio.Romeo loses his best friend but doesn’t think about his wife. Romeo is emotionally confused so he says, “Either thou or I, or both, must go with him (3.1.91).” Romeo just kills his wife's cousin without thinking how she would feel or what would happen.
But they’re happiness did not last long, as Romeo was challenged by Tybalt, a Capulet. Romeo refused to fight him and so Mercutio took up his sword in Romeo’s name. It was then, when Tybalt struck Mercutio and fatally wounded him, that Romeo’s unfortunate fate was sealed. He slew Tybalt to avenge his cousin’s death and fled Verona. Meanwhile, Juliet’s father had made plans for her to marry Count Paris, upon her refusal, he threatened to turn her out.
But, he still married them knowing the consequences that could bring. He was also the person who came up with juliet's fake death. He could of not helped her and on her own she could of figured a way out of the problems she got into herself. The first example of how Friar Lawrence is to blame is now he told Romeo that he would marry him and juliet in secret without telling anyone knowing that their families hated each other to death. In the play, Romeo told the friar that he was in love and that he wanted to marry.
Therefore, Romeo received information that Juliet was actually dead rather than faking her death. Romeo, acting impulsively and believing the falsification, moved to buy a “cordial poison [to take]/ To Juliet’s grave, for there,” he killed himself (V.ii.90-91). Following that, upon awakening and finding Romeo dead, Juliet did the same. If Juliet never formulated such a fiction, no miscommunication would have occurred, and the pair would not have perished. In addition, as Juliet continued to lie, she was unable to seek counsel from her parents, only from her nurse, which soon too disappeared, and from Friar Lawrence.
For being banished is just as good as death. The banishment places an invisible wall between Romeo and Juliet meeting again. It also shows the reality to Juliet that she could just leave him but she didn’t. Even when her father had scheduled the marriage with Paris. Juliet found a way to fake her death to get out of the marriage.
After hearing about Romeo’s banishment, Juliet was distraught. Friar Lawrence was left with no choice but to help her so he made a plan. He gave Juliet a sleeping potion that would give her the appearance of death so she would not have to marry another man when she was already married to Romeo. However, fate caused a numerous amount of conflicts that stopped the plan from being communicated to Romeo. Friar John came to Friar Lawrence and said, “I could not send it—here it is again—(gives FRIAR LAWRENCE a letter) Nor get a messenger to bring it thee,” (Act 5, Scene 2).
Juliet is very distraught because of this, and her parents, unaware that she is already married, arrange a wedding for her and the County Paris. To avoid a forced marriage, Juliet fakes her own death however Romeo thinks she is really dead. He plans to lie alongside her and while doing this runs
One example of this is when Romeo felt he needed to marry Juliet because he knew he could never be with her because of their parent’s hatred for eachother. Second, when Lord Capulet told Juliet she was going to marry Paris no matter what. In Act 3 scene 4 Lord Capulet tells paris he will let him marry Juliet and this further complicates the story. Third, when Lord Capulet yells at Juliet for not wanting to marry Paris. This leads to Juliet going to Friar Lawrence for help.
Romeo 's personality of peace, loving, yet vengeful caused his own doom once he was exiled for killing Tybalt who killed Mercutio. Thus 'evidently causing pain for Juliet who lost both her lover and cousin. Juliet 's father arranging Juliet 's marriage to Paris made her mourning worse, already being married to Romeo yet being separated made her to reason with Friar Laurence. The plan that was supposed to reunite both Lovers indefinetly brought upon their own doom. Juliet herself drank the sleeping potion when Romeo was on his way earlier than anticipated, whom bought poison upon hearing of her "death" , planning to kill himslef on her tomb alongside her.
Romeo ignores his dream and continues to go to Capulets party with his friends even when fortune was warning him bad things will come which is Mercutio 's death. One day later in the streets of Verona, Romeo is challenged by Tybalt to a duel. Romeo then submits so Mercutio decides to fight instead.. While Tybalt and Mercutio duel Romeo interferes and says, "Tybalt, Mercutio, the Prince expressly hath / forbid this bandying in Verona streets / Hold Tybalt! Good Mercutio!(3.1.84-86).
Another significant grudge that Lord Capulet held was against the Montagues, this meant that Romeo and Juliet had to be together in secret, this would end up leading to both of their deaths. “Two households, both alike in dignity, IN fair Verona, where we lay our scene, from ancient grudge break to new mutiny, where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes. A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life; whose misadventur’d piteous overthrows. Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife?