Extent Is Friar Lawrence To Blame For Romeo And Juliet

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From my first thoughts, Friar Laurence is looked upon as a respectable, and trustworthy man. We, as the readers, know that he does not have these qualities. In William Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Laurence is to blame because he pushed Romeo and Juliet to get married, he was unable to get the letter to Romeo on time, and he gave Juliet a potion that put her to sleep for 42 hours. Doing that tricked everyone into thinking she was dead. Friar Laurence thought doing this would help him, when all it did was put the blame of two peoples deaths on him. Friar Laurence married Romeo and Juliet, he really wanted them to get married, and thought that if he married them they could be together for the rest of their lives. In doing this, it caused two people who were very young, and not mature enough to be married. They weren't actually in love, they were actually in love with the fact of being in love. The Friar says, “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be For the alliance mayo happy prove turn your households’ rancor to pure love”(II.iii.90-93). This quote is from Friar Laurence and it is saying how he shouldn’t of forced them to get married, …show more content…

This letter contained him saying what he was going to do to Juliet with the potion, and how he was going to fake her death so she could run away with him, and they could live happy ever after. The Friar says, “The letter was not nice, but full of charge of dear import, and neglecting it may do much danger”(V.ii.18-20). This quote is saying that Friar Laurence did not send the letter with a reliable person. In doing this it made Romeo not know what was actually going on, and if he would of known that she wasn't actually dead, he would not of killed himself, and she would not of killed herself because of Romeo killing

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