Friar Is To Blame For Romeo And Juliet's Death Essay

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Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, is a tragedy where two star crossed loves fall into the hands of fate and end up dead. Romeo’s family, the Montagues, is in a feud with Juleit’s family, the Capulets.However, Friar Lawrence allows Romeo and Juliet to marry in hopes it will end the feud between their families. Only Friar Lawrence, Romeo, Juliet, and Juliet’s servant, Nurse know of this. The secret and forbidden love between Romeo and Juliet is what causes them to die. However, it is not their fault for their deaths. The adults in the play are the ones at fall primarily, Nurse and Friar. Nurse and Friar are responsible for what happens to Romeo and Juliet because they allow them to marry and because Friar’s plan is reckless. …show more content…

The reader already knows that Romeo and Juliet are bound to die because the text reads, “A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life” (prologue). It is bound by fate that Romeo and Juliet will die because of their love. However, when Friar weds the two, it fulfills the prophecy. If Friar were to not wed the two lovers, most of the events in the book would not occur. Nurse is also holds responsibility for what happens to Romeo and Juliet. After the masquerade, Juliet asks Nurse to ask who she talked to. Nurse returns and says, “His name is Romeo, and a Montague, The only son of your great enemy” (1.5.150, 151). Nurse knows that Romeo is a Montague, an enemy to the Capulet family. However, she does not tell anyone of their forbidden love along with their marriage. Romeo and Juleit’s marriage and the secrecy of their love is what causes their downfall. Nurse and Friar keeping their marriage secret only leads to the lover’s

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