Even after Mercutio 's death and Romeo 's banishment, Friar Laurence did not see the destructiveness of Romeo and Juliet 's marriage. Instead, he continued to attempt to keep Romeo and Juliet together. The plan he concocted for this, however, was shortsighted, poorly thought out, and risky. Friar Laurence devised the plan in haste and in desperation because Juliet was there in the friar’s presence threatening suicide rather than marry Paris. “Unless thou tell me how I may prevent it.
The tale of Romeo and Juliet ends with the death of the two lovers. But there is a reason behind their passing. Friar Lawrence, a priest in Verona, had a big part of the play, and may be the reason for Romeo and Juliet to lay still forever in their graves. The friar was the one that devised the plan to fake Juliet’s death, but ran away in cowardice when he was afraid. Friar Lawrence was depended on by Romeo and Juliet with their secrets even though he was the only adult trusted in this situation other than the nurse.
Friar is to blame, not only for one action that contributed to their death, but for three actions. Friar Lawrence’s first mistake was allowing Romeo and Juliet to be able to be married so quickly without thinking it through. The Friar had intentions hoping that if he married Romeo and Juliet, it may save the family feud and put it past the families. In the play Friar Lawrence
What the Capulets did to Juliet explains why they were selfish because instead of respecting Juliet’s decision they thrash on her and say things to force her to become a wife. This disconnect with their daughter is why they were not able to save Juliet from death. The other factor that caused the demise of Romeo and Juliet was their want for their desires. For instants, Romeo did not think about the consequences of meeting with Juliet even though he was being hunted. For example, the balcony scene where Romeo is confessing his love to Juliet.
Go tell him of this. I’ll have this knot knit up tomorrow morning” (Shakespeare 4.2). This also shows proof that the parents are to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, because if the timing was ulterd, then the plan Friar Laurence and Juliet made would of have had more time time to unravel and take place. There are many faults in the plan. Such as, Friar Lawrence failing to inform romeo that Juliet is not dead and he should retrieve her from the tomb, this is because the messenger got held back.
The Love Story That Ended With a Tragedy Fate or Friar Lawrence, whom is to blame for the death of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet? Were the two lovers destined to die or was it the foolish and irresponsible decisions made by Friar Lawrence? Friar Lawrence is a man of high regards; he is a holy man who is trusted, respected and looked upon for guidance by not only Romeo and Juliet but by the citizens of Verona. Friar Lawrence’s decisions were negligent and vacuous ultimately leading to the lovers deaths. Friar Lawrence irresponsibly married Romeo and Juliet after the naïve couple only knew each other for 24 hours.
The marriage of Romeo and Juliet, overseen by Friar Lawrence, was the first of many mistakes Friar made. He married Romeo and Juliet for all the wrong reasons. When Romeo first came to Friar and told him that he had found someone else to love, Friar did not think that they should be together. He immediately scolded Romeo for getting over Rosaline to quickly and said that Romeo only loved Juliet for her beauty. “Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here!
Juliet just claimed she would rather die than to have Romeo be married to someone else. As dramatic as that already seems, also know that they had just met. And when Romeo runs to Friar John to ask to marry them, that could also be argued to be an act of lust. Romeo told him to “Do thou but close our hands with holy words. / then love-devouring death do what he dare, / It is enough I may but call her mine” (2.6.6-8).
Lord Capulet could have prevented these deaths by listening to Juliet 's wishes and not force her to marry Paris. He also should have never brought out so much rage and anger saying he would disown her and his fingers itched because he wanted to hit her. Some people say you should listen to your parents and not disrespect them, but Juliet was 13 years old and was not ready for marriage especially to someone she didn 't love or know. He should 've been a more thoughtful and patient father, so he could have saved Juliet 's. Instead of being patient and thoughtful he was the opposite, ergo Lord Capulet was at fault.
Responsibility and tragedy seem like two ideas that do not fit together. The play, Romeo and Juliet breaks that stereotypical thinking. Two star-crossed lovers who mistakenly and tragically take their own lives, and someone is responsible for their ends. Friar Lawrence is most responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death because he is the one who marries them “in secret,” and he also poorly executed their plan to escape to Mantua, where Romeo had been exiled to. Friar Lawrence is most responsible because he is the one who marries Romeo and Juliet.