Friar Laurence In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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In William Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet Friar Laurence is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet for several reasons.

First of all Friar Laurence marries Romeo and Juliet in hopes it would bring their families together and end the generations-long feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. Friar Laurence then decided to keep the marriage secret which goes against the reason he married them in the first place. By keeping the marriage the a secret the feud continued and led the fight between Romeo and Tybalt. This then led to Romeo 's banishment after the death Tybalt .

After Romeo 's banishment Friar Laurence made his second mistake by giving Juliet the sleeping potion when Juliet was emotionally unstable “Thou hast the
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