Friar Laurence Is To Blame For The Death Of Romeo And Juliet

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Keri Russell, an American actress starring in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes says, “Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.” In William Shakespeare’s beautifully written play “Romeo and Juliet”, two families, Montague and Capulet, are locked is a feud that began many generations ago. Due to the hatred between the rival families, lovers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet are compelled to keep their love secretive from everyone, but the ones they trust most. Juliet and Romeo approach a man of the church named Friar Laurence and request him to marry them. Friar agrees and comes up with a plan which, if gone perfectly, will get the desired result of Romeo and Juliet living peacefully in each others’ arms. The impetuous plan with many flaws and no alternates does not go as expected, leading to the death of both Romeo and Juliet. Friar Laurence is to blame for Juliet and Romeo’s untimely death because of his inability to make smart decisions which are thought through. …show more content…

Friar Laurence tells his plan to Juliet, but he never gets to speak to Romeo in person because Romeo is banished from Verona and now resides in Mantua. Friar Laurence then writes a letter, which Friar John is expected to deliver to Romeo. When Balthasar, Romeo’s dedicated servant, comes upon the news of Juliet, he immediately goes to Romeo saying, “Her body sleeps in Capel’s monument.” (5.1, 18). Friar Laurence did not communicate with Friar John before the continuation of his plan--sedating Juliet. Because of Friar Laurence’s lack of communication, Romeo believes Juliet is dead which leads him to commit suicide out of desperation. Friar Laurence’s foolishness of not communicating ultimately contributed to the deaths of Romeo and

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