Friar Laurence Is To Blame In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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(NEED HOOK HERE) In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, two star crossed lovers meet in Verona from rivaling families. Secretly married by Friar Laurence out of ambition to end the feud, problems emerge with the outcome of Romeo and Juliet taking their own lives. Romeo and Juliet acted rashly and were impatient for love, but dying alongside their deaths was the rivalry between their families: the Capulets and the Montagues. Friar Laurence is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he secretly married the two, presented the idea of Juliet fabricating her death to be with Romeo while providing the sleeping potion, and left Juliet isolated in the tomb out of fear of the guards. Primarily, Friar Laurence is to blame for the deaths …show more content…

After carrying out Friar Laurence's plan, Juliet is asleep in the tomb with the potion slowly fading away. Romeo goes to the tomb to see Juliet one last time before he commits suicide and kills what would be Juliet’s arranged husband on the way. After seeing Juliet dead, he drinks poison killing himself and soon after Juliet astonishingly wakes up only to see Romeo’s dead body. At this moment Friar enters the tomb and sees Juliet, panicking for his wrong actions, he says, “Stay not to question, for the watch is coming/Come, go, good Juliet, I dare no longer stay” (5.3.158-159). This made Juliet isolated in a tomb with dead Romeo which lead to her suicide. Friar Laurence was afraid of the watch and being entangled in the huge mess he has made which is why he chose to leave instead of calming Juliet down and taking her with him, which in return would have prevented at least Juliet’s suicide. Juliet was caught up in the moment, and needed comfort instead of …show more content…

The reason Romeo committed suicide was because he thought Juliet was dead, and her fake death was arranged by Friar Laurence. Another highly disputed concept is that if Tybalt never killed Romeo’s friend, Romeo would have never killed Tybalt, which in return would have prevented the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. In reality, Juliet would have been separated from Romeo indefinitely due to the common tradition of arranging marriages for women. Not to mention, it is absurd to think that Romeo and Juliet could conceal their marriage until death. Then again, it is evident that the suicides of Romeo and Juliet were dependent on each other. In the event one of them dies, then the other one would kill themselves. This is due to their uncontrollable emotions and irreversible connections, and the only possible way the tenacious emotions could be prevented would have been if their marriage was denied by Friar Laurence, prohibiting the perpetual bonds being created between the

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