Friar Lawrence Blame

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In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he married Romeo and Juliet in the hopes that it would end the feud between their two families, and he gave Juliet a sleeping potion and wrote a letter to be delivered by Friar John to Romeo. To begin with, Friar Lawrence can be blamed because he married Romeo and Juliet in the hopes that it would end the feud between their two families. Friar Lawrence is speaking in the room in his cell when someone has the idea to marry Juliet and eventually friar Lawrence agrees and says to Romeo, "But come, young waverer, come, go with me / In one respect I'll thy assistant be, / For this alliance may so happy prove / To turn your households' rancor …show more content…

Friar Lawrence is talking to Juliet when she goes to his cell, after Juliet tells Friar Lawrence her problem he comes up with the plan to give her a sleeping potion to make her appear dead so that Romo can meet her at the tomb when she wakes up, Romeo can take Juliet to Mantua. "A cold and drowsy humor, for no pulse / Shal, keep this native progress, but surcease. / No warmth, no breath shall testify thou livest. / the roses in thy lips and cheeks shall fade / To play ashes, thy eyes' windows fall / Like death when he shuts up the day of life." (4.1.97-102). This piece of evidence is important because it shows that friar Lawrence resorted to giving Juliet a sleeping potion to appear dead to her entire family so that she could be with Romeo. Friar Lawrence can be held accountable for this action because if he had never given Juliet the vial in the first place then Romeo would later not have heard the news from Balthasar that she was dead and frantically go down and kill himself in the capulets tomb. the angle that Friar Lawrence takes on Juliet not only later makes Juliet scared and not trust Friar Lawrence, but she also had no idea if what Friar Lawrence had said was true. the deaths of Juliet and Romeo in the tomb could have been avoided if Friar Lawrence had not given Juliet a sleeping potion in the first place once again holding him most accountable as well as never getting the news to Romeo. After Friar Lawrence gives the vial to Juliet, Friar Lawrence told her that he would write a letter to Romeo explaining the plan, and later when friar john comes back to Friar Lawrence, tasks the letter that he had sent out was given to Romeo, Friar John says no and now Friar Lawrence knows that Romeo now knows nothing about what is going on. "I could not send it - here it is again - / Nor get a

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