Friar Lawrence In Shakespeare's The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet

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The story of “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” written by William Shakespeare about Romeo a Montague and Juliet a Capulet is one of the most legendary love and tragedy stories! But who’s fault was Romeo and Juliet's fall? Friar Lawrence, who is Romeo and Juliet’s adviser, is who I would blame for their fall because he was the one who marry them, he gave the potion to Juliet, and the letter Romeo was suppose to get.

The first reason is that friar Lawrence was the one person who married Romeo and Juliet. Which this was one of the first events that caused their death, though Friar Lawrence thought that their marriage might bring the two feuding families together to create peace. Also during the fight scene between Tybalt, Mercutio, and Romeo, Romeo blocked Mercutio from fighting with Tybalt and because Tybalt and Mercutio were making eye contact and still facing each other Tybalt goes underneath Romeo’s arm and kills Mercutio. Romeo would not let Mercutio kill Tybalt because
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This is because he always wanted to fight and kill and Montague when ever he got the chance to. Because he pushed Romeo to a point that he had to fight Tybalt and avenge Mercutio. Then Romeo killed Tybalt, which caused him to get banished from Verona. “Romeo, the love I bear thee can afford no better term than this: thou art a villain” (SS pg 427). Then because Romeo said that he loves Tybalt, so he took that as an insult and replied “Boy, this shall not excuse the injuries that thou hast done me. Therefore turn and draw” (SS pg 427). Yet he only pushed Romeo to fight him but Friar Lawrence did multiple things that added up to their deaths.

In conclusion the Friar was the main cause for the fall of Romeo and Juliet’s fall. This is because of he was the one who marry them, he gave the potion to Juliet, and the letter Romeo was suppose to get. All of these events caused Romeo and Juliet to the suicide of the two star-crossed
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