Of the many people who are at fault for the tragic death of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence is the one responsible. This is partially because he was the one who married the two lovers. In act 2 scene 6 the Friar states “For, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone Till holy church incorporate two into one” (2.6, 37-40). Proving that he was the one that married the lovers. By marrying them he destined Romeo and Juliet to be forsaken by trouble from their families’ feud.
Love is the number one reason for teen suicides. Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare shows reasons why this statement is true. The tragedy is set in Verona, where the descendants of feuding families fall in love. The love between Romeo and Juliet’s leads them to their deaths. Throughout the play Shakespeare presents through different characters that a person should not prioritize love over life.
Romeo get exiled because of the fight that Romeo and Tybalt had which ended up with Romeo killing Tybalt. Romeo being exiled was generous of the Prince, the Prince could have easily had him executed. In spite of this, the Prince did not have him executed because Tybalt killed Mercutio. The Prince said, “And for that offense Immediately we do exile him hence” (Shakespeare 129). This is the moment where Romeo got exiled from Verona.
Tybalt is the most to blame for the events that occur in Romeo and Juliet because he killed mercutio, which made Romeo want to avenge him, then it caused him to be sent away. The prince sees what’s going on and sends romeo away because he avenged his cousin, so he didn’t want to hurt him, but
Friar Lawrence allowed Romeo and Juliet to get married in secret which caused conflict in the story. The feud and Friar Laurence are to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The feud prevented Romeo and Juliet from being happily married. In Act I scene v,Juliet says, “My only love, sprung from my only hate!
Friar Lawrence advised Romeo and Juliet to get married despite the ongoing feud between their families. Out of pure selfishness the Friar married them because in his mind if he could bring the two houses together, he would be considered a hero. The Friar not once considered what may happen if his plan were to backfire and do the opposite. “For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (Shakespeare 411). The friar marrying Romeo and Juliet was the first step into the domino affect of their
The Friar was one of Romeo's most important role models. Romeo looked up to him and respected his opinions. No matter what the Friar could have said to Romeo and Juliet, they still would have gotten married, but the Friar could have helped them find a better way to go about it. The Friar thought that marrying the two kids of the feuding houses would help put an end to their parents' fight, "Thy love did read by rote, that could not spell.
Throughout the whole play, it is evident that he almost “never examines the consequence of his actions” (Dickey 470) as his impulsivity assumes total control. By being so reckless and hasty, Romeo leads himself and his love straight to the tomb. After Mercutio’s death, “Romeo casts aside all reason and begins a chain of passionate action” (Dickey 470), consequently leading to his and his lover’s ultimate doom. The logical and reasonable action to take is to be patient and let the law punish Tybalt for his felony; however, Romeo acts with haste and charges at Tybalt instead. Not only does Romeo manage to kill Tybalt, but he also turns the law against himself, as the Prince declares Romeo’s banishment.
Marrying Romeo and Juliet so quickly without thinking is one reason Friar Lawrence is to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo beseeches Friar Lawrence to marry him and Juliet
This theme plays a big role in the beginning, middle and end of the story. When Romeo kills Tybalt, Juliet doesn't tell her parents about secretly marrying Romeo, and when Juliet is so depressed, she tries to kill herself are all ways in which this theme is reflected. The story of Romeo and Juliet still plays a big role in today’s society and challenges many conflicts people face today. In scene one of act three, Romeo was given a choice to avenge Mercutio’s death, or walk away, but he chose to avenge his friend’s death and ended up killing Tybalt.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a play about hate and revenge where two lovers end the feud between their families with their death. Romeo fell in love at first sight with Juliet and got married by friar. Tybalt Juliet’s cousin killed Mercutio and caused a fight between Romeo and him Tybalt lost and died ,Romeo got banished from Verona and friar Lawrence had a plan . Lastly Juliet was going to get married, but didn’t want to because she loved Romeo so friar gave her a potion. People that could be held responsible for their death would be fate, lord Capulet and Balthazar.
In the play, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, there are many controversial decisions made primarily by Friar Lawrence that led to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence assisted Romeo and Juliet in getting married without the consent of their parents. He also was responsible for giving Juliet a potion that made her appear dead while she waited for Romeo to return. Lastly, Friar Lawrence made the mistake of trusting somebody else to give Romeo a letter informing him of the potion Juliet took.
Good decisions. Responsibility. Good advice. These words describe the traits that Friar Laurence lacked. Throughout the story, the Friar made bad decisions, was irresponsible, and gave bad advice.
In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence’s insensibility causes him to give Romeo and Juliet rash advice, leading to the pair of star-crossed lovers’ ultimate doom. When Romeo seeks advice from Friar Lawrence in hopes that he can marry him with Juliet, the Friar agrees, in hope of “[turning the] households’ rancor to pure love” (2.3.99). However, as an adult, and as a man that others seek for help, Friar Lawrence should have put more thought into the different ways the families could react by the marriage. The Friar should have realized that there was a big possibility that the Capulets and Montagues would be angered by the wedding. Instead, he makes his decisions upon the improbable idea of reconcilement through marriage.
Friar Lawrence is responsible for all six deaths that occurred over four days. If Friar Lawrence had gotten the letter to Romeo in time, Romeo would have known that Juliet is just sleeping. When Romeo believes that Juliet is dead, he says “Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die” (Shakespeare V.iii.120); subsequently, Friar Lawrence must be held accountable for the end result of his action.