Friar Lawrence Is To Blame For Death In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Around 1594 Shakespeare wrote the romantic tragedy Romeo and Juliet. This story has an intricate plot line; the two lovers prevail from rivaling families, after falling in love they marry and intend to run away to live together. From thereafter a series of actions taken by a number of the characters leads to their deaths. Despite the Nurse helping Juliet on numerous occasions, Friar Lawrence was at fault because he didn’t succeed in telling Romeo about the details of Juliet’s plan, created the plans that causes their deaths, and married the couple.
The Nurse on numerous occasions helps Juliet’s in her schemes to meet Romeo. For instance, she says, “Your lady mother is coming to your chamber. / The day is broke; be wary; look about.” (Shakespeare 3.5.39-40) This quote shows the Nurse warning Juliet that her mother was coming when the newlyweds were consummating. She may seem guilty earlier in
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He conducts the marriage at the end of act 2 scene 5. Where he states, ” For, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone / Till Holy Church incorporate two in one.” (Shakespeare 2.5.36-37) This demonstrates how he married them and causes the domino effect that followed. From the same scene, it previously showed how he knew the risks involved in the marriage, “These violent delights have violent ends / And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, / Which, as they kiss, consume.” (Shakespeare 2.5.9-11) In this statement he uses a metaphor, comparing the couple to fire and powder, which when brought together can have explosive reactions, to explain that the couple is rushing into the relationship too fast, and they are most likely feeling, not love, but lust. This clarifies that despite these many signs for him to not marry them, he continues to do so; which inevitably induces their
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