Friar Lawrence Is To Blame For The Death Of Romeo And Juliet

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Who is to blame for the tragic deaths of the unforbidden lovers? In the play, Romeo and Juliet, Lord Capulet and Friar Lawrence are ultimately to blame for the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Many actions that these two characters took led to the death of the lovers. There was many inconsiderate and disastrous decisions that altered the story. Many characters led to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Lord Capulet plays a big role in the death of these two. Lord Capulet is the father of Juliet, and the head of the Capulet family. He also has an ongoing feud with the Montague family, which Romeo is a part of. Capulet goes on to arrange a marriage between Juliet and Paris, which she wants nothing to do with. In Act 3 Scene 5, Lord Capulet states, “hang, beg, starve, die in the streets, for, by my soul, I’ll ne’er acknowledge thee”. This puts Juliet in a stressful situation, as she is already married to Romeo. Capulet also banished Romeo, which led to more stipulations in their planning. Lord Capulet didn’t care how Juliet felt as he forced her to marry …show more content…

In the play, he is a holy man that is an advisor to Romeo and Juliet. However, he caused many problems. He was the one to marry Romeo and Juliet, and although he thought it would end the feud, it backfired. Lawrence took it upon himself to try to fix the feuds between the families without confronting them. When this didn’t work, he made a flawed plan to fake Juliet’s death by giving her a potion. In act 4 scene 1, Lawrence states “And this distilled liquor drink thou off; When presently through all thy veins shall run. A cold and drowsy humor, for no pulse..”. Although this could’ve worked, he failed to give the message to Romeo that Juliet was just faking her death. He then leaves Juliet alone in the tomb after finding out about Romeo’s “death”. This leads to Romeo finding her and taking his life because of the lack of

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