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

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William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy Romeo and Juliet about two star crossed lovers who later commit suicide. Many factors lead to their death like Friar Laurence marrying them, Capulet not listening to his daughter, and characters being impulsive. The story would have worked out very differently if characters would slow down and think about how their actions affect the future. The whole story is bad decision after bad decision which then leads to the death of characters. There are many characters who are to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet: Friar Laurence, Capulet, Romeo and Juliet. Friar Laurence is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. He agrees to marry them even though it is going to have to be a secret wedding and they …show more content…

First Romeo gets in a fight with Tybalt and kills Tybalt which gets Romeo banished (Shakespeare 3. 1. 44-126). Romeo fights with Tybalt; they had just became in-laws which only Romeo knows because it was a secret wedding, sense they are in laws they should not fight each other. Romeo and Tybalt had just became in-laws, which only Romeo knows, so he should known better than to fight his relative. Also, Romeo knows that fighting in the streets is forbidden by the Prince; he knew the whole time that there were going to be consequences for his actions. If Romeo was not punished for killing Tybalt, it would have been easier for him to continue his relationship with Juliet, even if it is still a secret. Even though Romeo does not think ahead when he fights Tybalt, Juliet also does not think ahead and rushes things. Juliet goes to Friar Laurence because she wants to kill herself and he gives her a potion that will put her in a sleep like coma, until Romeo comes to get her from the tomb (Shakespeare 4. 1. 44-126). Juliet right away wants to kill herself and thinks that that it is the only option and she does not slow down and think about things. Juliet relies on a bad plan that has so many opportunities to fail. Juliet and Romeo truly do not slow down and think about the consequence for their

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