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

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Who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? The play Romeo and Juliet was written by Shakespeare who wrote many plays, poems, and shorts stories. Friar Laurence and Nurse should be the most to blame for Romeo and Juliet's death. Friar Laurence made a great plan, and had everything already worked out. Friar Laurence made one flaw. Friar Laurence should have planned for all possibilities when having Juliet's life in his hands. Nurse had always been there for Juliet, she was like her mother. Nurse Could never give Juliet up because she loved her. Juliet talked with her father and he told her if she does not marry Paris, Juliet will have to go live on the streets with no money. Juliet decided to not marry Paris so she could go live far …show more content…

Friar Laurence decided to marry Romeo and Juliet without planning for all possibilities. Friar never planned for all possibilities in both occasions, which had caused all the problems and the death of Romeo and Juliet. When Friar Laurence set up the plan with Juliet he tells her, "Hold; get you gone, be strong and prosperous in this resolve: I'll send a friar with speed To Mantua, with my letters to thy lord. IV i, 37-40" Friar gives Juliet confidence to Juliet before she decides to drink the potion. Friar Laurence did lots for Romeo and Juliet but also caused them harm. When Friar Laurence tried to send the note to Romeo with Friar John, John did not go with enough speed to Romeo. When John came back he told Friar Laurence, "I could not send it,-here it is again,-Nor get a messenger to bring it thee, so fearful were they of infection. IV ii, 39-41" Friar Laurence responded with, "Unhappy …show more content…

Romeo kills Tybalt after Tybalt kills Romeo's best friend Mercutio. Romeo killed Paris while Juliet was still in a potion-induced coma. Balthasar is spying while Juliet is having her funeral. Balthasar reports to Romeo about her death because Romeo still has not received the letter. Romeo races back with Balthasar and their horses. Once they arrived Romeo shared peaceful moment with Juliet when she was still in a potion-induced coma. Paris arrived when Romeo was in the Capulet tomb. Romeo fought and killed Paris. Romeo did not know that Juliet was in the potion-induced coma so Romeo drank a poison that killed himself. Minutes later Juliet woke up and saw Romeo killed himself with a poison, so Juliet decided to stab herself and she fell on him. Although that is all true, Friar Laurence is more to blame because he came up with the plan and didn't go to Romeo with enough

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