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

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Romeo and Juliet is known to be a tragedy. The Prince says that everyone is to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet. I think that Friar Lawrence, out of everyone, is the most to blame for the deaths. Although the Friar had the most part of it, Romeo’s death was bound to happen, but Juliet’s could’ve been prevented. He knew marrying the two was a bad idea, he explains why when he says, “Young men’s love then lies - Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes,” (Shakespeare 733) and when he says, “Women may fall when there’s no strength in men.” (Shakespeare 733). But he decided to marry the so called “couple” anyway and didn’t tell any of the families, “All this I know, and to the marriage - Her nurse is privy,” (Shakespeare 803).
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