Friar Lawrence Killed In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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How far would one go to help those you love? I believe that there is a limit that one should go when helping someone. I believe in helping others but in Romeo and Juliet they took it too far. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, nurse should be pardoned and Friar Lawrence and Rosaline should be punished. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence should be punished. Friar Lawrence gave Juliet the potion to fake her death. “Take thou this vial, being then in bed…” (Romeo and Juliet 4.1.96) Friar gave Juliet this potion so everyone had thought that she was dead. This caused Romeo to kill himself and leading up to Juliet then killing herself. Everything from that point on did not go well at all. Being that Friar also married the couple secretly is also why he should be punished. Friar should be punished because if he had asked for permission to marry the couple none of this would have happened. Juliet’s parents may have been more understanding then making her marry Count Paris. Friar should have also had a better plan than what had happened with the vial he gave Juliet. He should have had a more reliable person…show more content…
Romeo was deeply in love with Rosaline and wanted to be with her and get married. “For beauty starved with her severity…She is too fair, too wise, wisely too fair, to merit bliss by making me despair: She hath forsworn to love, and in that vow…” (Romeo and Juliet 1.1.210-214) Romeo thought that Rosaline was everything he was looking for. Rosaline on the other hand did not care for Romeo, or from what the play tells us. Romeo moved on past Rosaline at a party the Capulets were throwing. If Romeo had not moved onto Juliet many, if not all, characters would have still been alive. If Rosaline would have done the littlest by just talking to him Romeo would have been happy and not moved on. Romeo was also more open to love trying to get over Rosaline so this made him more open to fall in
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