Friar Lawrence Responsible For The Death Of Romeo And Juliet

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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is a story about two star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. These two lovers are in two different families, The Capulets(Juliet's family) and The Montagues (Romeo's family).The two families have a deep hatred for each other, and are constantly fighting in the streets. Romeo and Juliet decide to put their families hatred behind them to pursue their love.This decision and many others would ultimately result in their deaths. Many debate on who is truly at fault for the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is clearly at fault for the death of himself and juliet; Romeo's impulsive decisions caused him to make irreversible mistakes, ultimately leading to his death and Juliets. Romeo bears the most guilt for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet for two main reasons. One of the main things that causes the tragedy is Romeo's …show more content…

While the Friar may have helped marry Juliet and Romeo when he states “But come,young,waverer,come go with me,/ in one respect i’ll thy assistant be,/ for this alliance may so happy prove/ to turn your households’ rancor to pure love”(II,iii,89-92). While the Friar did help wed the two lovers, he was doing it out of hope that this would solve the quarrel between the two families. Also the Friars hand was forced because of the fact that Romeo pressured him into marrying them. Romeo states “...but this I pray:/ That thou consent to marry us today”(II,iii,63-64). Romeo was begging the Friar to have him wed to Juliet, and took no time to think about what the consequences were of rushing into this marriage. This is once again showing how Romeo's impulsiveness caused him to make many mistakes leading to his death. Thus showing us that the Friar cannot be at fault for the death of Romeo and Juliet, because he was just doing his job and listening to Romeo's begging

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