Friar Lawrence Responsible For The Death Of Romeo And Juliet

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The death of Romeo and Juliet was a tragedy for the whole city of Verona, but the important question is who, or what caused their deaths. The person I believe, who caused the death of Romeo and Juliet was Rome’s own servant, Balthasar. Even though his actions were unintentional, he still ruined Friar Laurence’s plan by telling Romeo that Juliet had died. Balthasar was responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths because he ruined Friar Laurence’s plan by telling Romeo of Juliet’s Death. Balthasar tells Romeo that “her body sleeps in Capel's monument, and her immortal part with angels lives. I saw her laid low in her kindred's vault, and presently took post to tell it you.” This lead to Romeo being so stricken with grief he made the decision to kill himself because he couldn’t live without his love, this eventually lead to Juliet waking from her deep sleep, seeing Romeo dead, and then committing suicide for the same reason Romeo did. Even though Balthasar was unaware of Friar Laurence’s scheme, he still ruined …show more content…

Balthasar was responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths because he told Romeo the Friar was not trying to reach him. Romeo asks him “Tush, thou art deceived Leave me, and do the thing I bid thee do. Hast thou no letters to me from the Friar?” Balthasar replies with “ No, my good Lord” Even though he is unaware of the letters trying to reach Romeo, he tells him that the Friar has nothing to say, which leads Romeo to believe that the Friar has not given any commands or information about the plan to him, which Romeo then later thinking Juliet is dead, sits next to her unconscious body and kills

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