Friar Lawrence Responsible For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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Before making a decision, think of the consequences, or you may end up just like Romeo & Juliet. The play "Romeo and Juliet", by Shakespeare, has lots of loss and tragedy that eventually ends with the deaths of the two main characters and several other characters. Having a significant impact on the story, Friar Lawrence is the most influential character in "Romeo and Juliet". In the play, I believe that Friar Lawrence is the most responsible for the ending tragedies of the play. He marries Romeo and Juliet, even though he knows the rivalry between their two families which could have led to more conflict. Friar Lawrence also gives Juliet a potion to fake her death, and he left Juliet alone in her tomb, without thinking about the consequences that could erupt. …show more content…

For example, in Act 2, Scene 3, he says “For this alliance may so happy prove… To turn your households’ rancour to pure love.” Friar Lawrence is happy that he was able to make Romeo and Juliet’s marriage official and in doing so, thought that the feud between the Montagues and Capulets would be over. However, he never considered the consequences that could ensue from marrying the two. Friar Lawrence’s plan to marry Romeo and Juliet was very foolish because it just made the situation worse. In Friar Lawrence’s plan to reunite Romeo and Juliet, he decided to give Juliet a potion that would allow her to fake her death. In Act 4, Scene 1, Friar Lawrence says “Take thou this vial, being then in bed… and this distilled liquor thou off.” When telling this to Juliet he never tells her how Romeo would be able to get back to her, making this decision again with his heart rather than his head. Friar Lawrence never considered the kinds of outcomes that would occur because of this plan. He didn’t give either Romeo nor Juliet clear instructions as of what to do or what would

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