Friar Lawrence Responsible For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, ends with the unfortunate deaths of the two protagonists, Romeo and Juliet. They kill themselves with the misconception that the other protagonist was dead, but how did they get that thought? Friar Lawrence, who married Romeo and Juliet, was forced to exile Romeo from Verona, their home town, because of his participation in duels. Romeo and Juliet are separated worrying if they will ever see one another again. This leaves Friar Lawrence to generate a plan in order to reunite the two which is unsuccessful. After all of these events, it appears that Friar Lawrence is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he was aware that the plan is risky, but he still follows through with the …show more content…

If Romeo’s consequences of street dueling were fair, Romeo would have been killed and with the logic of Juliet previously killing herself for Romeo, Juliet would take her own life in grief. The audience is aware of Juliet’s love because no matter what Romeo does, Juliet would be in love with him. When Juliet hears the news that Romeo killed Tybalt, she exclaims, “Villain he be many miles asunder,/ God pardon him. I do with all my heart,/ And yet no man he doth grieve with my heart,” (3.5.86-86). Even though the rest of the Capulets see Romeo as a villain, Juliet is still in love with him. She hopes his actions are forgiven, even though he is exiled. Juliet believes her love for Romeo is irreplaceable because Romeo is the only man she has truly grieved. With this information, Friar Lawrence should see how desperate Juliet is to reunite with Romeo. He knows that since they love each other so much, Romeo and Juliet would do reckless acts for each other. Friar Lawrence put himself in a delicate situation by marrying the two so quickly. No matter what the consequence for Romeo’s troubles is, it would harm the inseparable love between Romeo and

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