Friar Lawrence Responsible For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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In a modern society, one is normally accustomed to having a caring and loving parental figure. Unfortunately, some situations motivate these individuals to make irrational decisions that are based more on impulse and ignorance rather than responsibility and practicality. As a result, these decisions may lead to undesirable consequences. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the deaths of the two lovers is directly blamed on Friar Laurence. When examining his irresponsible choices that eventually led to the parish of the two naive lovers, this will become evident. Friar Laurence is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because of his irresponsible actions and choices. Firstly, Friar Laurence was the one who agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet in secret. This choice made by Friar Laurence was the first event that contributed to their deaths. …show more content…

If Friar Laurence thought more about being a responsible man that worked towards the common good, he would have made the smarter decision to disagree with the marriage and tell the parents of Romeo and Juliet about their secret love and perhaps try to solve their everlasting feud in the process Secondly, Friar Laurence displayed another imprudent action when he decided to leave Juliet alone in the tomb. Despite Friar Laurence knowing about how mentally unstable Juliet was he still decided to leave. He did this because he cared more about his safety rather than Juliet’s. As a result, this gave Juliet the perfect opportunity to commit suicide. If Friar Laurence were to make a smarter choice and act like a responsible parental figure, he could have stayed with Juliet, and possibly prevent her from committing

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