Friar Lawrence Responsible For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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Title “These violent delights have violent ends/and, in their triumph die, like fire and powder,/Which, as they kiss, consume”(Shakespeare 743 2.6.9-11). This well known Shakespeare quote is spoken by Friar Lawrence which foreshadows the biggest point of the play. Romeo and Juliet are star crossed lovers who try to be together because they believe their love is strong enough to prevail. These two characters have been involved in a fued lasting their whole lives but yet, they find love within each other. In the play Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, Capulet, Lady Capulet, and Friar Lawrence are at fault for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Capulet is a big reason Romeo and Juliet can not be together. Capulet talking to Paris about Juliet marrying …show more content…

Juliet had just been yelled at by her father about marrying Paris or being kicked out and she begs her mother to delay the marriage or else she will kill herself. “Talk not to me, for I’ll not speak a word./Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee”(Shakespeare 771 3.5.199-203). Lady Capulet just disowned her daughter for the most part. Lady Capulet says that she is done worrying about juliet and she will not say another word to her so she can do whatever she want, she does not care about her daughter because Juliet will not marry Paris. Juliet and her mother start to have a conversation before the party. “This is the matter-Nurse, give leave awhile;/we must talk in secrete. Nurse, come back again./I have rememb’red me; hear our counsel”(Shakespeare 709 1.3.7-9). Lady Capulet started to talk to Juliet but then realized she does not really know how to talk to her daughter because the nurse has always taken care of her and been there for her, not Lady Capulet, which is why she can not even talk to her own daughter on her own. Lady Capulet never took the time to do anything with Juliet and wasn’t much of a role model. When Lady Capulet does not talk to Juliet and turns her back on Juliet, it makes her take a desperate approach at getting out of marrying Paris. Lady Capulet was never much of a mother and now she will never get to change …show more content…

Friar came up with lots of plans to help Romeo and Juliet be together but in the end it was his fault they died. Romeo and Juliet are at the church ready to get married and the Friar believes that their marriage will bring the families together. “These violent delights have violent ends/and, in their triumph die, like fire and powder,/Which, as they kiss, consume”(Shakespeare 743 2.6.9-11). Friar Lawrence says that the families will be brought together but they will burn up in their own victory and this foreshadows the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Juliet comes to Friar Lawrence's sell for guidance on what to do so she will not have to marry Paris, the Friar has a plan. Friar says to go home and tell Capulet that she will marry Paris, make the nurse sleep in a different room because the Friar has a potion that will make Juliet seem dead. He will send a letter to Romeo that will tell him about the plan so Romeo can come get Juliet from the Capulet tomb(Shakespeare 778 4.2.89-120). The Friar had a good plan to get Juliet out of marrying Friar but his letter never got to Romeo, leading him to believe that Juliet is dead, causing him to commit suicide. Juliet wakes up and finds Romeo dead in the tomb and kills herself. Friar Lawrence had good intentions for his scheme but it failed to go as planned causing Romeo and Juliet to kill

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