Friar Lawrence Responsible For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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Kaylin Landrian-Shrewsbury Mr. Tallman R & J Argument Essay March 31, 2023 In the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespere, the main person to blame is Friar Laurence since he had enough wisdom and didn’t have to go along with Romeo wanting to get married to Juliet. Everyone trusted him to tell the truth but he lied to the Capulets about Juliet and her relationship with Romeo. He was a mentor to Romeo and could have told him to move on and find a new girl, instead he went along with what Romeo wanted to do. Friar Laurence is most responsible for the deaths of Romeo & Juliet because he married them when he knew that their love was dangerous and created a horrible plan for them. Friar Laurence is the most responsible to blame …show more content…

In Act II scene 3 line 91 shows that Friar Laurence did this to hopefully stop the feud between the families, “For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor to pure love (Shakespeare 324).” This shows that Friar Laurence was only trying to stop the feud between the families by marrying the two star crossed lovers. Friar Laurence was only trying to do the right thing by marrying Romeo and Juliet. He didn’t mean to hurt anyone in the process of trying to stop the feud between the families. Even though Friar Laurence was trying to do the right thing for everyone, he still put Romeo and Juliet’s life in danger. Act V Scene 3 line 158 Friar Laurence tells Juliet that she can stay and then he leaves, “Stay not to question, for the watch is coming. Come, go, good Juliet. I dare no longer stay (Shakespeare 383).” Friar Laurence leaves Juliet there so he isn’t questioned about the death of Romeo and Paris. Friar Laurence leaves to save himself and leaves Juliet while she is suicidal. Friar Laurence created this dangerous plan that went wrong and it ended with Romeo, Juliet, and Paris dead. He not only put Romeo and Juliet in danger he also put Paris in danger since he didn’t come out and tell the truth to the Capulets about Juliet being married to Romeo. Paris was trying to fight Romeo because he

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