Friar Lawrence Responsible For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet could have lived out their lives if Friar Lawrence had not done the things he did. Friar Lawrance meant well but the choices he made caused Romeo and Juliet's death. If he hadn't made the plans he did and told their parents instead maybe things could've been different. Instead, he agreed to marry them and he even admitted that he was guilty. In Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Friar Lawrence is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he married them, he admitted it was his fault, and he made unrealistic plans. The first way that Friar Lawrence is the reason for Romeo and Juliet's death is that he married them. In the quote shown Friar Lawrence is agreeing to marry Romeo and Juliet. “In one respect ill thy assistant be;/ For this alliance may so happy …show more content…

If Friar Lawrence hadn't married them or at least told them to think it through then the whole thing would've never began. He could've just told them to wait and not jump right into marriage but instead, he just did it. Although he was saying that maybe it could bring the two families together he should've made them wait or go to a different person. If he wouldn't have married them this whole story could've been different in addition you can see that he even admits to this. If you didn't believe it was his fault before you will after this because he even admits it's his fault and he should be punished. In this quote, he is telling the prince that if anyone were to be punished it should be him because he believes that it's his fault. “All this I know, and to the marrige/ Her nurse is privy; and if aught in this/ Miscarried by my fault, let my old life/ Be sacrificed, some hour before this time,/ Unto the rigor of the severest law.”(Shakespeare 5.3. 265-269). You can tell that in the quote he is feeling guilty and that he believes he should be punished. If he thinks he should be punished why wouldn't everyone else? He wouldn't feel guilty if he wasn'tt at fault for all

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