Friar Lawrence Responsible For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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Friar Lawrence is to blame. Friar Lawrence is the cause for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because the one thing that he could have done to prevent any of this to happen was to not marry Romeo and Juliet in the first place. Yet, he believed that it would be a good idea to stop this feud between the two families, it still wasn’t the right thing to do. “Thy love did read by rote, that couldn’t spell. But, come, young waverer, come go with me. In one respect, I’ll thy assistant be, for this alliance may so happy prove, to turn households' rancor to pure love”2.3, 88-92. In act two Friar Lawrence did not want to be a part of the marring of the two households, the Montagues and the Capulets but, he gave in to him thinking that this would solve the feud that these two families …show more content…

“These violent delights have violent ends, and in their triumph die, like fire and powder. Which, as they kiss, consume. The sweetest honey is loathsome in his own deliciousness, and in the taste confounds their appetite. Therefore love moderately long love doth so; too swift arrive as tardy as too slow” 2.6, 9-15. Yet, knowing that this being completely against any and everything that he himself does believe in, he goes an granted their wishes and marries the two of them anyways. Even Juliet, the one who wanted to be married to Romeo by all means stated that when they first met that the one person she loves has sprung from the one person she is supposed to despise, “My only love, spring from my only hate! Too early seen unknown, and known too late. Prodigious birth of love, it is to me that I must love a loathed enemy.” 1.5, 140-143. Also, not just by marrying Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence is to blame because he was so involved in their marriage by trying to help, and keep them a secret from

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