Friar Lawrence Responsible For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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The average everyday person fails to plan out many things throughout their life, but not many of them cost someone's life. But in Friar Lawrence’s case that is exactly what happened. Friar Laurence is one of the main characters in the play, Romeo and Juliet. After all, he is the one who marries them, but that does mean he was helpful. He created many problems for Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare uses Friar Lawrence’s failed plans, to show that he is ultimately responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet. One reason Frair Lawrence is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is because of his selfishness to unite Capulet and Montagues. Romeo and Juliet are from rival families and won't even stand to talk to each other. When Friar finds out the two are a couple he marries them in a matter of days in hopes of uniting the two families. Friar knew this could end up poorly, as Friar says, “These violent delights have violent ends… / Therefore love moderately; long love doth so; / Too swift arrives as tardy as slow” (Shakespeare 2.6.9-15). …show more content…

After Romeo has been banished from Verona Juliet's parents forced her to marry Paris. To get out of this Friar Laurence gave Juliet a potion that will make her seem dead when she is just in a very deep sleep. But he fails to get the message to Romeo which makes Romeo believe Juliet is dead. Romeo has no idea of the plan, as he clearly states, “Is it e’en so? Then I defy you, stars! /Thou knowest my lodging. Get me ink and paper /And hire post horses. I will hence tonight.” (Shakespeare 5.1.24-26). This quote shows Romeo believes Juliet might be dead. This sends Romeo into many emotions and he sends himself to find Juliet's body, and once he does he commits suicide. This failed communication with Frair ended up leading Romeo to believing Juliet was dead causing him to commit

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