Friar Lawrence Responsible For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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Caleb Bergman Ms. Johnson Survey and Literature Pd: 3 March 24, 2023 Romeo and Juliet Essay Imagine you have this plan that you think is great, but in the end, it causes the decease of two lovers. In the play Romeo and Juliet, they are secretly married to two different families that have a problem with each other. This ends up with Romeo and Juliet both committing suicide. A long feud between the Capulet and Montague families causes tragic outcomes for the protagonists, Romeo and Juliet. In William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence is the most responsible for the deaths of the protagonists as evidenced by him giving Juliet a fake poison, he should have made sure the letter got to Romeo even though he was quarantined, and he married them secretly. …show more content…

Friar Lawrence and Juliet are talking and Friar Lawrence says, “Let not the Nurse lie with thee in thy Chamber, take thou this vial, being then in bed, and this distilled liquor drink thou off” ( Shakespeare 4.1 93-95). During this part of the conversation, Friar Lawrence is giving Juliet the vial that will put Juliet to sleep because the wedding got moved forward a day. They made this plan to give Juliet this potion so it would look like she died but it puts her to sleep for a few days. To conclude, Friar Lawrence should have never given Juliet that potion. Collectively, they could have devised a better plan because it was bound to backfire and end up badly. This leads us to our second reason which is he should have made sure the letter from Juliet got to

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