Friar Lawrence Responsible For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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People can be pressured into doing things that could potentially impact the rest of their lives. More often than not, this impact is usually negative and would result in changing the way their lives would naturally end up. In my opinion, Friar Laurence is one of these people because of the decisions he chose to make while being pressured by a child. In Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, many people are impacted based on the pressures of one individual. The particular individual that pressured Friar Laurence is Juliet, taking into consideration Friar Laurence had the advice she wanted to hear. Also, she needed advice from someone but had no one to receive it from except for him since her family did not understand how she felt. Friar Laurence is responsible for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet because of his inability to plan ahead and behave as a …show more content…

When a young girl comes to ask him for advice, he decides to explain a way for her to persuade her loved ones into thinking that she is dead by giving her a potion that would make her fall into a death like sleep. He gives her this deathly potion that could potentially harm her without realizing the death he will cause because of it. He also decides to send a letter to her husband explaining what is going to happen without taking into consideration that there might be a way quicker way for news to travel. This resulting in Romeo not receiving the news of the plan before the news of Juliet’s ‘death.’ Friar Laurence could have easily avoided all of these problems if he thought ahead like a responsible adult should. This would have caused his plan to work and Romeo and Juliet would have still been alive at the end of the play which would have resulted in Friar Laurence never being blamed in the first place. Friar Laurence could have never been blamed for something that had never

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