Friar Lawrence Responsible For The Tragic Death Of Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet, the romantic tragedy between two star-crossed lovers. Although it may seem that the fault of the tragic death of Romeo and Juliet falls in the hands of the parents, its actually not that black and white. A lot of people had a part in their death, but the one most to blame is Friar Lawrence. To begin, the Montages and the Capulets were sworn enemies, making Romeo and Juliet forbidden to be together. Romeo goes to his friend Friar Lawrence and asks him to marry the two lovers in secret. When asked about the marriage Friar believed that, "this alliance may so happy prove/ To turn your households' rancor to pure love." (2.4.91-92). He agrees to marry them in hopes that the marriage between the two will unite their families and stop the feuding. As time went by Friar beliefs about the marriage started to change. He starts to believe that, "These violent delights have violent ends." (2.6.9), meaning that the marriage is hopeless and if it were to happen there would be a tragic ending one way or another. So Friar already knew in the back of his mind that the wedding …show more content…

Although that wasn’t the case since the wedding got moved up a day and so Juliet drinks the potion that night. Friar’s message about the plan doesn’t reach Romeo in time but he does hear about Juliet's “death”. Romeo decides that he cannot live without Juliet so he buys a vial of poison to kill himself. He goes to Verona to see Juliet and when he sees her laying dead body, he drinks the poison so that he can die right by her side. When Juliet awakes from the sleeping potion she sees that Romeo killed himself, she then tries to kill herself by kissing his poisoned lips but then also sticks his dagger in her chest to kill

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