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Friar Lawrence Should Be Punished In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Pardoned or Punished
Have you ever read Romeo and Juliet and wondered who should be punished for their deaths? In the book Romeo and Juliet written by Shakespeare and guy named Romeo and a girl named Juliet met at a party and get married the next day but can not tell people because their families are in a feud. Juliet’s father Lord Capulet tries to make her marry someone else. This makes her go to Friar Lawrence, the one who married her and Romeo, and he gives her potion that will bring her close to death. Romeo thinks she is dead and kills himself. She wakes up to him dead so she kills herself by stabbing herself. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Benvolio should be pardoned and Lord Capulet and Friar Lawrence should be punished for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
Friar Lawrence should be punished because did not have the best of judgement. Friar Lawrence knew it was probably not a good idea to marry them but he did anyways because he thought it would end the family feud. Friar Lawrence says “ In one respect I’ll thy assistant be;/ For this alliance may so happy
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Benvolio did whatever he could to stay away from trouble and getting into fights. He says “The day is hot; the Capulets abroad; / And if we meet we shall not ‘scape a brawl, / For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring (Shakespeare III. i. 2-4). This shows that he tried to stay away from fighting with the Capulets because he knows Romeo is in love with a Capulet. He also tries to help Romeo in the beginning. He tries to help him get over Rosaline a girl he was in love with. He does this by making him go to a party and telling him she will be there along with every other beautiful girl. This shows he was not doing anything to try to harm Romeo he was trying to help him because he knew Romeo was sad about a girl he thought he loved. The deaths of Romeo and Juliet was not caused from Benvolio’s decisions and actions in the
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