Friar Lawrence To Blame For Romeo And Juliet Research Paper

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a classic masterpiece about the tragic story of two young lovers. These lovers disregard their family's ongoing feud and fall in love which ends horribly. The question of whom to blame for the tragic ending has been argued for centuries. However, one can argue that Frair Lawernce is specifically to blame for the tragic ending because he was the one that married Romeo and Juliet, gave Juliet the potion to fake her death, and ran away instead of helping Juliet when Romeo killed himself. First, Friar Lawrence is the one to blame for the tragic ending because he married Romeo and Juliet in hopes that it would end the family's feud. If Friar Lawrence had never married the lovers then most of the events leading up to the ending would have never happened. Friar Lawrence married the two of them when they were too young to get married and he did not do his job as being a good role model for the young lovers. He didn’t hesitate to marry the lovers or even try to talk to them about the decision they were making. He should have told the parents about the secret marriage because both of the lovers were still minors. …show more content…

When Juliet was in trouble Frair Lawerence found the solution by giving her a potion that would make her fall asleep for 42 hours so she would be presumed dead and could run away with Romeo. This plan caused everyone pain because everyone thought Juliet was dead. This started the chain reactions to the ending of the play. “Take thou this vial, being then in bed, and this distilling liquor drink thou off. When presently through all thy veins shall run cold and drowsy humor, for no pulse shall keep his native progress, but surcease” (Shakespeare 183). This quote describes the instructions that Friar Larence gave Juliet for when she drinks the

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