Friar Lawrence To Blame For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet Final Essay Romeo and Juliet is a great story, however after reading it one may be left with the thought of who was at fault for their deaths some say Romeo and Juliet’s parents others say themselves. In my opinion when it comes to deaths of Romeo and Juliet I believe that Friar Lawrence is to blame for the deaths because when he agrees to marry Juliet he only agrees because he believed it would bring peace within the two feuding families, he provides Juliet with a potion that “kills her” without Romeo knowing, as well as leaves Juliet alone with Romeo’s dead body. When Romeo explains to Friar Lawrence about marrying him to Juliet he is hesitant about it but goes along because he thinks it might be a way to end the feud. …show more content…

Once at Friar Lawrence's church she explains the situation to him and how she would rather kill herself, he suggests she take a potion which will put her to sleep for forty two hours and will make it seem like she died. This is all happening without Romeo being aware of anything. For example, when friar Lawrence says “take this vial and, when you’re in bed, drink the liquid inside”(Shakespeare 4.1) He explains to Juliet what to do and after letting her know that Romeo will be sent a letter explaining everything, she agrees. This shows that Juliet was trusting Friar Lawrence's …show more content…

Romeo, heartbroken and hurt buys a poison and heads to visit Juliet at her tomb. Once there he faces Paris, they fight and Romeo kills Paris. He enters the tomb and sees his beloved wife laying there, not knowing Juliet will wake up soon he drinks the poison and dies next to her. Once Juliet awakes, she finds Romeo's dead body, shortly after friar Lawrence enters the tomb and sees the dead Romeo and that Juliet had awoken, however he can’t be there for long and must leave. He tells Juliet, “Come on, good Juliet, I cannot stay here any longer”(Shakespeare 5.3) and leaves after. Friar Lawrence knew that, for Romeo Juliet would do anything and proceeded to leave her there by herself with the dead body. Juliet being broken stabs herself with Romeo’s

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