Friar Lawrence To Blame In Romeo And Juliet

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Azim Ullah Ms. Bell ENG2DN January 18th 2023 Fate or fault? There are many characters who are adoring, but even those characters could be the cause of the difficulties in the lovely story about star-crossed lovers. In the Elizabethan tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, By William Shakespeare, there persists a question of who is to blame for the dreadful downfall in the play. Is it Capulet for his selfish desires and rash decisions? Or is it Friar Lawrence for his incapability to follow his own advice and extremely poor planning? Or is it even the adoring Romeo at the center of the story and his impulsiveness and violentness? Predictably, these characters are to blame for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. The play build up …show more content…

Friar Lawrence is an ultimate example of what not to do, rather than making a fool-proof plan he instead has a poorly laid out plan that could have gone better if he listened his own advice he would not have been one the prime causes of the death of Romeo and Juliet. To begin, the Friar was foolish to say the least, rather than thinking about planning thoroughly he somehow failed to see what was wrong and did not think about what could go wrong. For example, Juliet is being ill-treated by her parents she goes to the Friar for help and a way to fix her problems. The friar taking her in open arms then gave her a plan which, in his own words, was “Now, when the bridegroom in the morning comes. To rouse thee from thy bed, there art thou dead. Then, as the manner of our country is. In thy best robes uncovered on the bier. Thou shalt be borne to that same ancient vault”(4.1 108-112). His plan just had too many uncontrolled variables which he himself should have taken note of. To explain why, his plan was unethical because nobody knew about the plan, he did not take into account what would happen if Romeo found out of Juliet's death and how he did not make sure Romeo actually got the letter. The Friar is letting everything go downhill with his plan he should be making sure Romeo knew about the plan and maybe supervised Juliet while she is unconscious. . The plan was too uncoordinating and because of it Romeo and Juliet are to paying with their lives. To add to that, The Friar did not listen to his own advice he did the complete opposite of it instead and he did not catch his feet until it was too late. In particular, the Friar’s recurring advice of not rushing and taking it slow is shown when he sais “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast” (2.3 94). He himself is the prime example of hasting his actions which is against his advice. As a result of

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