Friar Lawrence To Blame In Romeo And Juliet

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The fault of lives taken, regarding Romeo and Juliet In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, two families, the Montagues and the Capulets, have disputed for countless years. The Montagues have a son Romeo and the Capulets, have a young daughter, Juliet, Romeo and Juliet fall in love rapidly. The couple is not only separated from family, but they are also separated by Juliet's suitor, Paris, whom her parents wish her to marry. Juliet depressed by this asks Friar Lawrence for a nostrum, this will make her fall into what may be called a coma, except she will mistaken for dead. The desultory plan is unknown to Romeo, He is so saddened by his lover's death, he kills himself in her tomb. Once Juliet wakes up and realizes he is dead, …show more content…

In Act IV, Friar Lawrence assures Juliet that Romeo will be notified by Friar John, when he says, ¨Hold, get you gone, be strong and prosperous/In this resolve; I'll send a friar with speed/ To mantua, with letters to thy lord.”(Act IV, Scene I). Friar Lawrence sends Friar John to deliver the message to Romeo, however Friar John is stuck in a little village because there is a sickness that is spreading and he was not aloud to leave. Friar Lawrence should have delivered the message himself to make sure Romeo was informed. The situation was critical and needed to be handled by himself only. Surely Friar Lawrence could return from Mantua in time. As a result of the lack of preparation Friar Lawrence is responsible for the death of Romeo. Romeo was convinced that Juliet was dead, That is why he committed suicide, If he had known the plan he would have still been alive and so would …show more content…

First, he agrees to marry a young couple even though they only knew each other for a couple of days, then when he helped Juliet escape her second marriage to Paris, He did not properly inform Romeo of the plan, together with leaving Juliet in the tomb. The Friar could easily prevented both of their deaths, although he did not try at all. The blame of their deaths should fall entirely on Friar Lawrence, although some people argue that it is Romeo and Juliet's faults themselves. This is not true because they are teenagers and they need authority figures like Friar Lawrence to guide them not encourage them. The whole situation is very complex, however, the simple fact is that it could all be prevented. Although Friar Lawrence had good intentions of marrying the couple he was too self centered to help Juliet and Romeo when planning. This story stood the test of time because the poetry and the plot line. The story can be very relatable to many other situations. This story tells us about human nature by describing the complex situations we choose to involve ourselves in. We make our lives very difficult sometimes when we are passionate about certain ideas. We are also not all perfect and sometimes we need help from others. This also tells us that sometimes people disappoint you or not fulfill promises made and you have to pay for them

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