In Act four, scene one the Friar was talking to Juliet and said this, “Take thou this vial, being then in bed, And this distilling liquor drink thou off’ When presently through all thy veins shall run A cold and drowsy humor; for no pulse” (4.1.93-95). The quote given shows the Friar speaking to Juliet about the potion he is giving her. The potion he is giving her is not going to kill her but put her to sleep for forty two hours. Within these forty two hours Juliet’s family holds a funeral. Romeo comes to her grave once it is over to see for himself that Juliet is truly “dead”.
When Juliet threatens to kill herself rather than marry paris, Friar proposes a plan. “ take thou this vial, being then in bed, and this distilling liquor drink thou off… shall Romeo by my letters know our drift. And hither shall he come.” Friar tells Juliet to drink a herbal essence that will cause her to seem dead. THinking that she is really dead, her sorrowing family will take her to the Capulet tomb, where Friar and Romeo will wait secretly for her to regain consciousness.
After the Friar gives Juliet sleeping potion to help her get out of marrying Paris, she questions whether he “‘hath ministered to have me dead’” (Shakespeare 4.4.25). Juliet pauses for a few moments before taking the potion because she wonders if the Friar is trying to kill her but she decides to drink it anyways. Later she appears as if she is dead and when her lover, Romeo, arrives and sees it makes him take his own life.
Before Juliet takes the potion, she asserts independence over Tybalt and also expresses “—Nurse!—What should she do here?” (4. 3. 19). Finally, before she drinks, she gives her independence to Romeo over her family saying, “Here’s drink. I drink to thee” (4. 3. 59-60).
That lead to a big misunderstanding. First, Friar Laurence gives Juliet a potion which will make her look dead, but it actually makes people sleep for 48 hours. Juliet drank it the night before the wedding with Paris so
Now that Juliet is (unwillingly) being wed to Paris, the Friar sees a solution in a vial of poison that will make Juliet seem as though she’s dead. His warning speech goes: “Take thou this vial, being then in bed / And this distilled liquor drink thou off / When presently through all thy veins shall run / A cold and drowsy humor, for no pulse / Shall keep his native progress, but surcease” (Act 4, Scene 1). Essentially, the Friar is warning Juliet of what how the poison will affect her. He instructs her to lay in bed as if asleep, and drink the liquid.
In the moment Romeo was too quick to think with many things, but one being the greatest. When Romeo say juliet 's dead body he went right away to kill himself without thinking first. “Here 's to my love, (Drinks Poison) I will die quickly, but i will kiss you once more”(Shakespeare 5.3.119-120). Romeo sees
Then, through letters, Romeo will be informed of this, to meet her as she awakes in the tomb, and they will run away together to Mantua. His plan has many variables that could go wrong, yet he does not consider the precariousness of any of it. He does not know whether the potion will even work in time for Romeo to find her, if at all, or if it will be her groom Paris to find her “dead”, or what would happen if Romeo does not receive the letters. The fact that he never even thinks about all of these major dangers demonstrates his naïvety. As the knowledgeable adult in the situation, what he needed to do was to guide Juliet to safer alternatives, perhaps discussing with Capulet.
This plan is for Juliet to drink a potion which simulates death so that she will be buried in the family tomb where Romeo can come and visit her. This plan works, Romeo is in the tomb waiting for Juliet to wake up, but someone is coming and Juliet hasn’t woke up yet, so Romeo drinks poison and dies.
Seeking to flee her father’s demands about marrying Paris, Juliet ran to Friar Lawrence in pursuit of a plan, or else threatening to take her own life. Once Friar Lawrence finally gave in to Juliet’s pleas, he comforted her by saying, “Let not the Nurse lie with thee in thy chamber. / Take thou this vial, being then in bed, / And this distilling liquor drink thou off” (4.1.92-94). This proposition made the entire Capulet family believe that Juliet was dead, but unfortunately it was not passed on to Romeo in the right means, which made him believe that Juliet was truly dead.
Juliet only loves Romeo so this drives her to go to Friar Laurence whereupon attempted suicide he prescribes a potion that will make her appear dead. Romeo and Juliet’s decision to be married starts a string of events including Juliet’s “death”, Romeo killing Paris, Romeo killing himself, and Juliet killing
During Romeo’s time in Mantua, he started to plot a way to get back to Verona and get Juliet back. Before he was sent off to Mantua they made a plan for Juliet to drink a potion made by Friar Lawrence that would make her seem dead. After her family thought that they had found Juliet dead in her room they would have no choice but to place her in the family tomb, where Romeo would come to get her to run off and live their life together. The plan would have worked out as planned if it was not for Juliet’s parents suddenly making the decision to marry her to Paris, and they would be married very soon.
She had taken to the potion to be reunited with Romeo and that hope is all ripped away the second she find Romeo dead next to her. Romeo and Juliet shows that decisions made with good intentions often have grave consequences. Romeo and Juliet shows that when people tried to help Romeo and Juliet's with their relationship to make it successful it ultimately turned out horribly. Like Newton’s laws, every action has an equal and opposite reaction the reaction seems to be rather on the negative spectrum of things with this particular
He had given Juliet, who was begging for help, a small vial containing the liquid that would fake Juliet’s death. When the time had come, he depended too much on Friar John, and Romeo received the wrong news. Romeo had thought that Juliet was dead and went back to Verona with a bottle of poison to kill himself. Quickly, Friar Lawrence ran to stop him, only to find Romeo dead and Juliet waking up.