Most people see William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as a romantic love story of two teens who killed themselves for each other, but who is really to blame here? Friar Laurence is at fault for their deaths because he married Romeo and Juliet, did not have a good plan set up, and left Juliet alone in the tomb. One reason why Friar Laurence is at fault is because in Act Two, Scene Three, Romeo asks Friar Lawrence to marry him and Juliet secretly. Friar Lawrence told Romeo he had doubts because they had just met, also, Romeo had just been so in love with Rosaline the day before, and should wait. Romeo disagreed, and the friar gave in and married them anyway.
Of the many people who are at fault for the tragic death of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence is the one responsible. This is partially because he was the one who married the two lovers. In act 2 scene 6 the Friar states “For, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone Till holy church incorporate two into one” (2.6, 37-40). Proving that he was the one that married the lovers. By marrying them he destined Romeo and Juliet to be forsaken by trouble from their families’ feud.
Have you ever thought “who’s fault is it really in Romeo and Juliet?” I think it is the Friar Lawrence, he’s most responsible because even though Romeo and Juliet came up with the idea marriage, the friar was the one who followed through with their idea. So first, he let them and married them. Second, he arranged Juliet’s fake death. Third he didn’t get the note to Romeo fast enough. In my opinion I think the most to blame is the Friar Lawrence.
This is why they secretly ask Friar Laurence to marry them in secret. If Friar didn’t marry them it would of not started the chain reactions of events that occur next. The play ends with three tragic deaths; those including being Romeo and Juliet. Friar Laurence is mostly to blame for the tragic events in Romeo and Juliet, because of he did things in secret, not communicating clearly, and not executing his plans. The first reason why Friar Laurence is to blame is because he married Romeo and Juliet.
Mail Mishap In the story Romeo and Juliet, Friar John failed to deliver a letter about Friar Lawrence’s plan a simple mistake lead to grave consequences, the tragic death of Romeo and Juliet. However, it was Romeo’s choice to get poison to kill himself to be with Juliet which pushed Juliet to kill herself when she found out that he was dead. Romeo was ultimately responsible for his own death and that of Juliet’s. He was the one who asked for, ”A dram of poison, such soon-speeding gear as will disperse itself through all the veins” (Rom.5.1.60-61). If he didn’t rush to buy the poison of his own will and take it to die next to the sleeping Juliet, he would have gotten the letter eventually.
The end of this story isn’t pretty, so whose fault was it? Friar Lawrence is the character most to blame for the tragic events in Romeo and Juliet because he was the character who assisted throughout the entire situation that Romeo and Juliet had. He agreed to marry the young lovers even though he was aware that their families were feuding, and he aided in Romeo and Juliet
There are several people who could be to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet's, but who is completely responsible for their death? I believe Friar Lawrence is the one who is responsible for both of their deaths. The Friar did many things he shouldn't have done in the first place. Friar Lawrence knew to which family Romeo and Juliet belonged to. But, he still married them knowing the consequences that could bring.
It has been argued, that the major reasons for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths are the involvement of Friar Lawrence, fate and foolishness. Their love ended early without much thought by either character. Juliet’s condition was not communicated in time to Romeo by Friar Lawrence, and Lawrence’s fail to inform Romeo only made the situation worse. Lawrence’s suspicions of Romeo’s feelings, and his decision to reaction to Romeo and Juliet’s pleas with irrational thought put the couple in danger. These reasons should be considered responsible for the death of the star-crossed
Throughout the play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, the Nurse and Friar Laurence played similar roles, both acting as mentors to the young couple. The hatred and tension between the Montagues and Capulets resulted in Romeo and Juliet’s marriage being kept a secret. They had no other choice then to confide their love for one another to the Nurse and Friar Laurence. Romeo and Juliet had warring parents who were not extremely involved in their everyday lives, therefore, the Nurse and Friar Laurence acted as parental figures toward them, guiding them through complicated situations to the best of their ability. These two characters wanted the best for the newlywed couple; however, both contributed to the tragic ending of Romeo and Juliet, making some of their guidance useful and some of it useless.
In the play, Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, two star crossed lovers are forced to take their lives. A series of misfortunate events cause the young couple to commit suicide for each other, but who could had lead them to this breaking point? Clues in the story cause the reader to think that Friar Lawrence is the one to blame. Friar Lawrence is a hypocrite, and defied virtues of a friar. Everyday Romeo and Juliet would go and talk to Friar Lawrence about what they have been thinking about or difficult events that had been happening.