He then performs the marriage of Romeo and Juliet and even fabricates a foolish plan to keep them together when Juliet is forced to marry Paris. He also leaves Juliet alone in the tomb after she awakens to find her beloved Romeo dead. Friar Lawrence is a moral man, but his hubris leads to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo considers the Friar someone he can confide in, and he tells the Friar of his newfound love for Juliet. The Friar’s excessive pride allows him to agree to wed Romeo and Juliet, hoping he can bring the Montagues and Capulets together, though these families hatred spans generations.
He married them thinking it would stop the fighting between two households, and it did, but the young pair had to die in the process of making it so. His helping moved the story along and also kept Romeo and Juliet from killing themselves early on in the story. By advising them he advanced the plot and told them what they should do to be with each other, and to keep Juliet from being married to two men at once. Romeo 's rash decision on killing himself threw all of the Friar 's help down the drain. The result of Friar Lawrence 's council still ended with Romeo and Juliet 's untimely
As a Friar, Friar Lawrence does not use his ability and skills wisely to marry the madly in love couple. He assumed that marrying the teenage Romeo and Juliet would stop the long-lasting feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. “But come, young waverer, come, go with me. In one respect I’ll thy assistant be, for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” (Shakespeare, 2.3) Not only did Friar Lawrence irresponsibly marry Romeo and Juliet after the naïve
Friar thought that Romeo did not love Juliet and was rushing into this to quickly. After thinking about what Romeo had said Friar decided to marry Romeo and Juliet, because he thought it would benefit himself, because the two families would finally be at
Friar Lawrence is most responsible because he is the one who marries Romeo and Juliet. The Friar could have easily said no to Romeo and Juliet, but the Friar instead married them in hopes to unite the two families and he became involved in their lives and he eventually leads them to their deaths. The day after Romeo meets Juliet, he rushes to the Friar to tell him he wants to marry Juliet. Friar agrees and tell him, “ In one respect I’ll thy
As the teens, were experiencing something neither of them have ever been through, they looked up to the older adults who had more experience and wisdom then them who was the Nurse and Friar Lawrence. The Friar knew exactly what he was getting into by marrying Romeo and Juliet, as he describes it as "Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast" (2.iii.101). However, it is obvious the reason Friar Lawrence decided to help Romeo and that was for personal benefit. He thought if he could help marry Romeo and Juliet together, that he would get the recognition for stopping the feud between the two houses.
/ then love-devouring death do what he dare, / It is enough I may but call her mine” (2.6.6-8). Romeo didn’t think about the consequences, or even the future. He just wanted to marry her right away as fast as he could. So many times, Romeo and Juliet let their emotions get in the way of common sense while choosing between choices. It could be hate, where all they wanted at that point in time was to hurt someone or get revenge.
Another point to consider is the consummation of love cited in the original writing; Even though the love between the two was passionate, the couple only consummates their love after they are married, something that prevents them from losing the sympathy of the public. It is possible that Romeo and Juliet function as an equation of love and sex, with death. Throughout the tragedy, he and she fantasize about this "fulminating equality", usually attributed to a lover. For example, Mr. Capulet is the one who first realizes Julieta 's "death", comparing this factor with the deflowering of his daughter, and, a little later, Julieta compares, erotically, Romeo with death. Just before committing suicide, he decides to use
Juliet doesn’t know that romeo is there but she is talking to herself and is wishing that they didn’t half to do deal with the feud anymore so that way her and Romeo could be together. However, the effects of the feud between the families results in romeo and juliets courageous decision to secretly get married. Due to the feud, Romeo and Juliet must get married secretly and they are allowed to do so because of friar lawrence.
Everything happened the way it did for a reason that is why they died the way they did. I also have valid reasoning as to why this situation is fate and not free will. It was always Romeo faith to meet Juliet from the time he was born to the time he died. Romeo didn’t just happen to crash the party that juliet’s family was throwing. He also didn’t just happen to miss the mailman that had his letter in it with the plan.
While I know Romeo is the the cause of his and Juliets death some might argue that it was the friar Lawrence who was the cause of the deaths. To argue for this one might say it was his fault because he allowed Romeo and Juliet to get married even though their families were arch rivals, also you could say it was his fault because he gave the sleeping potion to Juliet and did not tell Romeo she was only sleeping. While those are good points friar Lawrence wasn 't the one who made Romeo and Juliet get married it was their choice. furthermore it wasn 't his fault that Juliet drank the sleeping potion Juliet had free will like any human and it was her decision to to drink It. Finally Friar Lawrence didn 't need to tell Romeo that Juliet was only sleeping because anyone I mean anyone could tell that she was still alive because she still had color in her cheeks.
This was where the Prince said “If you do not stop these outbreaks, you’ll pay with your lives.” Although the Capulets and Montagues tried to keep their hatred to themselves, Mercutio and Tybalt, the young people of each house, did not. The reason the family feud killed Juliet Capulet was because if the feud had not existed, Romeo and Juliet could have lived in peace and harmony. Furthermore, had the feud not existed, Friar Lawrence would not have had to keep their marriage a secret. Then, Friar would not have had to fake Juliet’s death so she could see Romeo after he killed Tybalt. Also Romeo would not have had to kill himself because he thought Juliet died but really, she drank the potion from the Friar.
The person, who is responsible for the deaths, is none-the-less the Friar. Without the Friar, Romeo and Juliet would have never taken their own life, and the lives of many others would not have been lost. First of all, the Friar never should of married Romeo and Juliet without their parent’s consent. Even though the friar had good intentions, it was a bad idea. The Friar new it was a bad idea because he said, “But come, young waverer, come, go with me, In one respect I’ll thy assistant be…” This means that the friar will help Romeo with his secret wedding.