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.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare has toyed with the emotions of its audience members for centuries. The play’s main characters, Romeo and Juliet, love one another in spite of the feud between their families and later on, in the wallows of grief, each take their own life. While the characters both meet their end tragically, it was their choices that realistically led them down that path. The cause of the two “star-crossed lovers” final end is not due to fate or destiny, but by their own foolish hands.
Romeo was deeply in love with Rosaline and wanted to be with her and get married. “For beauty starved with her severity…She is too fair, too wise, wisely too fair, to merit bliss by making me despair: She hath forsworn to love, and in that vow…” (Romeo and Juliet 1.1.210-214) Romeo thought that Rosaline was everything he was looking for. Rosaline on the other hand did not care for Romeo, or from what the play tells us. Romeo moved on past Rosaline at a party the Capulets were throwing. If Romeo had not moved onto Juliet many, if not all, characters would have still been alive.
Friar Lawrence warned them about moving too fast, but he proved to be a hypocrite when he quickly married them. With this single decision, he became tangled in their mess of miscommunication and passion. The young lovers had a love so strong that it blinded their view of reality
Former French Military Leader, Napoleon I, outlined the basis of fate, a topic that many people cannot wrap their heads around. He once stated, “Our hour is marked and no one can claim a moment of life beyond what fate has predestined” Life is started by being born, and over by dying. We never know exactly when we are born or die. Even though these two import aspects of life are destined to happen, what occurs in between cannot change the outcome. Even important decisions that can change the present will not be able to change what will occur at the end.
Friar Lawrence’s first mistake was allowing Romeo and Juliet to be able to be married so quickly without thinking it through. The Friar had intentions hoping that if he married Romeo and Juliet, it may save the family feud and put it past the families. In the play Friar Lawrence
He is to blame because he married off Romeo and Juliet without anyone knowing. Then when things got more serious and needed a letter delivered to Romeo, the friar forgot to inform the messenger of how important it was before he set off and it was already too late when he arrived back. Fate can’t be the reason for tragedy because there is too much evidence placing the blame on the friar. At the end of the story he even admits his mistakes. Because of the friar there was never a story of more woe than the tale of Romeo and
The audience and a few others are aware of it but many in the play are not. This rings true when Tybalt tries to fight Romeo. Tybalt calls him a villain and Romeo responds by saying “Tybalt, the reason I have to love thee Doth much excuse the appertaining rage.” (III.I.58-59)He is saying we are supposed to be friends, You don’t know why but this is the reason I will not fight you.
Is Rosaline whom thou didst love so dear, so soon forsaken?”(2.3.65), this shows that Romeo shocked Friar Lawrence with his feelings towards someone other than Rosaline so quickly. Romeo says, “’ll go along, no such sight to be shown, But to rejoice in splendor of mine own.’’ (2.5.104), showing that he fully planned on only looking at Rosaline, and not wanting another lady. This changed very quickly. Romeo was truly in love with Rosaline, not Juliet.
This quote, which was hours after Romeo first met Juliet, explicitly shows how quick Romeo was to immediately fall for Juliet and want her to be his almost immediately. It is human instinct to want to jump immediately into romance when you truly begin to like someone, but by following this rush, Romeo only ended up hurting Juliet and his chances together. This could have been simply evaded by moving at a slow, calculated pace to appease their families and also to sort out a plan where the two can escape together. Following instinct only lead them to
He wanted to reassure Juliet that she would once again see Romeo but, this plan was made on the spot with evaluation in it. Once the plan of meeting up with Romeo does not go according and Romeo is dead, Friar Laurence has no backup plan with Juliet. .”Thy husband in thy bosom there lies dead; And Paris too. Come, I’ll dispose of thee Among a sisterhood of holy nuns”(V.iii.168-170). It is realized all the planning that Friar Laurence put into this plan he knows because now Romeo is dead and he wants to leave Juliet in monastery they are too deep into the plan to get out.
There are several people that could be blamed for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet however, Friar Lawrence is the one who is truly to blame for Romeo and Juliet's deaths. He is most to blame out of all people for many obvious reasons. Friar Lawrence is most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he was the one who married the two lovers even though they weren't suppose to be married, gave Juliet this deadly potion,and he feels so guilty at the end which means he knows he's to blame. Friar Laurence was the wise adviser to Romeo and Juliet. He kept their secret and helped them be together.
Shakespeare uses monologue, in Romeo and Juliet, to reveal how attentive Friar Lawrence was to portray that one would try to direct another, who has gone astray, toward the right path. After the prince declared Romeo is banished from Verona, Romeo was crying “tears [that were] womanish” about his banishment on the floor of Friar Lawrence’s chamber (Romeo and Juliet 3.3.120). Friar thought Romeo had matured after his mishap with Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt, but saw that he was an “unseemingly woman in a seeming man”(3.3.122). He then began to understand that Romeo’s “wild acts” were caused by “the unreasonable fury of the beast” inside him (3.3.120-21). Friar couldn’t believe that Romeo had chosen to “[kill] the love which [he] hast vowed to cherished” and he reminded him that “[he], the dear love [had sworn], but was a hollow perjury”(3.3.138-39).
In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence’s insensibility causes him to give Romeo and Juliet rash advice, leading to the pair of star-crossed lovers’ ultimate doom. When Romeo seeks advice from Friar Lawrence in hopes that he can marry him with Juliet, the Friar agrees, in hope of “[turning the] households’ rancor to pure love” (2.3.99). However, as an adult, and as a man that others seek for help, Friar Lawrence should have put more thought into the different ways the families could react by the marriage. The Friar should have realized that there was a big possibility that the Capulets and Montagues would be angered by the wedding. Instead, he makes his decisions upon the improbable idea of reconcilement through marriage.
In the play, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, there are many controversial decisions made primarily by Friar Lawrence that led to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence assisted Romeo and Juliet in getting married without the consent of their parents. He also was responsible for giving Juliet a potion that made her appear dead while she waited for Romeo to return. Lastly, Friar Lawrence made the mistake of trusting somebody else to give Romeo a letter informing him of the potion Juliet took.