How Did The Friar Cause Romeo And Juliet's Death

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The person who caused all of the problems in Romeo and Juliet is Friar Lawrence. In the story The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare The Friar makes some pretty pour choices which ultimately led to most of the deaths in the story. The reasons why I think the Friar cause most of this is because one, The guy faked Juliet's death without informing Romeo beforehand he sent it after Juliet had drank the potion and the wedding date changed. Secondly, he married Romeo and Juliet in secrecy, but neither family gave him consent to do so. Also, he trusted somebody with a letter of great importance to deliver to Romeo and if he would have delivered it himself Romeo and Juliet would not have committed suicide. Lastly, when Juliet saw Romeo was dead she would not come out of the…show more content…
He was trying to help reunite the families by doing this but he didn't think it all the way through so out of stupidity he married them. The quote to support to support this claim is from when the Friar is about to marry the two in the street with the help of the Nurse, as they are waiting he pulls Romeo aside and gives him some luck. “"So smile the heavens upon this holy act / That after-hours with sorrow chide us not!” (Act II Scene VI lines 1-2 Shakespeare). In other words he’s saying, May the heavens be happy with this holy act of marriage, so nothing unfortunate happens later to make us regret it. The reason that this marriage was so bad was because Romeo and Juliet were both very young to get married and Romeo was not very mature. Secondly, the friar regrets marrying the two and says, "These violent delights have violent ends / And in their triumph die, like fire and powder" (Act II Scene VI lines 9-10). This quote proves why this was a bad decision to marry the
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