The marriage of Romeo and Juliet, overseen by Friar Lawrence, was the first of many mistakes Friar made. He married Romeo and Juliet for all the wrong reasons. When Romeo first came to Friar and told him that he had found someone else to love, Friar did not think that they should be together. He immediately scolded Romeo for getting over Rosaline to quickly and said that Romeo only loved Juliet for her beauty. “Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here!
Responsibility and tragedy seem like two ideas that do not fit together. The play, Romeo and Juliet breaks that stereotypical thinking. Two star-crossed lovers who mistakenly and tragically take their own lives, and someone is responsible for their ends. Friar Lawrence is most responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death because he is the one who marries them “in secret,” and he also poorly executed their plan to escape to Mantua, where Romeo had been exiled to. Friar Lawrence is most responsible because he is the one who marries Romeo and Juliet.
Friar Lawrence irresponsibly married Romeo and Juliet after the naïve couple only knew each other for 24 hours. Friar Lawrence’s irresponsible nature involved: hiding the marriage from the feuding families, advising Juliet to fake her death, along with abandoning suicidal Juliet when she needed guidance and adult supervision. All of these poor decisions resulted to the suicide of Romeo and Juliet. When one thinks of the title Friar, the title itself is a title of higher expectations. As a Friar, Friar Lawrence does not use his ability and skills wisely to marry the madly in love couple.
Again, the fact that Friar John was quarantined shows how just the tiniest error, like going to the wrong friend to join you on a journey, can ruin all plans. (Shakespeare 5.2) In this scene, Friar Laurence explains how it’s very dangerous that the letter was not sent, as Romeo then has no idea that Juliet isn’t really dead and that she is faking her death. This, of course, leads to Romeo’s death, and then shortly after, Juliet’s death. What was supposed to be a plan to escape and live happily ever after as a married couple, goes horribly wrong and ends in the deaths of the two people the plan was made for in the first place. Another somewhat minor mistake that changes the future is Romeo and Juliet’s mistake to pursue their love.
He could have told Romeo’s parents that Romeo was in love or even married to Juliet. Instead, he waited for them to figure it out for themselves. He could have told Juliet’s parents that she was actually alive when they were burying her. “Your part in her you could not keep from death, But heaven keeps his part in eternal life.” (Shakespeare 4.5.75-76). He just flat out lied to her parents.
Friar is to blame, not only for one action that contributed to their death, but for three actions. 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
William Shakespeare created a beautiful tale with both love and loss; it is called Romeo and Juliet. Romeo meets Juliet they fall in love and then kill themselves in a double suicide? This did not have to happen ,but did. Some blame Romeo and Juliet themselves and even the nurse, while they might have contributed into the death of the two star crossed lovers. Romeo and Juliet were young; they didn 't know any better, and the nurse did not want Juliet to feel as though she betrayed her.
Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one's own death, usually due to mental or emotional conflict. Although both of the two star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, commit this act due to their forbidden love, it is not the only contribution to their deaths. It is reasonable to blame their tragedy of double-suicide on fate. But, more realistically, mistakes are made because they are young, naive, and not being counselled properly. Romeo and Juliet, a theatrical romantic tragedy assumed to be written by William Shakespeare in 1596, is a play in which adults and friends fail in their duties to influence the two lovers to make proper decisions, which lead to the heartbreaking deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
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
In the beginning we saw Romeo in love with Rosaline and Shakespeare intentionally added that aspect of Romeos life in the beginning so we could see how easily he could “fall in love” with a new girl. This goes to show how we should not trust anything of what Romeo says he feels but Juliet falls on his every word because it is the better alternative to marrying Paris. Both Romeo and Juliet had acted impulsively with their feelings and selfishly with how they acted on them. They knew that their being together would be a hardship on themselves end others but they selfishly continued without thinking about the toll it would bring to the community. They planned to run away from the rest of the world and Juliet pretended to be dead only later for both of them to kill themselves.