The dictionary defines tragedy as; an event causing great suffering, destruction, and distress. Romeo and Juliet for sure is a tragedy with many deaths and a not so happy ending. There could be a finger pointed for the chain of events that occurs. Abraham should be pardoned for his part in the story where Prince and Friar John should be punished. There are people that could have done something differently in this play to prevent the many deaths and tragedies from happening. Prince is one of those people. The prince is someone who has authority over the whole city and could have done something about the two families fighting. “Prince has the power and he shows it when he banishes Romeo-Therefore use none: let Romeo hence in haste, Else, …show more content…
Friar John was placed with a very important task of delivering a letter to Romeo telling him that Romeo was not actually dead. Friar Lawrence says this “This same should be the voice of Friar John.Welcome from Mantua: what says Romeo? Or, if his mind be writ, give me his letter.” (act 5 scene 2) before he finds out Friar John didn’t do what he asked him to do. Friar John did not get the letter to Romeo and because of that three people died. The letter would have told Romeo that Juliet was not dead and that there would have been no reason for him to kill himself and then he would not have killed Paris. If he was not dead Juliet would not have felt the need to kill herself either. Friar John should also be punished because he didn’t do what he said he was going to do. Friar John promised Friar Lawrence that he would get the letter to Romeo as fast as he could but he did indeed fail at doing so. Friar Lawrence realized when John told him he didn’t give Romeo the letter that things were going to go downhill fast. Friar John should be punished for not doing what he said he would because it laid in the fate of three other peoples lives. Friar had a simple task of taking a letter to Romeo that could have prevented three people from dyeing and in that case I think he should be
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Should Friar Lawrence face legal and social consequences to his actions? Yes, he should. Not only did Friar Lawrence not tell Romeo and Juliet’s parents at the end when it was too late. He also married Romeo and Juliet in secret, gave Juliet a vial which is considered a drug and lastly made a plan that was not well planned out and even though Friar Lawrence got what he wanted but it wasn’t in the way he planned, because the kids that he used both ended up dead at the end and he only ended up telling the parent when the church was at risk.
So he knew what they were capable doing to themselves. Although he stopped them first he never stopped them the second time because he was to busy talking to the other Friar. If he knew the letter didn’t make it to Romeo he should have realized that he would have killed himself because he was so madly in love with Juliet. Juliet tried to kill herself after Romeo had gotten banished because she couldn’t live without him. What in his right mind did he think she wouldn't kill herself for finding Romeo dead because the letter you sent to him never got to him.
Friar Lawrence then had another Friar deliver a message to Romeo of his pan with Juliet. However the message never made it to Romeo, leading him to believe like all others, that Juliet was dead. Romeo then traveled to Verona so that he may see Juliet one last time before he kills himself. Once Romeo made his way down to the Capulet’s vault, he had a confrontation with Paris that resulted in Paris’ death, making Paris yet another death in the Friars poor decisions.
The Irresponsible Deaths of Romeo and Juliet There is always that one person that does not listen to anyone no matter if they are given good or bad advice. That one person always ends up on the wrong path. That is the same story as “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”, by William Shakespeare. Who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Is it Friar Laurence, Tybalt, or even Romeo himself?
How far would one go to help those you love? I believe that there is a limit that one should go when helping someone. I believe in helping others but in Romeo and Juliet they took it too far. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, nurse should be pardoned and Friar Lawrence and Rosaline should be punished.
Friar Lawrence would take most of the blame for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet because he was an adviser to them and he was the one who gave Juliet the idea of drinking a 42hr sleeping potion which was not a good idea. He did everything he could to save this relationship but did he ever think twice before doing it? The Friar knew what was going on between Romeo and Juliet yet, he didn’t tell them to slow down, sit and talk to them about their relationship or try talking with both families and try to end the feud between them (if that was the case). He should’ve done something to prevent this from happening. And also, he shouldn’t have given the sleeping potion to Juliet.
He, meanwhile would send a note to Romeo informing him of the hoax that was being perpetrated on the Capulets and Paris, and asking Romeo to meet him at the graveyard where Juliet would greeted them alive and well. Unfortunately, the message never arrived. This was revealed when Friar John told Friar Laurence, " I could not send it, here it is again / Nor get a messenger to bring it thee" (5.2.14-15). Friar Laurence had not told the messenger the importance of the letter reaching Romeo. And, if Friar Laurence had followed the original agreement he made with Romeo: "Sojourn in Mantua; I 'll find out your man, /
This quote shows that Friar Lawrence is willing to help both Romeo and Juliet be together so he should not be responsible for their deaths. Even if it was his fault, Friar John would be the one to blame instead of Friar Lawrence because he was in charge of getting the letter to Romeo. Another quote that shows that Friar Lawrence is not to blame is when he says he would keep Romeo updated on Juliet even though he was not in Verona, “Or by the break of day disguised from hence. / Sojourn in Mantua. I’ll find out your man, /
Imagine a trusted counselor who betrays others by giving terrible advice. In Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, a similar situation occurs among Friar Lawrence, Romeo, and Juliet. The opposition believes that Friar Lawrence would not be responsible and it would be Romeo and Juliet’s fault due to do the several years of the hatred toward the two families. After analyzing all the information, it is Friar Lawrence’s fault for the death and Romeo and Juliet because the Friar constantly left out valuable information that he is supposed to tell Romeo or Juliet.
Friar Lawrence was the one to blame throughout the entire story. Although Friar Lawrence was just trying to help throughout the whole story, he was just causing problems that led to Romeo and Juliets death. The one problem was just miscommunication between Friar Lawrence, Friar John, and Romeo. “Who bar my letter, then, to Romeo?”(S.S, pg. 470).
So he wanted to kill himself and he did. Only because Friar Lawrence gave Juliet that potion. Friar Lawrence also failed to get the plan to Romeo and that caused Romeo to emotionally breakdown. Friar John did not get the letter to him because they would not let him out, so it is not Friar John’s fault. Friar Lawrence should have planned
This quick solution, made by Romeo, caused the deaths of Paris, who was killed by Romeo while on the way to Juliet’s tomb, Juliet, who awoke to Romeo’s dead body and chose to take her life to be with him, Lady Montague, who died the instant she heard of Romeo’s death, and Romeo himself, through drinking poison. The reasoning for the letter being unable to reach Romeo, according the Friar John was ‘So fearful were they of infection (Shakespeare 5:2 Line 17)’. This proves the point that Friar Laurence only relied on people within the church system rather than an outside force. The death of the four characters could have been avoided if Friar Laurence had relied on the Montague’s messenger boy, Balthasar, who easily was able to inform Romeo about Juliet’s supposed death could have also easily given Friar’s letter to Romeo which would have, in the end, caused the deaths of these four characters to be avoided in the long
Since Romeo never found out this information and assuming that Juliet was dead, it led him to kill himself. All in all it is clear to see that Friar Lawrence is to blame for the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet. When Romeo sought out help of Friar Lawrence, Friar Lawrence should not have interfered with the families ongoing feud. When Friar Lawrence told Juliet to take the potion
When instructed by the pontiff to take a letter outlining the very important plan to reunite the two lovers to Romeo, Friar John was merely told to deliver the letter to Romeo in Mantua. “By my brotherhood, The letter was not nice but full of charge, Of dear import, and the neglecting it May do much danger,” Friar Lawrence cried when he learned Romeo had not received the letter (Shakespeare, Act 5, Scene 2, Line 18-21). In this, Friar Lawrence trusted a fellow friar who was not aware of the stakes because Lawrence had refused to reveal anything, highlighting his ignorance in the matter. Not understanding the critical nature of the note, Friar John made a detour to a fellow brother, preventing him from reaching Romeo, which was another ripple caused by Friar
Pardoned or Punished Have you ever read Romeo and Juliet and wondered who should be punished for their deaths? In the book Romeo and Juliet written by Shakespeare and guy named Romeo and a girl named Juliet met at a party and get married the next day but can not tell people because their families are in a feud. Juliet’s father Lord Capulet tries to make her marry someone else. This makes her go to Friar Lawrence, the one who married her and Romeo, and he gives her potion that will bring her close to death. Romeo thinks she is dead and kills himself.