Love. Catastrophe. Death. In this play, two teenagers fall in love in the matter of hours. Their love is forbidden because of a rancor between their families. As they arrange a marriage behind everyone’s back, everything seems to be testing them; including a fight that broke out and ended in Tybalt’s murder and Romeo being banished from his hometown, Verona. Juliet could not go without being with her love, Romeo, and quickly had to find a way to be with him before her other marriage that her father arranged for her took place. As the friar arranges a plan for the two star-crossed lovers to reunite, things don’t work out the way they’re supposed to and end in the deaths of both characters. In Shakespeare’s, “Romeo and Juliet” Friar Laurence is to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths because he is devious and has a poor planning ability.
Even after Mercutio 's death and Romeo 's banishment, Friar Laurence did not see the destructiveness of Romeo and Juliet 's marriage. Instead, he continued to attempt to keep Romeo and Juliet together. The plan he concocted for this, however, was shortsighted, poorly thought out, and risky. Friar Laurence devised the plan in haste and in desperation because Juliet was there in the friar’s presence threatening suicide rather than marry Paris. “Unless thou tell me how I may prevent it. / If, in thy wisdom thou canst give no help, / Do but call my resolution wise, / And with this knife I 'll help it presently" (4.1.51-54). To appease Juliet, Friar Laurence gave her a potion to consume that would enable her to feign death, thereby averting marriage to Paris. 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, / Every good hap to you that chances have" (3.3.168-170), Balthasar could have delivered the letter to Romeo. However, because of Friar Laurence’s shortsightedness and lack of a contingency plan, he doomed those he tried
It’s no secret that young people are not very rational. They rush into things and often don’t consider the consequences of their actions. This isn’t their fault. It’s just their lack of experience in life. There are many examples of this in literature and television. One of the most famous plays in history, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, helps portray the idea that the impulsiveness of youth can have dire consequences.
Since Friar John did not deliver the message, Romeo's messenger heard Juliet had died and Romeo went to see her. When he reached her tomb, he killed himself by drinking a potion. When Juliet awoke with Friar Laurence, who then left without her, and she stabbed herself. Some people might say Friar Laurence is not at fault for this because he might have thought she was following, but he still should have checked. Since the beginning of Romeo and Juliet, both Romeo and Juliet had been extremely emotional and overdramatic. Friar Laurence knew that Juliet would be willing to commit suicide if anything happened to Romeo, so in all honesty Friar Laurence should of been keeping a close eye on
A story of love, cut short by a small part of unfortunate and sad death, as this is the story of Romeo and Juliet. In the play, Romeo and Juliet, there are two lovers that cannot be together because of their families past. In current day, the rivalry has nothing to do with Romeo and Juliet themselves, as it is just an unfortunate coincidence that forbids the two from being with each other. In the play, Romeo at times acts very impulsively to fill his desires, and get what he wants. However, through doing this, he only fixes a situation immediately, and does not fix any issues in the long run of things. Romeo reacts this way to many of these situations in the story. Acting impulsively for one’s desires leads to many bad events because it does
In the play Romeo and Juliet one of the main characters, Romeo, is a rather impulsive fellow who acts on what he sees and feels. He falls in love in the blink of an eye and just as fast he can get over it. He is always impulsive but when he finds himself in love his impulsiveness doubles. Romeo’s impulsive decisions causes his love, Juliet, to ultimately get killed. Romeo makes a lot of stupid decisions that gets Juliet killed but I only need two to get my point across.
One reason why Romeo was impulsive was because he had fallen in love with Juliet at first sight. A few days prior, he was love sick about Rosaline, and confessing his love about her, but the moment he set eyes on Juliet, he was struck with love once again. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo
“Impulsive actions lead to trouble, and trouble could have unpleasant consequences” -Stieg Larsson. In the Book Shattering Glass by Gail Giles and the play The The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, teenage characters experience impulse control. Rather, these characters experience the lack of control over their impulse. Impulse is when a person or animal have a sudden urge to do or say something, usually brought on by emotion. Romeo in the play Romeo and Juliet has many moments where he has the impulse to do something and cannot resist the urge to stop. In the book “Shattering Glass” Rob Hayes and Bob have a very extreme moment in which they cannot hold back their impulses. There are many scientific reasons for having this
In the play, the actions of Friar Lawrence contribute to the death of both Romeo and Juliet. Although the friar is not in love, he is still as involved as both Romeo and Juliet. In Act II, Romeo approaches the friar and asks him to marry him and Juliet. The friar responds with “Holy Saint Francis! What a change is here!… Young men’s love then lies / Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes… In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; / For this alliance may so happy prove / To turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (2.3.65-92). The friar tells Romeo that he does not love Juliet, he only loves her appearance, but he marries them anyways to possibly end the feud. The friar makes impulsive decisions without giving the situation much thought. He also performs another act of impetuosity in Act IV. Juliet comes to him for advice on how to avoid marrying Count Paris and he comes up with a plan to give her a potion that will make her appear dead for forty-two hours. He gives
One reason Romeo was impulsive is because he fell in love with Juliet and married her only a day after meeting her. Romeo claimed to be in love with Juliet the first time that he saw her and immediately began obsessing over her. He kissed her and began talking about marrying her the night that they met.
Romeo and Juliet is a story of hasty decisions. The young couple must quickly decide to get married, how to act after Romeo is exiled, and whether or not to take their own lives. Many of these decisions are made under the guidance of the children’s mentors, Friar Laurence and the Nurse. Throughout this tragedy, Friar Laurence and the Nurse are the only adults that Romeo and Juliet seem to feel that they can trust and are in turn some of the main people that influence the outcome of the play. The Nurse and Friar Laurence play very similar roles, both in the play and the lives of the children, but the ways in which they advise and influence the children include more differences.
The tale of Romeo and Juliet ends with the death of the two lovers. But there is a reason behind their passing. Friar Lawrence, a priest in Verona, had a big part of the play, and may be the reason for Romeo and Juliet to lay still forever in their graves. The friar was the one that devised the plan to fake Juliet’s death, but ran away in cowardice when he was afraid. Friar Lawrence was depended on by Romeo and Juliet with their secrets even though he was the only adult trusted in this situation other than the nurse. Friar Lawrence made rash decisions without thinking of a back-up plan. Friar Lawrence is to blame for their death.
Adults have great influence over the young impressionable minds of children, especially as parents or parental figures. It is their responsibility to help lead and guide them down a safe, successful path. However, many misuse this power, intentionally or not, causing more harm than good. In the play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet’s lives are ended early due to the poor choices made by two adults they’d trusted: Friar Lawrence and Juliet’s father, Capulet. Romeo and Juliet’s tragic deaths are caused by the ignorance, leading to rash decisions, of Friar Lawrence, and the abuse of parental power and unrelenting demands for Juliet from Capulet. First of all, Friar Lawrence’s plan to help Juliet was dangerous
A Friar is a man of God. A man of whom is supposed to help God’s loving children and followers and a man whom is supposed to know what is best when it comes to being asked for advice. Friar Laurence in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is anything but what a Friar is supposed to be and ends up causing the deaths of four of six characters within the play. Friar Laurence did not physically go up and murder these characters but indirectly caused these deaths through leaving a suicidal alone and relying solely on the Church and himself rather than outside forces. The Friar is man of who is supposed to be of the lord, to protect and advise the people who follow god. The Friar is not supposed to be the reasoning for the deaths upon
The Greek Philosopher, Plato once said “A good decision is based on Knowledge, and not on numbers. What Plato means by this is when we make a quick decisions are going to rely on our instincts, and we will not consider the facts. Both the authors Suzanne Collins and William Shakespeare show that they agree with Plato through the quick decisions made by their characters.In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare it is presented that when an event happens people will make selfish impulsive decisions. The author Suzanne Collins shows, in Catching fire, that, like Shakespeare, when something happens people will make quick decisions, but unlike Shakespeare she believes that it is our instinct to make these decisions selflessly.