He then performs the marriage of Romeo and Juliet and even fabricates a foolish plan to keep them together when Juliet is forced to marry Paris. He also leaves Juliet alone in the tomb after she awakens to find her beloved Romeo dead. Friar Lawrence is a moral man, but his hubris leads to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo considers the Friar someone he can confide in, and he tells the Friar of his newfound love for Juliet. The Friar’s excessive pride allows him to agree to wed Romeo and Juliet, hoping he can bring the Montagues and Capulets together, though these families hatred spans generations.
Mercutio’s response to his fate, however, is notable in the ways it differs from Romeo’s response. Romeo blames fate, or fortune, for what has happened to him. Him slaying Tybalt was his fate. This then leads to probably the most fatal and important part of Act III… The prince banishing Romeo. Because of this only do Romeo and Juliet die, because Romeo is in another city they can’t communicate properly and the two star-crossed lovers commit suicide.
Now with the approval from the Nurse Juliet also learns of the marriage that the Nurse selflessly set up for Juliet to get married to her true love Romeo. In a conversation with Juliet the Nurse delivered the news “Then hie you hence to Friar Laurence’ cell;/There stays a husband to make you a wife”(Ⅲ,ⅴ,68-69). First, the Nurse tested Juliet to make sure that she truly loved Romeo. Then, deciding that Romeo and Juliet should be together she decided to tell Juliet the news that Romeo waits to marry her. This part really was decided by the Nurse’s opinion, because if she didn’t approve of Romeo she could have easily withheld the information about the marriage.
Romeo and Juliet’s actions lead to their demise and the story was most definitely driven by free will. In Act 3 scene 2, Juliet makes the decision to forgive Romeo and further their love to prosper. She then goes on to say, “But wherefore, villain, didst thou kill my cousin? That villain cousin would have killed my husband. Back, foolish tears, back to your native spring.
This is shown when Juliet’s parents tell her that there is no reason not to like Paris and that she will marry him tomorrow. Juliet, after feeling overwhelmed by her parent’s decisions, seeks advice from the Friar and is told that “if [she] darest, [he will] give [her] thee remedy” to put her in a “like death” state (4.1.77 and 104). It is quite risky for Juliet to “undertake / A thing like death” like the dangerous mixture (4.1.74-75). Because Juliet deeply loves Romeo, she carelessly risks her own life and takes the mixture. Juliet’s strong love makes her act quickly without thinking and she does risky actions for Romeo.
The most defiant choice that Romeo and Juliet take for their love is their choice to be married. Juliet knows that her father or anyone in her family would not approve of this choice, but she still does it cause she loves Romeo. This love struck mentality drives Romeo and Juliet to be married and this secret marriage causes turmoil when Lord Capulet demands Juliet to marry Paris. Although Juliet knows that she is already married to Romeo loyal to him, not Paris and refuses to marry “doth Paris” (Shakespeare.III.v.145). Juliet only loves Romeo so this drives her to go to Friar Laurence whereupon attempted suicide he prescribes a potion that will make her appear dead.
Juliet just claimed she would rather die than to have Romeo be married to someone else. As dramatic as that already seems, also know that they had just met. And when Romeo runs to Friar John to ask to marry them, that could also be argued to be an act of lust. Romeo told him to “Do thou but close our hands with holy words. / then love-devouring death do what he dare, / It is enough I may but call her mine” (2.6.6-8).
Almost instantly, Juliet contradicted her previous comments by saying that Romeo was "not born to shame" She even went to the point of backing up Romeo that she believed her cousin would have killed Romeo regardless, calling her cousin a "villain." Later she mentions something which sparks a chain reaction after supporting Romeo for some time while talking to a distressed nurse, “father, mother, Tybalt, Romeo, and herself have
Another example is when Juliet sides with Romeo after he killed her cousin in the name of love. Romeo and Juliet demonstrate how their immature love made them disloyal to their families when they kill themselves for one another, forgetting that they are leaving their families behind to grieve. In Romeo and Juliet, immature love displays the disloyalty Romeo and Juliet developed for their families. Romeo and Juliet are more loyal to one another than they are to their families. They choose their immature love over their families.
Romeo did just that, showing up at the Capulet’s masquerade, even if he was a Montague. Tybalt directly sought out an audience with Mercutio, a friend of Romeo’s. He purposely instigated a fight while the Montague most definitely did not want to, and it resulted with the deaths of both Tybalt and Mercutio. Juliet forgave him just about instantly, forgetting her cousin’s murder for her husband’s survival, proving how blind love can make someone. “Shall I speak ill of him that is my husband?/But wherefore, villain, didst thou kill my husband?/That villian cousin would have killed my husband.” (188.8.131.52-101) In the gang fight, Bernardo and Riff were ultimately killed.