Is The Friar To Blame For The Death Of Romeo And Juliet

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Have you ever wondered who is to blame for so many deaths in Romeo and Juliet? Well some people who have died has been from either family: The Capulets, or The Montagues. So it doesn’t matter what their name was, but it mattered who they were. Some of the people who have died in this story were Romeo, Juliet, Paris, and Benvolio. They were from all different families and were not full of hate. Well with some evidence we could say that Friar Lawrence is to blame the most for these deaths in this tragedy. Even though he is a friar, he has had some bad decisions with Romeo and Juliet. Some things he did was he married Romeo and Juliet, brought up the plan for Juliet to drink a sleeping potion, and he didn’t safely get the letter that told the …show more content…

Friar knows it his fault by this quote “And if aught in this miscarried by my fault, let my old life be sacrificed some hour before his time unto the rigor of severest law” (5.3.271-273). It also says that he is willing to take the blame for these deaths. One thing Friar Lawrence admitted to was that he easily could have delivered the letter to Romeo about his plan, but in this quote said by Friar Lawrence “Wherefore the infectious pestilence did reign, sealed up the doors and would not let us forth. So that my speed to Mantua there was stayed” (5.2.11-12). It shows how his messenger Friar John got sick and quarantined, so the whole plan failed. His letter shows that he isn’t just covering up for someone else, but that he actually made this plan “And then in post he came from Mantua (shows a letter)” (5.3.273-274). It also shows that he is to blame for the plan, but the Prince says “We still have known thee for a holy man” (5.3.270). The Prince has known Friar as a holy man and thinks that this was just a huge accident. Even though Friar is the one to blame for multiple deaths, he isn’t the only reason this

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