Of Friar Lawrence's Death In Romeo And Juliet

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Of the many people who are at fault for the tragic death of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence is the one responsible. This is partially because he was the one who married the two lovers. In act 2 scene 6 the Friar states “For, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone Till holy church incorporate two into one” (2.6, 37-40). Proving that he was the one that married the lovers. By marrying them he destined Romeo and Juliet to be forsaken by trouble from their families’ feud. The Friar is also the man who devised the plan for Juliet to take a sleeping potion. This in turn makes everyone including Romeo think she has passed on. In act 4 scene 1 the Friar states “take though this vial being in bed, and this distilled liquor drink thou off” (4.1., 94-95). This is Friar Lawrence telling Juliet the plan that will eventually lead to death of the lovers.…show more content…
But he was not even capable of doing that! In act 5 scene 2 Friar John says “My speed to Mantua there stayed” (5.2, 12). This quote is stating is that Friar Lawrence entrusted the letter in someone who not capable of completing the task. This results in Romeo being ill informed and killing himself because he thinks Juliet is dead. As a repercussion of Romeo’s suicide, Juliet kills herself in vain of her lost lover. So this is why out of all the people at fault for the death of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence is the one
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