On Friar Lawrence's Death In Romeo And Juliet

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The playwright, William Shakespeare, writes a beautiful tragic story of two young lovers who face a devastating death in the end. In the play, Romeo and Juliet, the characters actions lead to a tragic death in the end. The two young couple face the threat of what would happen if anyone found out a Montague married a Capulet. So as the play comes to the end, Romeo and Juliet sacrifice themselves but who is to blame for this turn of events? The two lovers themselves or other characters in the play? The tragedy in the play is caused by the actions of several characters but the most guilty one is Friar Laurence. Friar Laurence's bad decisions made the two young lovers sacrifice themselves. He marries them without warning Romeo of what he was …show more content…

Because of Friar John, Romeo did not receive the letter telling him that Juliet was not actually dead. Since the Friar failed to complete his task, Romeo never knew and so he poisoned himself. “Unhappy fortune! By my brotherhood, The letter was not nice, but full of charge, Of dear import, and the neglecting it May do much danger.” (5.2.17-20) In this quote Friar Laurence explains to Friar John that he has brought danger to Romeo. This is evidence that Friar John, a minor character in the play, is partly responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet but Friar Laurence is still to blame for not taking the letter himself. Many people in Romeo and Juliet were held responsible for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. Although Friar Laurence and Friar John are the most guilty in this situation, other characters were also held responsible. The parents, the lovers themselves, even fate have their own part in this devastation. “Where be these enemies? Capulet, Montague, See what a scourge is laid upon your hate.” (5.3.291-292) This quote of the play was when the feud between the two families had finally ended because of Romeo and

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