Reasons For Friar Lawrence's Deaths In Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is the tragic story about two lovers in Verona whose families are sworn enemies. Their three day loved resulted in the death of many including themselves, who take their lives in the end. In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet, many people are responsible for the multiple deaths that occur, but Friar Laurence, Tybalt, and Juliet are the most to blame. Several people could be blamed for the deaths that occur in this play, one person to blame is Friar Laurence. Friar marries Romeo and Juliet in secret without telling anyone, including their families. Friar had a feeling that this would end badly but he marries them anyway, “These violent delights have violent ends” (Shakespeare 2.6.9). Friar should not have married them in secret. At some point Friar should have stepped in and told their parents, especially when Juliet’s parents were arranging for her to be married when she was already married to Romeo. Instead of telling her parents the truth he makes a potion for Juliet to drink …show more content…

Romeo is at fault for the death of everyone in the play. Because he would not fight Tybalt, Mercutio got killed. Romeo killed Tybalt, got banished, and then killed himself. If he would have fought Tybalt then Tybalt would have been the only death, “Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee Doth much excuse the appertaining rage To such a greeting. Villain am I none. Therefore farewell. I see thou knowest me not” (3.1.61-4) Romeo would not fight Tybalt because he is married to Juliet, who is Tybalt’s cousin. In the beginning of the play Romeo is in love with Rosaline but as soon as he sees Juliet his feelings automatically switch from Rosaline to Juliet. He tells her he wants to marry her the night they meet, “Th’ exchange of thy love’s faithful vow for mine” (2.2.127). Deciding to get married the night they meet shows how naive and impulsive

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