Nonetheless one person is at most to blame and his name is Friar Lawrence. Marrying Romeo and Juliet so quickly without thinking is one reason Friar Lawrence is to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo beseeches Friar Lawrence to marry him and Juliet later the same day they meet (2.3.68). The friar should think before he acts upon Romeo’s request. He knows that Romeo is not marrying for love but for looks.
Shakespearean romance tragedy Romeo and Juliet is easily one of the most famous plays in the history of English literature. However, there still remains a mystery centuries later that has not yet been determined for certain: Were Romeo and Juliet’s deaths caused by fate or was it their own mistakes that led them to their deaths? This goal of this essay is to convince the readers that it was indeed fate that led Romeo to kill himself. And the play has many proofs of that, including coincidence, margin for error, and love. The amount of coincidence in the play proves that fate had control in Romeo and Juliet, as the characters were ignorant and couldn’t prevent these coincidences.
At first, he can not believe how quickly Romeo has adbonded Rosaline and fallen so quickly in love with Juliet, reminding him of the suddenness of his decisions. As Frair says, “Young men’s love then lies/Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.” (Act II.iii.) He only agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet in the hope that their marriage will repair the rift between the Montagues and the Capulets. As Friar Laurence says, “In one respect I’ll thy assisnt be,/For this alliance may so happy prove/To turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” (Act II.iii.) Further on into the story, Juliet finds out the marriage date between her and Paris has officially been made resulting in her seeking help from the two
So, how could the tragedy that ensued the story of "Romeo and Juliet" have been prevented? As far as for character actions go, if Romeo had not taken matters into his own hands, nobody would have died and everyone would have lived happily ever after. Thinking before acting, as mentioned several times before, is key, especially during critical situations. The problems Romeo faced throughout the story are most of the time very serious. In some of the problems he is involved in, human lives are at risk.
Without the Friar Romeo wouldn't have been pushed to marry Juliet, he most likely would've ended up finding another beautiful girl and fall in love. The Friar and the Nurse were the only people striving for them to be together, but they didn't think about the consequences. They pushed and fought for something that was never meant to be from the start. The Friar had the perfect plan but Friar John couldn't deliver the letter just for the mere fact that he had to go visit a sick friend, but that is Shakespeare for you. At the end of the book the Friar had confessed his plan to the prince.
Even though he acknowledges them often, he never enforces how the actions have consequences. When he does tell about the issues in their plan, he uses what he says as more of a safety for if their marriage doesn’t work out than an actual warning. An example of this is clearly emphasized when he tells Romeo, “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.”(2.3 101) This quote exemplifies how Friar will say something with no intent of acting upon it. He says this directly after he marries a rushed relationship.
“Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.” (Shakespeare 2.3.101). In the beginning he said not to rush into a relationship, but then he willingly marries the two even though they went really fast. Even though he said to go slow he still married them. Friar Lawrence is also the most to blame for the events that occur in Romeo and Juliet because he didn’t tell others what was going on. He could have told Romeo’s parents that Romeo was in love or even married to Juliet.
The reason for deviating from the sequence mentioned, is because Shakespeare wanted to speed up the plot a bit. In this way young lovers become apt to evade part of the process of courtship, displacing the story, which is initially focused on the development of their relationship, to a context mainly focused on their decision to marry. In the final scene of suicide, there is a contradiction in the link with the Catholic religion, because suicides are considered by this as a sin that must be punished in hell, although those who resort to these in order to be with their lover become creditors to paradise, where they will be accompanied by their lover. This is how the love between Romeo and Juliet tends to be more platonic than religious. Another point to consider is the consummation of love cited in the original writing; Even though the love between the two was passionate, the couple only consummates their love after they are married, something that prevents them from losing the sympathy of the public.
All things considered, Mercutio’s death had many different reasons and people to blame for. If Benvolio and he hadn’t pushed Romeo in to so much, if Romeo hadn’t fallen in love with Juliet, or if Mercutio would have listened to Benvolio, then maybe the brazen teenager would have lived. The conclusion is, that Mercutio’s death was tragic, but did help the story flow and build up into one of the most tragic love story’s in
This quote, which was hours after Romeo first met Juliet, explicitly shows how quick Romeo was to immediately fall for Juliet and want her to be his almost immediately. It is human instinct to want to jump immediately into romance when you truly begin to like someone, but by following this rush, Romeo only ended up hurting Juliet and his chances together. This could have been simply evaded by moving at a slow, calculated pace to appease their families and also to sort out a plan where the two can escape together. Following instinct only lead them to