Romeo And Juliet Decisions

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The moral decisions made by Friar Lawrence and Lord Capulet led to the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet because they prioritized their personal desires and societal expectations over the well-being and happiness of the young couple. Romeo and Juliet is a timeless tragedy that explores the power of love, hate, and moral dilemmas. The play revolves around the love story of two young lovers from rival families who struggle to overcome the barriers of their society and families' expectations. However, their love story is cut short by their untimely deaths, which were caused by the moral decisions and reasoning of some of the play's main characters. This essay will explore the role of Friar Lawrence and Lord Capulet in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet by examining their moral decisions and reasoning. Friar Lawrence's moral decisions and reasoning contributed to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he prioritized his personal desires over their well-being. "In one respect I'll thy assistant be; For this alliance may so happy prove, To turn your household's rancor to pure love" (Act 2, Scene 3, Lines 90-92). Friar Lawrence agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet in secret, hoping that their marriage will help end the feud between their families. However, his decision was driven by his desire to end the conflict and …show more content…

"My child is yet a stranger in the world; She hath not seen the change of fourteen years, Let two more summers wither in their pride, Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride" (Act 1, Scene 2, Lines 8-11). Lord Capulet initially refuses Paris's proposal, claiming that Juliet is too young to get married. However, he changes his mind after seeing the benefits of the union, such as social status and political influence. His decision to force Juliet into an unwanted marriage becomes the catalyst for the tragic

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