The first reason why Friar Laurence is to blame is because he married Romeo and Juliet. After they decided they wanted to get married right away, Romeo and Juliet go to Friar’s cell to get married. Friar first questions the love because Romeo was in love with another women only a few hours ago. He only agrees to marry them because he thinks it will end the family tension. “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; / For this alliance may be so happy prove / To turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (II.iii.90-92).
Some may think that it is Friar´s fault, for making the plan to get Romeo and Juliet married. And it can also be said that it is Benvolio 's who helped Romeo meet Juliet by taking him to the party. However, this is not true because it is Romeo who follows through these plans or advises to make these plans due to his unwise decisions. Afterall, he asked Friar to marry them ¨I’ll tell thee as we pass, but this I pray: That thou consent to marry us today¨ (Shakespeare 2.3.63-64). He requests Friar to get them married while Friar is not happy with him falling in love with another person all of a sudden.
“Sin from my lips? O trespass sweetly urged! Give me my sin back (1.5.109-110).” He is saying that he wants Juliet to love him without knowing who she is.How else will they disobey his advice at all? 3rd point: They need to learn the lesson because Romeo gets into a fight with Tybalt after he killed Mercutio.Romeo loses his best friend but doesn’t think about his wife. Romeo is emotionally confused so he says, “Either thou or I, or both, must go with him (3.1.91).” Romeo just kills his wife's cousin without thinking how she would feel or what would happen.
Meanwhile, Juliet’s father had made plans for her to marry Count Paris, upon her refusal, he threatened to turn her out. Juliet was faced with a horrible dilemma, to abandon her one true love or to face her father’s wrath and live out the rest of her days as a street urchin. In her plight, she turned to the friar that married Romeo and her, who devised a plan to allow them to stay together. He gave Juliet a potion that made her seem dead temporarily, she drank it and was laid in a tomb. Romeo found out about her supposed death before the friar could tell him of his scheme and rushed to her side.
During Romeo’s time in Mantua, he started to plot a way to get back to Verona and get Juliet back. Before he was sent off to Mantua they made a plan for Juliet to drink a potion made by Friar Lawrence that would make her seem dead. After her family thought that they had found Juliet dead in her room they would have no choice but to place her in the family tomb, where Romeo would come to get her to run off and live their life together. The plan would have worked out as planned if it was not for Juliet’s parents suddenly making the decision to marry her to Paris, and they would be married very soon. After trying to deny being married off she finally agreed to marry Paris, but she will have to take the potion sooner, but she has no way to communicate this to Romeo.
In the play it says, “In the meantime, against thou shalt awake, shall Romeo by my letters know our drift, and hither shall he come: and he and I will watch thy waking, and that very night, shall Romeo bear thee hence to Mantua.”(4.1.113-117). But, instead Friar Lawrence sent another Friar to tell Romeo his plan, but something had went wrong, the Friar should had waited to give Juliet the potion after he confirmed Romeo about the plan. Also, Friar John flees the Capulet monument when Juliet needed him the most, and the result is her suicide. In the monument, Friar Lawrence attempted to persuade Juliet to go with him and flee the tomb. In the tomb he says, “Stay not to question, for the watch is coming; come, go, good Juliet.
When Romeo came in to ask Friar to marry him the Friar says that Romeo saw him previously saying that he couldn’t live without Rosaline. Then he instantly thinks that marrying a Montague to a Capulet would end the feud. This decision affects most of the outcome in this play. “To turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” Now the feuding families eventually stopped but only because Romeo and Juliet died. This was mainly because of the Friar.
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence should be punished. Friar Lawrence gave Juliet the potion to fake her death. “Take thou this vial, being then in bed…” (Romeo and Juliet 4.1.96) Friar gave Juliet this potion so everyone had thought that she was dead. This caused Romeo to kill himself and leading up to Juliet then killing herself. Everything from that point on did not go well at all.
For being banished is just as good as death. The banishment places an invisible wall between Romeo and Juliet meeting again. It also shows the reality to Juliet that she could just leave him but she didn’t. Even when her father had scheduled the marriage with Paris. Juliet found a way to fake her death to get out of the marriage.
By example, history’s dreadful suicide of Romeo and Juliet. The families’ feud led to their children’s deseace which resulted to end both of families’ heir to the throne. However, upon their deaths, the families made peace with each other. Furthermore, Juliet’s willing death created a statement for her love to Romeo ; she had rathered to die than to have married someone other than him. “What if it be a poison, which the Friar subtly hath ministered to have me dead, lest in this mariage he should dishonered, because he maried me before Romeo?” (4.3.
Juliet doesn’t want to marry him because she is already married to Romeo, so she and the Friar devise a plan to let Romeo and Juliet live happily ever after. This plan is for Juliet to drink a potion which simulates death so that she will be buried in the family tomb where Romeo can come and visit her. This plan works, Romeo is in the tomb waiting for Juliet to wake up, but someone is coming and Juliet hasn’t woke up yet, so Romeo drinks poison and dies.
He then felt regret right after he did this, because they are now related through marriage. If Tybalt had not killed Mercutio, Romeo would not have gotten upset with Tybalt. When people found out about Tybalt being killed by Romeo, the Prince banished him from Verona. Since he gets banished it is harder for him to see Juliet, which also made it hard for the news about her being in a deep sleep to reach Romeo. These are my reasons on why Tybalt should also be to blame for the two
The Fatal Flaws of Romeo Have you ever loved someone so much that you would be willing to give your life to be with them? In Shakespeare’s compelling play, Romeo and Juliet, that was the decision that Romeo and Juliet had to make. Romeo and Juliet were born into families that had been hostile toward each other for generations. When Romeo, a member of the Montague family, met Juliet, of the Capulet family, he immediately wanted to marry her despite their opposing families. Juliet’s father, Lord Capulet, had already decided he would marry her off to Paris, a member of the Capulet family, so Juliet decided to run away.
Juliet herself drank the sleeping potion when Romeo was on his way earlier than anticipated, whom bought poison upon hearing of her "death" , planning to kill himslef on her tomb alongside her. The friar 's inability to succesfully delivering the letter to Romeo stating that Juliet was alive was a gap that caused romeo to make his harsh decision, but it was too late once he got to the tomb. Upon killing Paris and himself with the poison, Romeo fell beside Juliet, whom stabbed herself once she awoke upon seeing Romeo dead before her eyes. Had Romeo and Juliet respected their families wishes, had they not gone into secrecy, had their relatives stayed out of their love, they wouldnt have blindly caused
The Friar agreed; thinking their families would learn to love and accept each other. Juliet´s parents had a different idea. Her parents wanted her to marry Paris, but little did they know she was already married. In solution with the certain problem, the friar gave Juliet a sleeping potion, so she could fake her death. He wrote a note to Romeo explaining what the plan was.