Romeo And Juliet Involuntary Manslaughter Essay

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Involuntary manslaughter in the unintentional killing that is a result of reckless behavior that is dangerous to others. In order to be proven guilty of manslaughter, someone had to have been killed as a result of the action, the person’s action was dangerous to their surroundings, and the person involved in the action knew it was dangerous to the life around them. If it were not for the friar, nurse, and Balthasar to take these actions, Romeo and Juliet would not have committed suicide. Therefore, the friar, nurse, and Balthasar, are all guilty in either Romeo or Juliet’s death, because they all fall under the three conditions of involuntary manslaughter. The friar should be convicted of involuntary manslaughter for both Romeo and Juliet. The friar married both Romeo and Juliet hoping to end the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets, while this may have worked, it also caused many deaths. So that…show more content…
Involuntary manslaughter is the unintentional killing that is a result of reckless behavior. The person was aware that their action was dangerous to life around them. The friar, nurse, and Balthasar, have all met the three conditions of involuntary manslaughter. The friar gave Juliet a sleeping potion, which was a dangerous action, and he knew it was dangerous, if something had went wrong Juliet would have died. The nurse leaving Juliet alone to make important decisions by herself was dangerous, because she ended up drinking the sleeping potion, and everyone thought she was actually dead. Balthasar deciding not to take action when Romeo made suicidal statements was dangerous, while also telling him about the “death of Juliet”. The friar, nurse, and Balthasar should all face up to 10-16 months in prison. Not only will they all have to go to prison, but they will have to live with the guilt for the rest of their lives, knowing they played a part in the deaths of both Romeo and
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