He is exerting his paternal control by demanding Juliet marry Paris, threatening to never acknowledge again if she does not obey him. By reason of his ability to turn any situation around, he is partially to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. “Alone, in company, still my care hath been; To have her matched. And having now provided; a gentleman of noble parentage” (Shakespeare 3.5.178-180). Lord Capulet fails in the sense that he rushes Juliet into a marriage solely because he is of noble upbringing- “Of fair demesnes, youthful, and nobly trained” (Shakespeare 3.5.181).
The marriage of Romeo and Juliet, overseen by Friar Lawrence, was the first of many mistakes Friar made. He married Romeo and Juliet for all the wrong reasons. When Romeo first came to Friar and told him that he had found someone else to love, Friar did not think that they should be together. He immediately scolded Romeo for getting over Rosaline to quickly and said that Romeo only loved Juliet for her beauty. “Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here!
In times of tragedy, people look for answers and someone to blame. This is the case in William Shakespeare 's Romeo and Juliet. The character, Friar Lawrence who was a trusted man of the cloth, allowed the two young protagonists Romeo and Juliet from opposing families to get married. Then later in the novel, he created a plan with the hope of the two lovers being together after they were separated by a tragic event, but ended with the two killing themselves. Being so, Friar Lawrence is the cause of the tragic ending in Romeo and Juliet, as he agreed to marry the two lovers without their parents permission, and devised a plan that ended with the lovers suicide.
They weren't just looking for escapism from their families, but also Juliet was seeking for a way to escape marrying Paris. When Romeo figures out who Juliet is he says to himself, “My life is in the hands of my enemy.”(1.5.118). This is stating that his life depends on Juliet his worst enemy, which is also kind of stating that this might be his way of escaping from the family brawls. Also Juliet talks about how she is in love with her worst rival. But even before Juliet knew it was Romeo she said, “If he’s married, I think I’ll die rather than marry anyone else.”(1.5.134-135).
Friar Lawrence is most responsible because he is the one who marries Romeo and Juliet. The Friar could have easily said no to Romeo and Juliet, but the Friar instead married them in hopes to unite the two families and he became involved in their lives and he eventually leads them to their deaths. The day after Romeo meets Juliet, he rushes to the Friar to tell him he wants to marry Juliet. Friar agrees and tell him, “ In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor to
He knew that marrying them was bad, because he know about the family feud. Also, he could have told the two family leaders, Capulet and Montague that their child are in love and he would like to marry them, but no he marries them secretly. This shows that fate caused Friar Lawrence to go against his better judgement and secretly marry Romeo and Juliet. This supports the thesis, because of fate, Friar Lawrence went against his better judgement and secretly married them, which caused more
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare has toyed with the emotions of its audience members for centuries. The play’s main characters, Romeo and Juliet, love one another in spite of the feud between their families and later on, in the wallows of grief, each take their own life. While the characters both meet their end tragically, it was their choices that realistically led them down that path. The cause of the two “star-crossed lovers” final end is not due to fate or destiny, but by their own foolish hands. The play begins in the city of Verona which features a long standing rivalry between two houses: the house of the Montagues and the House of the Capulets.
At the beginning of the play, Romeo goes to Friar Lawrence in hopes that he will marry him and Juliet the next day. The Friar agrees, but only in hopes that uniting Romeo and Juliet, will unite the Montague and Capulet families at last, ending their feud. “For this alliance may so happy prove, To turn your households’ rancour to pure love” (II, iii, 91-92). After the marriage of Romeo and Juliet, many things go wrong; such as when Romeo gets exiled for killing Tybalt, when Capulet engages Juliet to Paris, when Balthasar delivers news of Juliet’s death to Romeo, and many deaths that could have been prevented, including Juliet and Romeo’s. After the Prince’s watchmen discover Romeo and Juliet dead in the Capulet family tomb, Friar Lawrence admits to marrying them and tells the Prince of Romeo and Juliet’s story: “Romeo, there dead, was husband to that Juliet; And she, there dead, that Romeo’s faithful wife.
Friar is to blame, not only for one action that contributed to their death, but for three actions. Friar Lawrence’s first mistake was allowing Romeo and Juliet to be able to be married so quickly without thinking it through. The Friar had intentions hoping that if he married Romeo and Juliet, it may save the family feud and put it past the families. In the play Friar Lawrence
“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.