Romeo And Juliet: Is Death Worth Proving Love?

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Is death worth proving love? In the play Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, all Romeo and Juliet do is try to prove their love to each other. A family feud between the Capulets and the Montagues continues to trail on, making Romeo and Juliet’s love forbidden, until death ends it all. Many are at fault such as: Juliet’s nurse that acts the messenger between the two teens, or Balthazar who goes behind Lord Montague’s back to keep the secret of Romeo and Juliet’s marriage. 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. Romeo is just trying to get over Rosaline, who he proclaimed he was madly in love with (2.6.86). But she goes and marries a different fellow, leaving Romeo with a heartache. Friar Lawrence also knows the two teens are getting married too fast when he says to Romeo, “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast” (2.4.101). The only reason he marries them is because he believes it will end the family adversary for he says, “For this alliance may so happy prove / To turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (2.3.98-99). During the time he is about to marry the two teens, he is second
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