Romeo And Juliet Tragedy

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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.
The character Friar Lawrence had an enormous role in the tragic ending of the story, as he allowed the two secret lovers from feuding families get married. Romeo and Juliet met on one fateful night at the Capulet’s party. Even though they were from opposing families, him from the Montagues and her from the Capulets, the two instantly fell in love with one another and went to Friar Laurence to get permission for the marriage. The Friar was reluctant at first but decides, “‘In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; For this alliance may happy prove To turn your households rancor to pure love’” (2.3 97-100). With allowing Romeo and Juliet to get married without either of their parents permission, Romeo and Juliet only became closer, which became a problem when Romeo was banished to Mantua. If Friar Lawrence had told the two
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