Romeo And Juliet Who Is To Blame Essay

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Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, is comedy in the beginning, but it is tragedy as it gets worse. The audience decides who is to blame; many contemporary readers feel that Romeo and Juliet are victims of Friar Lawrence. Some readers think it is Romeo because he killed Tybalt and got banished. Romeo and Juliet, though they appear to control their destinies, are driven to desperate measures in response to Friar Lawrence marrying Romeo and Juliet and Friar Lawrence makes a plan that the family will stop fighting. The tragedy is the fault of Friar Lawrence marrying Romeo and Juliet. Romeo goes to Friar Lawrence to ask to be married to Juliet. Friar Lawrence agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet: “In one respect I'll thy assistant be, For this …show more content…

At the end of the play, Romeo and Juliet have killed themselves, and Friar Lawrence tells everyone that his plan made it worse. The Friar explains to everyone, “Her nurse is privy. And, if caught in this Miscarried by my fault, let my old life be sacrificed, some hour before his time, unto the rigor of severest law” (Act V, iii, 266-269). If Friar did not agree to marry Romeo and Juliet, then they may have both lived, but he agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet and made it worse because Friar Lawrence give Juliet a sleeping potion for 48 hours and Romeo think she was dead. Some readers think it is Romeo because he killed Tybalt and got banished. This claim is weak because Friar Lawrence continues to make the plan for Romeo and Juliet, and he made a sleeping potion for Juliet for 48 hours. Romeo got a potion to kill himself, and Juliet killed herself too when she woke up she saw Romeo was laying dead. Friar Lawrence tells everyone, “Of her awakening, here untimely lay The noble Paris and true Romeo dead” (Act V, iii, 258-259). If Friar Lawrence did not give Juliet a sleeping potion Romeo could not be

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