The Causes Of Friar Lawrence To Blame For The Death Of Romeo And Juliet

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Did you know that it only takes 4 minutes to fall in love? In Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, two star crossed lovers from two feuding families fall in love at first sight, Romeo gets banished, Juliet “dies ”, Romeo is impatient, kills himself, Juliet wakes up, sees Romeo, and kills herself, causing the families to reconcile. Friar Lawrence is the to blame for this because he married them, helped Juliet fake her death, and while some people say that the Parents are most to blame because they started the feud for no reason, this is untrue because Friar Lawrence kept Romeo and Juliet's marriage a secret until they both died. Firstly, Friar Lawrence is most to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he married them despite them being from feuding families. In Act 2, Scene 6, Romeo is with the Friar, and he is about to be married to Juliet. We know this because the Friar says “You shall not stay alone until holy church incorporate two into one ”. This is …show more content…

Juliet is desperate to get out of being married to Paris, so she goes to Friar Lawrence. He says “And this distilled liquor drink thou off. ” (4.1.95). This is significant because that liquor will make Juliet look dead for 42 hours. This quote supports my claim because Friar Lawrence is supporting the idea of faking her death. Although some might say that the parents are more to blame for this because they started this feud for a reason we are not told in this play., Friar Lawrence is the most responsible because he kept Romeo and Juliet's marriage a secret until the very end. This is supported by “I married them, and their stol'n marriage was Tybalt's doomsday. Banished the new-made……” (5.3.235-264). In this section, Friar Lawrence tells the parents the whole plan to get Romeo and Juliet back

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