Firstly, Friar Laurence married Romeo and Juliet knowing that their families hated each other and that it could end very poorly (Shakespeare 944-45). Friar knew this was a bad idea, but he continued with it and married the two. However, if he did not do this he would never be in trouble and Romeo and Juliet would then have to get married the ordinary way, thus, letting both families know. Next Friar decides to give Juliet a vial which will put her in a death-like state and sends a letter to Romeo about the plan, but it does not get to him (Shakespeare 993-1012). If Friar Laurence did not give Juliet the vial, Romeo would not kill himself because he thinks Juliet is dead.
Consequently, this made Juliet forget about Paris and just wanted to marry Romeo and spend their lives together, but she did not know Romeo was a Montague. Not only did Romeo mess up the plans Juliet’s family had planned out for her he also killed her cousin. Ever since Romeo and Juliet met
Even though he recognized the intense tension he ignored that fact and still went. Romeo also had a sudden impulse full of anger and killed Tybalt which led to him being banished from Verona. Romeo and Juliet also totally rushed their “love” and tried to force it. They immediately wanted to get married without thinking of how it would affect everyone around them. However these are true I do not think that Romeo and Juliet were the most responsible for their deaths.
As a Friar, Friar Lawrence does not use his ability and skills wisely to marry the madly in love couple. He assumed that marrying the teenage Romeo and Juliet would stop the long-lasting feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. “But come, young waverer, come, go with me. In one respect I’ll thy assistant be, for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” (Shakespeare, 2.3) Not only did Friar Lawrence irresponsibly marry Romeo and Juliet after the naïve
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a play set in the fourteenth century, two young lovers experience the fluctuations of love as they fend off all the obstacles that their families and friends create. Friar Laurence plays a part in their deaths due to his lack of urgency and his inconsiderate decisions.The Nurse is also responsible for their deaths because of her betrayal and her dishonesty. Finally, Capulet is also responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths because of his selfish and ignorant actions. The irresponsible actions of Capulet, Friar Laurence, and the Nurse lead to the tragic suicide of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Laurence’s rash action in marrying Juliet, his hasty plan to avert Juliet from an unwanted marriage with Paris, and his failure to get his message delivered to Romeo in time all contribute to the death of Romeo and Juliet.
Love can cause people to sacrifice everything for the one they care most deeply for, sometimes the sacrifice even results in death. In Shakespeare’s Othello, Desdemona and Othello secretly get married, causing an uproar from her father, who threatens her death for her lying. However, their love prevails and they move to Othello’s new position, only to have a seed of doubt planted in Othello. A man tells Othello that Desdemona has been cheating on him with his second in command which is a lie, yet Othello falls for it. The lie slowly tears Othello apart and causes him to ruin his marriage.
Shows he is trusted by Romeo) and credible priest, but aAs the story goes on, he exposes his true characteristics of being very selfish and irresponsible. Romeo and Juliet ultimately die an untimely death as the direct result of Friar Lawrence’s intervention - he marries them due to his irresponsibility of marrying them with knowledge of the threatening feud and without their parents’ consent. In doing so, their trust in him is misplaced and he does not turn out to be the trusted guide to their future,. Even worse, and he abandoning sJuliet in the Capulet crypt, leaving her to see Romeo, her dead husband and her dead husband-to-be. Romeo and Juliet eventually end up perishing because of Friar Lawrence marrying them without the consent of both the feuding families.
Who holds all the responsibility for this classic tragedy. The most sensible answer is, Friar Laurence. He is the most to blame for the tragic events in Romeo and Juliet because he married the two lovers without thinking about the consequences it could bring, then he didn’t even tell the parents what he did until after the tragedy, and finally he was going to marry Juliet for the second time, if she didn’t take the poison. Friar Laurence is the most to blame for the event that occur in a Romeo and Juliet because when the two young lovers seeked him out to be married, he agreed, he said, “come, young waverer, come go with me. In one respect I 'll thy assistant be; For this alliance may [be] so happy” (Shakespeare 2.3.)
In fact, in the prologue it says “A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life;” the phrase star-crossed means full of bad luck. So this play is meant to have bad luck (or bad decisions?). When Romeo and Juliet decide to get married or Juliet decides to fake her death and not tell Romeo. Those decisions were foolish and self-centered decisions. Even Romeo stabbing himself after he finds Juliet was a rash decision.
This is shown when Juliet and Romeo ask the Friar to marry the couple. The Friar has complete knowledge that the two households have a strong hate against each other yet, he marries the couple in good intention in hopes to heal the hate bond between the households. This plan does not work out because, Romeo (Montague) kills Tybalt (Capulet) which provokes a marriage between Paris and Juliet and the banishment of Romeo. Juliet asks the Friar what she could do in order to cancel the marriage. The Friar comes up with a plan to fake her death to avoid the marriage and send a letter to Romeo to notify she was not dead.