Friar Lawrence irresponsibly married Romeo and Juliet after the naïve couple only knew each other for 24 hours. Friar Lawrence’s irresponsible nature involved: hiding the marriage from the feuding families, advising Juliet to fake her death, along with abandoning suicidal Juliet when she needed guidance and adult supervision. All of these poor decisions resulted to the suicide of Romeo and Juliet. When one thinks of the title Friar, the title itself is a title of higher expectations. As a Friar, Friar Lawrence does not use his ability and skills wisely to marry the madly in love couple.
In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo would sneak out to see Juliet. Juliet would also hide Romeo, and that would be dangerous because if the guards saw him, he would be done for or maybe just kicked out. Also The Friar Lawrence even married them in secret ( act 2 scene 2 ). And even in the Prologue it says “A pair of Star crossed lover give their life today”, which from right their we already knew Romeo and Juliet were in love. Juliet and the Friar even made a plan, because Juliet 's father ( Mr.Capulet ) moved the wedding day for her to marry Paris closer so Juliet had to fake her death.
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. When Romeo goes to see Friar Laurence after his new found love, they immediately begin to talk about marriage. Friar Laurence sees the opportunity to unite the two disputing families by marrying them. When Friar Laurence and Romeo are discussing a possible marriage, he tells Romeo “ wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast” (Shakespeare.2.3.95-96). Friar Laurence agrees to marry them knowing the danger in making such an immense commitment in just 24 hours.
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.
Introduction: This scene takes place after Juliet goes to talk to the Friar about finding a solution in marrying Paris. The Friar realizes that he can’t marry Paris to Juliet anyways because he’s already married Juliet to Romeo. He decides to give her a sleeping position, so that she can fall asleep and people think she’s dead and bury her. The plan is that Romeo will come back and get her, so they can escape to Mantua and live happily ever after. Little did she know that Paris was waiting for her outside.
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.
Later on, they decide to get married secretly because of their family rivalry. Friar Lawrence is the character who is most responsible for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. He came up with the crazy plan that led to their eventual death. Since he didn’t make sure that the information about the plan was delivered to Romeo on time, it caused a lot of confusion. After Juliet woke up and saw that Romeo was dead, Friar Lawrence left her alone in Capulet’s tomb instead of making sure she wouldn’t do anything dangerous.
Romeo travels to the vault to see Juliet after word gets out about her death to join her in Heaven. As the Night Watch discover the scene Montague and Capulet enter as well as Friar lawrence who briefly explains it all and how it came to be. “Friar lawrence: I will be brief for my short date of breath is not so long as is a tedious tale. Romeo, there dead, was husband to that Juliet, and she, there dead, that Romeo’s faithful wife. I married them, and their stol’n marriage day was Tybalt’s doomsday, whose untimely death banished the new-made bridgeroom from this city; for whom, and did not for Tybalt, Juliet pined.
As Romeo and Juliet meet at the beginning of the play both characters had never felt the love they felt as of that moment. As their love increases they go through a few obstacles in their story but they were willing to make the impossible for them to be together. Sadly there was a point where Juliet “dies” and so Romeo suicides to be with her. After being killed, Juliet wakes up and then finds his love dead minutes before she commits suicide for real. This story finishes in a bad way but made them be finally together forever at some point.
Meanwhile, Juliet’s father had made plans for her to marry Count Paris, upon her refusal, he threatened to turn her out. Juliet was faced with a horrible dilemma, to abandon her one true love or to face her father’s wrath and live out the rest of her days as a street urchin. In her plight, she turned to the friar that married Romeo and her, who devised a plan to allow them to stay together. He gave Juliet a potion that made her seem dead temporarily, she drank it and was laid in a tomb. Romeo found out about her supposed death before the friar could tell him of his scheme and rushed to her side.