Marrying Romeo and Juliet so quickly without thinking is one reason Friar Lawrence is to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo beseeches Friar Lawrence to marry him and Juliet
“For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” (740) William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, is the tale of two star-crossed lovers from Verona who love each other despite their feuding families, but ultimately meet their end. Romeo and Juliet are predestined to die because of fate, but the foolish mistakes and reliance on luck and chance by multiple characters are what contribute to the star-crossed lovers’ destinies coming true. Throughout the play, fate ensures that Romeo and Juliet will come to their demise.
But the question is, “Who is to blame for their deaths?” Many people believe the answer is Friar Laurence, the nurse, or Romeo and Juliet themselves. Really the feud was to blame for the tragic ending. First off, if the feud wasn’t there, the couple could have fallen in love peacefully, and Romeo and Juliet wouldn’t have had to hide their marriage. “O Romeo.
Playwright, and actor, who is regarded as the best writer in the english language. His play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is about two star crossed lovers whose deaths end the long lasting feud between their two families the Capulets and the Montagues. Romeo was banished from Verona after killing Tybalt, Juliet's cousin. Back in Verona Capulet is compelling Juliet to marry Paris. Juliet is forced to come up with a plan that eventually ends the life of Romeo and Juliet.
There are many characters that contributed to the tragic acts of love and suicide in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, but who is the most to blame? In the famous play, we have two families, the Montagues and the Capulets, who have been feuding with each other for many years. Romeo, from the Montague family, and Juliet, from the Capulets, have fallen in love. Due to the distasteful acts from each side, their children must go to great lengths to keep their love a secret.
Friar Lawrence advised Romeo and Juliet to get married despite the ongoing feud between their families. Out of pure selfishness the Friar married them because in his mind if he could bring the two houses together, he would be considered a hero. The Friar not once considered what may happen if his plan were to backfire and do the opposite. “For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (Shakespeare 411). The friar marrying Romeo and Juliet was the first step into the domino affect of their
Another instance is after Romeo kills Tybalt, Friar Lawrence explains the positive to his banishment and points out “A gentler judgement vanished from his lips: / Not body’s death, but body’s banishment” (3.3.11-12). Shakespeare uses the words body’s death as a way to foreshadow what will happen if they end up loving each other and prioritize their love over their well being. The words body’s banishment shows how the souls of Romeo and Juliet are exiled from their bodies because they can not be together. Thus, Shakespeare uses foreshadowing to show the death of Romeo and Juliet, even though the audience knows and proves that they choose love over life Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy that has started to become present in teens lives. The play shows that you should not put love over your well being as there will be fatal
In ‘Romeo and Juliet’ the Capulets and Montage's end their feud after the tragedy itself. “O brother Montague, give me thy hand” (Shakespeare 5.3 Page 13). Capulet has realized the harm and effects of the death of the ‘star-crossed lovers’ after losing his precious treasure he felt guilt due to all the cruel words he had said to Juliet. The feud is an important aspect of the book because it was the reason for all the deaths and secrecy. “Doth with their death bury their parents' strife.”
Lord Capulet, Lady Capulet, Lord Montague, and Lady Montague should all be blamed for the fate of both Romeo and Juliet. Further answering the question “Who’s to Blame?’ , it is only right that the Montagues and the Capulets feud is the main reason of why Romeo and Juliet took their lives. In conclusion to this, some blame has also been given to Friar Lawrence, and Lord and Lady
Of the many people who are at fault for the tragic death of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence is the one responsible. This is partially because he was the one who married the two lovers. In act 2 scene 6 the Friar states “For, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone Till holy church incorporate two into one” (2.6, 37-40). Proving that he was the one that married the lovers. By marrying them he destined Romeo and Juliet to be forsaken by trouble from their families’ feud.
There are several people that could be blamed for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet however, Friar Lawrence is the one who is truly to blame for Romeo and Juliet's deaths. He is most to blame out of all people for many obvious reasons. Friar Lawrence is most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he was the one who married the two lovers even though they weren't suppose to be married, gave Juliet this deadly potion,and he feels so guilty at the end which means he knows he's to blame. Friar Laurence was the wise adviser to Romeo and Juliet. He kept their secret and helped them be together.
Romeo and Juliet’s love cannot apart from their two feuding families that lead to their fatal passing in the end. Many people were responsible for their death, as it portrays through out the play. Although, Friar Lawrence is the main person to blame. In William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” Friar Lawrence is responsible for the tragedy of two star crossed lovers for the following reasons, he is easily persuaded, he is irresponsible and is selfish. Friar Lawrence is easily persuaded without thinking in the risks involved.
Romeo and Juliet may seem like a romantic novel; however, that is not the case. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy about a pair of star crossed lovers who go through many painful obstacles only to kill themselves at the end because of their love for one another. However, in the end, who is to blame for the death of these young children? The one who is liable for the pain and suffering that has been caused is Friar Lawrence. Friar Lawrence bears the most guilt for the fate of the characters in Romeo and Juliet.
The Capulets and Montagues are the most to blame for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet because of the rivalry. No one could let go of the long going fight from past generations into their own generation. Their parents were unable to see past the hate for one another to recognize what was happening between Romeo and Juliet. Both families were too busy trying to be better than the other family, because of this it caused them to loose their children that they loved so much. At the end they found out that fighting was useless because it only caused heartbreak and sorrow for their families.
In the play “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, the tragic doom of the star-crossed lovers was a result of the society norms they had to uphold and by the bad supporting system around them. The cause of the deaths came as a result of pressure put on both Romeo and Juliet to please their culture ruled society and marry within there, families, society forced Romeo to and Juliet to believe that their love was an act of betrayal rather than the possibility of bonding two feuding families with the power of true love. Throughout the play the friar’s hasty plans where minor acts that lead towards the brutal end of Romeo and Juliet. Furthermore, the betrayal of trust by the nurse towards Juliet was a mistake that could have made Romeo and Juliet’s death avoidable. The death of Romeo and