To Blame In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Who is to Blame in Romeo and Juliet As the New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder once said, “Trusting is hard. Knowing who to trust, even harder.” Often we misjudged people, and sometimes we place our trust in the wrong person. It is all too easy to place your trust in someone and have them lead you astray. This is true for the title characters in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The young couple trusted Romeo’s confessor, Friar Lawrence, but it ended up being that trust that got them in trouble. Friar Lawrence, who was constantly giving them lousy advice, didn 't think his plans through, and didn 't always put the couple’s well being first, and married them, is the individual most responsible for the tragic deaths…show more content…
One of the main things that led to Romeo and Juliet 's death was Friar Lawrence marrying them. Friar Lawrence knew it was awful idea. He even said ““Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast”(2.3.94). Friar Lawrence also knew that Romeo and Juliet had only just met and that not even twenty-four hours before, Romeo was crying about Rosaline. The wedding led to their deaths because since they were already married, Juliet 's engagement to Paris led to a chain reaction of unfortunate events. Friar Lawrence might not have given Juliet the potion if he wasn 't put in the situation of marrying the same girl twice, then they could have avoided the whole double suicide. If they weren 't married things might have gone very differently, Juliet might have talked to her parents or she might have found that she actually liked Paris and could move…show more content…
There are a lot of people and things that could be blamed for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, such as their parents, Romeo’s banishment, or Paris, or the family feud, but in the end the majority of the blamed can be placed on Friar Lawrence. He is the force most responsible for Romeo’s and Juliet’s death because he is the force that they did not think was working ageist them. Friar Lawrence didn’t even know just how much he was working ageist them. Friar Lawrence wasn’t just lying to Romeo and Juliet he was lying to himself, about how he was treating the two teenagers and justifying actions he knew was wrong. Sometimes not telling the whole truth is even worse than lying. Romeo and Juliet trusted Friar Lawrence but in the end he let them down. Often the blows that hit us the hardest are the ones that come from a
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