Were Romeo And Juliet Killed By Friar Lawrence?

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Were Romeo and Juliet murdered by Friar Lawrence? In William Shakespeare’s drama, “Romeo and Juliet”, the two main protagonists die for each other. The families of Romeo and Juliet have such an aggressive feud between them that it causes Romeo and Juliet to hide their love. One person in particular is to blame for the lover’s deaths. Friar lawrence is that person because he is disregardful, unprepared, and a coward. Friar Lawrence was a man who did not think before he acted, he was disregardful. He never thought through the idea of two people that barely new each other should get married in secret. The friar married Romeo and Juliet, “for this alliance may so happy prove To turn your households’ rancor to pure love.”(2,3,91-92). If Friar Lawrence would have not married them then things would be different and maybe they would still have their lives. In conclusion, the mistake made by Friar Lawrence to agree to marry the two in secret is what caused Romeo and Juliet’s death. His disregard for thinking caused Romeo and Juliet’s death, but so did his unpreparedness. …show more content…

He was so preoccupied that he never got his letter to Romeo about how Juliet’s death was fake. He was unprepared and never spoke of how import the letter was to be delivered, “The letter was not nice but full of charge, of dear import and the neglecting it may do much danger.”(5, 2, 18-20). The letter that was supposed to be sent to Romeo never got to him and that is why he went and killed himself by Juliet's fake grave. Overall it is Friar Lawrence’s choice to not make the sending of the letter an important

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