Shakespeare writes, “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; for this alliance may so happy prove To turn your households’ to rancor to pure love” (Ⅱ.Ⅳ.90-92). The evidence shows Friar agreeing to wed the two because it could end the feud. Friar should have denied Romeo request because if they hadn’t gotten married, they could have been less overwhelmed and lived their whole life. The Friar had good intentions, but he just wasn’t realistic enough. Later in the play, Paris wanted to marry Juliet, so the parents arranged it and Juliet was not pleased.
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.
But the wedding moves up and the plan isn 't updated so Romeo thinks Juliet is dead and kills himself and then Juliet kills herself because she can 't live without Romeo. Love is both powerful and destructive, which allows the reader to see Shakespeare’s belief that love is risky. Shown by the death of two lovers, in the end their love was powerful and strong leading them to kill themselves because they couldn’t bear being apart from one another. Love is powerful because it can cause many resolutions, but also many conflicts. When Juliet sends the nurse to find out who she has fallen in love with, nurse comes back with Romeo’s name, and that he 's a Montague.
While some may argue that Romeo and Juliet’s personalities are responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, it is actually the mentors’ fault because of the encouraged marriage, the complicated plan, and thoughtless consequences. The mentors first go wrong when the Nurse and Friar set up a secret marriage for Romeo and Juliet. It is the Nurse, who tells Juliet that in the cell “Stays a husband to make [her] a wife”(II.vi.69). With the help of the Friar and the Nurse, they are able to set up a time and a place for the secret marriage. Rather being true mentors and guiding them, they are allowing this quick marriage to happen.
In William Shakespeare’s, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, there is controversy over whether lovers died due to fate or freedom of choice. There is more evidence proving that freedom of choice influenced their death over fate. Benevolilo and Mercutio urge Romeo, Mr. Montague’s son, to meet someone, so that his mind would be distracted from Rosaline, Romeo’s former lover. Romeo decides to go to the party in spite of the servant who told him: “if you be not of the house of/ Montagues, I pray come and crash a cup of wine.”(Shakespeare 385). He found another woman at the party and as he gazed across the room, he voiced: O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!/It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night/As rich a jewel in an Ethip’s ear/Beauty to rich for use, for earth to dear!/So
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 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.
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
With the feud between Romeo and Juliets opposite families, one could say that their young love is set up to fail before it even begins. The Capulets from Juliet’s side of the family and the Montagues from Romeo’s dislike each other with a passion. This makes it difficult for Romeo and Juliet to see each other. This also forces them to marry in secret by Friar Lawrence. In the beginning of the play Romeo confesses his love to Juliet to a friend.
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.