Who Is Friar Lawrence To Blame

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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. Through out this scene, Friar Lawrence agreed to marry Romeo, a Montague and Juliet, a Capulet together. He says to Romeo “In one respect I’ll thy assist be: for this alliance, may so happy prove to turn your household’s rancour to pure love” (2.3.90-92). This quote states that Friar decides to marry the lovers because it might mend the…show more content…
Friar Lawrence rushes away from the monument without knowing what could happen when Juliet is their alone with Romeo’s dead body. Friar then says to Juliet, “Come go, good Juliet, I dare no longer stay” (5.3.159). From this scene, it indicates that he did not completely force her out because he only cared for himself not getting caught by the watchers. He did not want to cause and suspicion towards him. Therefore, not only did he leave her there to commit suicide because of the death of Romeo, but also because Romeo’s death is in his hands and so soon will Juliet’s. In conclusion, Friar Lawrence was to blame for the two star crossed lovers in William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. Friar Lawrence was persuaded easily without knowing the consequences of a Capulet and a Montague being together, his irresponsibility lead the death of Romeo because of the miscommunication, and his selfishness is at fault for leading the couple to suicide. This is why their death ended the feud between the Montagues and
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