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.
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
(for reals this time) Juliet want to be with her husband “Yea, noise? Then I’ll be brief. O happy dagger, this is thy sheath. There rust and let me die. “(5.3) It show’s how now that romeo is dead because he didn’t get the memo that she was faking it, (because he was exiled) he killed himself.
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. The end of this story isn’t pretty, so whose fault was it?
He was trying to help reunite the families by doing this but he didn't think it all the way through so out of stupidity he married them. The quote to support to support this claim is from when the Friar is about to marry the two in the street with the help of the Nurse, as they are waiting he pulls Romeo aside and gives him some luck. “"So smile the heavens upon this holy act / That after-hours with sorrow chide us not!” (Act II Scene VI lines 1-2 Shakespeare). In other words he’s saying, May the heavens be happy with this holy act of marriage, so nothing unfortunate happens later to make us regret it. The reason that this marriage was so bad was because Romeo and Juliet were both very young to get married and Romeo was not very mature.
“Romeo, who lies there dead, was the husband of that Juliet. And she, who lies there dead, was that Romeo’s faithful wife. I married them; their secret wedding day was the day Tybalt died. His untimely death caused the bridegroom to be banished from the city,”(5.3.281, Shakespeare) In William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, the deaths of the two title characters are both Romeo and Juliet. Much could have been done to prevent their suicides, but these “star-crossed lovers” ultimately are not able to avoid their destiny.
The Nurse and Friar Lawrence are responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The Friar was one of Romeo's most important role models. Romeo looked up to him and respected his opinions. No matter what the Friar could have said to Romeo and Juliet, they still would have gotten married, but the Friar could have helped them find a better way to go about it. The Friar thought that marrying the two kids of the feuding houses would help put an end to their parents' fight, "Thy love did read by rote, that could not spell.
“Romeo is banned from Verona, which leads to him to seek out some pretty bad advice and guidance from Friar Laurence.” (Shmoop.com). The news Romeo receives is that Juliet is dead and in the Capulet's tomb Romeo does not know abou the fact he is supposed to be at Juliet's side when she wakes. Romeo is not aware of Juliet and Friar Lawrence's plan with the potion so in turn he takes his own life thinking Juliet is really dead. When Juliet wakes she finds Romeo dead next to her, she takes Romeo's dagger and stabbed it into her chest killing herself. She had taken to the potion to be reunited with Romeo and that hope is all ripped away the second she find Romeo dead next to her.
Admittedly Friar Lawrence did agree to marry Romeo and Juliet in secret in Act II, but he did this in hopes that it would end the feud, and his intentions can be seen in this quote, “ In one respect all thy assistant be; For this alliance may so happy prove, to turn your households’ rancor to pure love”(Act II scene iii). The feud is a major reason for Friar Lawrence allowing Romeo and Juliet to be married. Friar Lawrence's actions disprove the claim that he is responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths since his actions were ultimately caused by the feud. Therefore, Friar Lawrence did not cause the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, and the claim that he is responsible is invalid. In spite of this, the feud is still the cause of Romeo and Juliet’s
Family Feud to Fatal Endings Family, oh, family where for art thou family? The families of Romeo and Juliet never knew what was happening within the palace walls. Did they notice, did they even care? Two young lovers, from two fighting families, die because of a feud that forbid their love. Shakespeare, in the disastrous story of Romeo and Juliet, chose the theme of family.
“Two households, both alike in dignity (In fair Verona, where we lay our scene), From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life” ( Shakespeare,prologue, page 1 lines 0-10). That was talking about the suicides of Romeo and Juliet and the person I hold the most responsible for their deaths is Romeo. Ihave three main reasons why he is the cause of his and juliets death. They are first off he is moody teenage and evey one knows that you cant trust thoes people.