Who Is The Friar Responsible For Romeo And Juliet's Death

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In Romeo and Juliet, the Friar is the most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. There are several people and things that lead up to their death, but out of all of them the Friar had the biggest impact on their death. Three things the Friar shouldn’t have done were that he married them secretly, gave Juliet the potion that made her seem dead, and he didn’t make sure Romeo received the letter with the plan. After giving these three reasons, lets now go into details about them. A major thing the Friar did wrong is he secretly married Romeo and Juliet. He does this when he says, “Come, come with me, and we will make short work; For, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone Till holy church incorporate two in one” (II.6.35-37). The two children wanted to get married hours after they met each other. Their parents didn’t know they were getting married. Part of the reason he married them is because he was hoping it would stop the feud between the two families. While he is …show more content…

Juliet goes to the Friar for help because she does not want to marry him. He thinks of some options, and tells her there is hope. He tells her, “Take thou this vial, being then in bed, and this distilled liquor drink thou off” (IV.1.93-94). He doesn’t want her to marry Paris for a couple of reasons. For one thing, Juliet is already married to Romeo, but nobody else knows that. If she married Paris she would be married to both of them. The other reason is that Juliet doesn’t want to marry Paris, and she said she would kill herself if she has to marry Paris. The Friar doesn’t want her to have to marry him if she doesn’t want to. They plan to have her take the potion so she will seem dead, they will put her in the tomb, and Romeo will come and get her from Mantua shortly after. They decide to go through with the plan, and this is what causes the next issue. Romeo doesn’t get the

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