Who Is To Blame For Friar Lawrence's Death

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The key reason that Friar Lawrence is at fault for the death of Romeo and Juliet is because he was the priest that married the young couple, and kept their unbreakable love a secret. They came to the priest asking for a life together and pure serenity, in which resulted in a catastrophic death. To support my claim, Friar Lawrence is the primary target because of the secrets he kept from everyone. Friar lawrence should have never agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet. He thought that by marrying them it could bound the sour feud between the Montagues and Capulets. Parts of his secretive plan were missing, as how the couple should have successfully announced their marriage. Friar poured his heart into this idea of this marriage, yet his plan was not superior. For example in the play Friar Lawrence states, “But come, young waverer, come, go with me. To turn your households' rancor to pure love.’’. As read Friar Lawrence is expecting an end result of peace between the two households, by marrying Romeo and Juliet. …show more content…

Quoted, “ Meanwhile, I’ll send Romeo word of our plan. He’ll come here, and we’ll keep a watch for when you wake up.” Friar should have been wise and sent the letter and waited for confirmation that he received the letter before poisoning Juliet. Friar Lawrence also made the mistake of allowing someone other than himself to be in charge of Romeo's reception of this letter. Lastly, Friar Lawrence walked away from Juliet when Juliet needed him, this resulted in Juliet killing herself. He was only caring about himself and didn't want to be reprimanded. Only if he had waited longer Juliet would not have killed herself adding to the tragedy. This is seen at the end of the play when Friar Lawrence says, “Stay not to question, for the watch is coming. Come, go, good Juliet. I dare no longer

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