In William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet Friar Lawrence is to blame for the two lovers deaths for numerous reasons. One of the reasons he is to blame for the lovers death is because he gave Juliet the vial. Another reason he is to blame for the deaths is because he didn't make sure Romeo got the letter explaining what Juliet’s plan was. The last reason to blame Friar Lawrence is because he married the two in secrecy.
Friar Lawrence should have done anything possible in order to bring Juliet out of the crypt. However, all he did was leave the crypt and let Juliet kill herself so that he could leave the scene and wouldn't be the one to blame. Even the prince in the final scene of the play says, "We still have known thee for a holy man". This means that everyone has known Friar Lawrence as a holy man, but he has made such terrible suggestions to Romeo and Juliet which caused the deaths of
Friar Laurence is to blame for the death of Juliet. Friar Laurence is the church leader in Verona. He is a friend and adviser to Romeo. He hopes by marrying Romeo and Juliet he will end the feuding. He also has a vast knowledge of plants and herbs.Though some readers might believe that Friar Laurence is innocent in the death of Juliet, it is clear that Friar Laurence is actually responsible for her death. 1 He gave Juliet the potion and this was his plan. 2 He never told Friar John how important delivering the letter to romeo was. 3 He went and married Romeo and Juliet.
The question of who is most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet can be complicated. Almost everybody in the play can be blamed because everybody has pitched in a little. There are many characters in the play by William Shakespeare who wronged Romeo and Juliet. The characters that contributed the most to Romeo’s and Juliet’s deaths are Friar Laurence, Lord Capulet and Paris.
Friar Lawrence finds out about Romeo and Juliet’s love for each other, but does not tell the two families about this. In addition to this, he married Romeo and Juliet quickly without thinking. He then comes up with the plan to pretend that Juliet was dead, so she can get out of marrying Paris. Friar Lawrence also takes the blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet in the end. There were many people who had caused Romeo and Juliet’s death, but Friar Lawrence had caused most of the problems
In Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence plays a major role in the deaths of the pair. The Friar is a member of the Order of St. Francis, a group of wise and generous priests, Romeo and Juliet trusted Friar Laurence and his insight, turning to him for advice, and solutions. However, Friar Laurence’s rash decision in marrying Romeo and Juliet, his reckless plan for rescuing Juliet from an arranged marriage with Paris, and his fear of committing sin all added to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. He was there throughout Romeo’s and Juliet 's lives; he married them, came up with a plan to keep them together, and was a friend throughout their tragedies.
Most people see William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as a romantic love story of two teens who killed themselves for each other, but who is really to blame here? Friar Laurence is at fault for their deaths because he married Romeo and Juliet, did not have a good plan set up, and left Juliet alone in the tomb.
A question asked by many curious people who have read Romeo and Juliet is who is at the hands of the death of Romeo and Juliet? The first person to blame is Friar Laurence. He is the man who made the plan to get Romeo and Juliet out of the city and gave Juliet the serum. In the passage by Ryan P. “Who is to Blame for the Death of Romeo and Juliet?”, he answers “Friar Laurence is a major culprit of the deaths of Romeo and Juliet”. With this statement he explains “He created a gargantuan plan that he improvised in a matter of seconds and expected every step to work out”. Ryan P. is elaborating that Friar Laurence did not put enough time into this plan where lives were at stake. He made the plan to fake Juliet’s death by giving her a serum that would make her seem like she was dead for a certain number of hours, but
“And this distilled liquor drink thou off; When presently through all thy veins shall run. A cold and drowsy humor, for no pulse,” (S.S, pg. 453). Friar Lawrence quoted that he would help Juliet fake her death. This is why Friar Lawrence is the one to blame for causing the most trouble in Romeo and Juliet. Yes, there are many other characters in the story to blame, but Friar Lawrence helped with a series of events that led to Juliet's death. Friar Lawrence was the one to blame throughout the entire story.
Romeo and Juliet may seem like a romantic novel; however, that is not the case. Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy about a pair of star crossed lovers who go through many painful obstacles only to kill themselves at the end because of their love for one another. However, in the end, who is to blame for the death of these young children? The one who is liable for the pain and suffering that has been caused is Friar Lawrence. Friar Lawrence bears the most guilt for the fate of the characters in Romeo and Juliet.
The tale of Romeo and Juliet ends with the death of the two lovers. But there is a reason behind their passing. Friar Lawrence, a priest in Verona, had a big part of the play, and may be the reason for Romeo and Juliet to lay still forever in their graves. The friar was the one that devised the plan to fake Juliet’s death, but ran away in cowardice when he was afraid. Friar Lawrence was depended on by Romeo and Juliet with their secrets even though he was the only adult trusted in this situation other than the nurse. Friar Lawrence made rash decisions without thinking of a back-up plan. Friar Lawrence is to blame for their death.
When Romeo first comes to talk to Friar Lawrence about marrying Juliet, Friar Lawrence is hesitant to perform the ceremony. He thinks that Romeo is moving too quickly, and that Romeo should not get married to a person he has just met. Despite his doubts though, he marries Romeo and Juliet behind their parent’s backs in the hopes that a marriage between the two families will end the feud. Friar Lawrence does not take into account how this will affect Romeo and Juliet. He even predicts that “These violent delights have violent ends,” meaning that he thinks that their love will end badly because it began so quickly.(DBQ Doc. C “I’ll Thy Assistant Be”) When Friar Lawrence tries to fix his mistake by helping Juliet when she refuses to marry Paris, he hurts Romeo and Juliet even more by giving Juliet the sleeping potion. He may be trying to help Juliet, but he is also trying to prevent someone else from finding out that he married Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence is the most at fault for the events leading up to and the deaths of Romeo and
Another action that led to the two lover’s death is Friar Lawrence faking Juliet’s death. This action was uncalled for, a possible solution could of bin that Friar Lawrence helped Juliet escape Verona to be with his husband. “Take thou this vial, being then in bed and this distilled liquor drink thou off, when presently through all thy veins shall run a cold and drowsy humor, for no pulse shall keep his native progress, but surcease” [IV, 1, 96-100]. However,
Friar Lawrence created a plan in which he would send word to Romeo letting him know that Juliet was alive and well, the plan wasn’t thought out very well and unfortunately Romeo never received word. Friar Lawrence promised Juliet that Romeo would receive word “(giving her the vial) Now go along on your way. Be strong and successful in this decision. I’ll send a friar quickly to Mantua with my letter for Romeo.” (4.1 125-128) Because of the miscommunication, when Romeo does not get the letter he mistakenly believes that Juliet is dead. When he learns this he goes to visit her grave and the visit ends with his death and the death of Paris. If Friar Lawrence had suggested that he himself would wait with Juliet in the tomb, or even if he had also asked the nurse to tell Romeo, he might not be to blame when it comes to the death of the young couple. When Friar Lawrence is trying to coax Juliet outside so that they can leave the scene of the deaths, he notes the noise and right after decides to leave “A noise sounds from outside the tomb I hear some noise. Lady, come from that nest, Of death, contagion, and unnatural sleep. A greater power than we can contradict Hath thwarted our intents.” (5.3 68-69) If he had gone into the tomb and taken Juliet out, she might have been consoled and avoided death. But because the Friars got scared there was no chance of saving
Romeo tells Tybalt, “I do protest I never injur’d thee, but love thee better than thou canst devise” (162). Romeo tells Tybalt he loves him but cannot tell him the reason why, the reason being they are technically family now through his marriage to Juliet. Mercutio grows frustrated because Tybalt calls Romeo a villain, Mercutio believes Tybalt should not get away with being so insulting. Romeo reacts to being called a villain by saying “I love you so I don’t care that you called me a bad name. But you clearly don’t know me very well, goodbye!” He brushes off the comment while Mercutio is infuriated by it. This of course leads to Mercutio and Tybalt’s battle.