The first reason why Friar Laurence is to blame is because he married Romeo and Juliet. After they decided they wanted to get married right away, Romeo and Juliet go to Friar’s cell to get married. Friar first questions the love because Romeo was in love with another women only a few hours ago. He only agrees to marry them because he thinks it will end the family tension. “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; / For this alliance may be so happy prove / To turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (II.iii.90-92).
In Shakespeare’s, “Romeo and Juliet” Friar Laurence is to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths because he is devious and has a poor planning ability. Friar Laurence is to blame because of his devious and secretive nature. First, Friar Laurence agrees to perform a forbidden marriage without Romeo and Juliet’s family’s approval. Friar Laurence states, “In one respect, I’ll thy assistant to be; For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your household’s rancor to pure love” (Shakespeare 1031). This quote displays Friar Laurence’s devious nature because he had agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet, thinking that it would solve the rivalry between the two families even though it was against who he was, his morals, and his religion.
When Romeo came in to ask Friar to marry him the Friar says that Romeo saw him previously saying that he couldn’t live without Rosaline. Then he instantly thinks that marrying a Montague to a Capulet would end the feud. This decision affects most of the outcome in this play. “To turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” Now the feuding families eventually stopped but only because Romeo and Juliet died. This was mainly because of the Friar.
Some may think that it is Friar´s fault, for making the plan to get Romeo and Juliet married. And it can also be said that it is Benvolio 's who helped Romeo meet Juliet by taking him to the party. However, this is not true because it is Romeo who follows through these plans or advises to make these plans due to his unwise decisions. Afterall, he asked Friar to marry them ¨I’ll tell thee as we pass, but this I pray: That thou consent to marry us today¨ (Shakespeare 2.3.63-64). He requests Friar to get them married while Friar is not happy with him falling in love with another person all of a sudden.
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. One reason why Friar Laurence is at fault is because in Act Two, Scene Three, Romeo asks Friar Lawrence to marry him and Juliet secretly. Friar Lawrence told Romeo he had doubts because they had just met, also, Romeo had just been so in love with Rosaline the day before, and should wait. Romeo disagreed, and the friar gave in and married them anyway.
Friar Laurence believes that Romeo and Juliet should go, “Go wisely and slow,” he then says that if you go to fast bad thing will happen so he said this, “They stumble that run fast (2.3.94).” Romeo gets this advice while he tries to get Friar Laurence to marry them so he tells them to take it slow and steady. How might they not listen to this advice? They need to learn this lesson because they fall in love without actually knowing each other or even thinking about the consequences. They don't ask who they are they just fall in love. “Sin from my lips?
But, he still married them knowing the consequences that could bring. He was also the person who came up with juliet's fake death. He could of not helped her and on her own she could of figured a way out of the problems she got into herself. The first example of how Friar Lawrence is to blame is now he told Romeo that he would marry him and juliet in secret without telling anyone knowing that their families hated each other to death. In the play, Romeo told the friar that he was in love and that he wanted to marry.
Pardoned or Punished Have you ever read Romeo and Juliet and wondered who should be punished for their deaths? In the book Romeo and Juliet written by Shakespeare and guy named Romeo and a girl named Juliet met at a party and get married the next day but can not tell people because their families are in a feud. Juliet’s father Lord Capulet tries to make her marry someone else. This makes her go to Friar Lawrence, the one who married her and Romeo, and he gives her potion that will bring her close to death. Romeo thinks she is dead and kills himself.
In my opinion Friar Lawrence was the most responsible for their deaths. The Friar married Romeo and Juliet, made ‘’poison” for Juliet to take, and didn’t get the letter to Romeo on time . It all started when Romeo first saw Juliet at a party that he crashed. They had spoke for bit and had fallen in love with each other. They had decided that the following day they would get married.
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is a classic love story that ends in a tragedy. Unable to overcome the hatred that plagues both of their families, Romeo and Juliet ultimately commit suicide. This tragedy is often viewed as a product of Verona's society. While the family feud between the Montague and the Capulets did play a major role in the early deaths of the protagonist, individual characters also contributed to their demise. Perhaps the character who played this biggest part in the tragedy was Lord Capulet, Juliet's father.