Who Was Responsible For The Deaths Of Romeo And Juliet Essay

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In fair Verona, two star-crossed lovers fall in love and die within a short week. The play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a classic with elements from it used in modern films and books today. With so many unlucky situations and bad decisions, it creates suspenseful stories. In Romeo and Juliet, most of the situations would not have happened if the Friar decided not to marry Romeo and Juliet and making bad situations worse. Friar Laurence caused the deaths of Romeo and Juliet by marrying them, making a desperate plan and not following through with his plan. First off, Friar Laurence marries Romeo and Juliet without their parents or others knowing. The Friar felt as though he could have solved the family's feud by himself, a long-standing issue in Verona that could not simply be forced on each family. This especially could not happen if the two families did not even know about the marriage. The Friar stated, “For this alliance may so happy prove/To turn your households' rancour to pure love.”(2.3 87-88) The …show more content…

Friar Laurence created a plan and to communicate his plan he would send a letter. The problem with this is he did not tell Friar John how urgent the letter. He states, “The letter was not nice but full of charge/Of dear import, and the neglecting it/May do much danger. Friar John, go hence.” (5.2 19-21) He stated that the other friar did not know how important his letter was. On the other hand, if Friar Laurence did tell him he could have been able to give the letter to Romeo. Friar Laurence did understand how bad not having the letter delivered was, but he should have had a backup plan. Such as, ran to Juliet's cell when she woke. He did not these things and arrived after Juliet woke. Even when he arrived with Juliet awake he turned scared and ran. He might have been able to get Juliet out with her life. Instead, he ran away from his

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