When Juliet comes desperately to the Friar for help in her current situation. He gives Juliet a potion that once drank, would make her seem dead. He gives her this because he knows that “rather than to marry county Paris” she would kill herself.(4.1.73) The Friar eve said himself that he knew she would be willing to do anything to avoid marrying Paris, no matter the risk. However, instead of taking time to create a smart safe plan, he hastily gives Juliet a potion that would make her seem dead.
Friar Lawrence agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet because he thinks that if they get married it will end the feud between the Montague and Capulet family. According to the text in Document C , block two “So smile the heavens upon this holy act… These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder, which as they kiss consume…”.(DBQ: Project, 2013) From the reading this quote means the marriage between Romeo and Juliet and their lives will not last. Another key point is in Document C block three, line three “And, if thou darest, I’ll give you thee remedy”. (DBQ: Project, 2013)
As a result of this individual’s poor decisions, a terrible tragedy occurred. This individual deserves a harsh punishment for the inexcusable actions which led to unnecessary bloodshed. It is clear that Friar Lawrence is most to blame for the tragedy because he married Romeo and Juliet, provided the potion for Juliet to drink, and fled the scene when Romeo and Juliet committed suicide. Friar Lawrence is to blame because he married Romeo and Juliet during a time when he was fully aware of the violent feud between the Capulets and Montagues. For example, in Act Two, Friar Lawrence only agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet because he wished to mend the feud between the Montagues and
Then five seconds later, Juliet wakes up and sees Romeo dead on the floor, talks to the Friar for a while, then kills herself. Now, this all wouldn’t have happened if Juliet hadn’t listened to the Friar and just ran away with
He fears of something about the relationship, he thinks they are too passionate and things might turn violent. The Friar must be able to help Juliet not marry the person her dad wants her to be with. As he is an apothecary, he found a way to help her.
Thy husband on thy bosom lies dead; and Paris too. Come, I’ll dispose of thee among a sisterhood of holy nuns. Stay not to question, for the watch is coming. Come, go, good Juliet” (5.3.154-159). Juliet would not go and he did not stay to protect or comfort her, leaving her along to kill herself.
His hastily devised backup plan was unsuccessful and if he had thought to make one beforehand, he wouldn’t have had this problem. There were many things he could have done to prevent the major flaws in his plan such as giving the message telling Romeo of the plan for Juliet to take the potion himself, having a way to get Juliet out of the tomb she would be placed in before she took the potion, or placing another Friar outside of Juliet’s tomb to further insure the information was provided to Romeo. However, he did none of these things which lead to the premature death of the young
Firstly, he willingly agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet despite their families' feuding and them still being young. Secondly, he agrees to marry Juliet and Paris, complicating the situation and worsening conflicts. Finally, he suggests the misguided plan of faking Juliet's death, which results in a miscommunication and Romeo's tragic decision to end his life. Friar Lawrence bears significant responsibility for the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet due to his irresponsible and ill-advised decisions. Their story serves as a reminder of how misguided actions and decisions can have a profound impact, underscoring the importance of thoughtfulness and wisdom when faced with complex
In the play after Romeo gets banished and Juliet must marry Paris, Friar Lawrence devises a plan where Juliet fakes her own death to delay the wedding until she can run off with Romeo. Juliet takes a drug that gives her death like symptoms and fools her family to think that she is dead. However the Friar’s plan goes amiss, when Romeo sees Juliet pale body and commits suicide. Friar Lawrence should accept some of the responsibility of the catastrophe due to his miscalculated plans that had negative outcomes in the
In Document E, “A great power” it states, “The letter was not nice, but full of charge, of dear import, and the neglecting it may do much danger.” Basically, saying that Friar Lawrence’s friend, Friar John, was unable to deliver the letter to Romeo informing him that Juliet was not actually dead. Romeo was already notified by the news and was not in believe of how horrible the news was. If Friar Lawrence would have thought this completely through, then there would have been no problem. Both him and Juliet could have somehow notified him before doing what they were planning.
Every day, people make rash decisions. These rash decisions bring about many unfortunate events, but rarely death. Because of Friar Lawrence’s immensely important role in Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence’s rash decisions bring about many unfortunate events. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence causes Romeo and Juliet to die a tragic death because of Friar Lawrence’s rashness and lack of good judgement. Friar Lawrence is primarily responsible for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet because of his rash choice to marry the two teenagers.
Have you ever been pushed to make a decision? Is there someone in your life who acts before thinking? In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, two love-struck teenagers were desperately in need of proper advice from trustworthy adults to prevent disaster. Friar Lawrence was one of the main characters who offered poor advice to Romeo and Juliet throughout their misadventure. First, he married Romeo and Juliet quickly after they met without their parents’ knowledge.
Romeo and Juliet is a play about star-crossed lovers. Romeo is apart of a high class Montague family; their rival is the Capulet family. Romeo falls in love with the daughter of Lord Capulet. They want to get married but they know that this will not be approved between their family feud. This is why they secretly ask Friar Laurence to marry them in secret.
Mantua, with my letters to thy lord. (IV, i, 122-124) The friar should have gathered his thoughts and come up with a plan to save Juliet and Romeos relationship when he learned that Romeo never got the letter. Instead it seemed like Friar Lawrence gave up on the tragic situation. Romeo heard about Juliet's death and immediately traveled to Verona to behold her corps with his own eyes.
Juliet is devastated so she goes to Friar Lawrence for help. Friar comes up with a plan for Juliet to take a potion to make herself seem dead for two and forty hours, when Juliet awakes Romeo would be there to take her to Mantua. Juliet’s parents can believe that she is dead because “Each part, deprived of supple government,/ Shall, stiff and stark and cold, appear like death” (Shakespeare 5.1. 102-103). As part of Friar Lawrence’s plan, he sent Friar John to tell Romeo about the plan, but word got to Romeo about Juliet’s death before Friar John could tell Romeo about the plan. As it is made obvious, everyone thinks that Juliet is actually dead except for Friar Lawrence, Friar John, and Juliet.