From there, Friar Lawrence created a plan so risky ... ... middle of paper ... ...ions and actions made by Friar Lawrence did not help, but hurt those involved. Friar Lawrence consistently shows that he is a terrible decision maker, a trait that influenced the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. In conclusion, Friar Lawrence is responsible for the deaths of the star-crossed lovers, despite them taking their own lives. The Friar has influenced the decision Romeo and Juliet made regarding their deaths by the inexcusable choices he made during the story. His decision to succumb to Romeo and Juliet’s desire to marry started the journey to their unfortunate deaths.
To even more complicate the plot, Mr. Capulet promised Paris that will Juliet “shall be married to” him (R&J 3.4.21). This arrangement happens because Juliet was sad about Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment. The marriage forces the Juliet to fake her death, which is the reason for Romeo’s suicide. Romeo committed suicide because he did not her death was fake. This is a bad decision because Juliet and Friar Lawrence should have found a way to tell Romeo before she fakes her death.
Therefore, the blood of Juliet’s and Romeo’s lies on Friar’s hands since it was his reckless planning that led to their deaths. Many of the characters besides Friar Lawrence made bad choices throughout the play. However, the Friar makes reckless decisions that seal the fates of Romeo and Juliet. His decisions to quickly marry the two reckless lovers in secrecy, to give Juliet the poison, and to trust Friar John with the letter, were all bad decisions. In conclusion, the consequences of these choices prove that the Friar is entirely responsible for this play’s tragedy.
Too lazy to find a literate ser... ... middle of paper ... ... himself at her side, instead of first investigating the circumstances of her death. (Cardullo 61-62) Notably, Cardullo recognizes Romeo’s first problem, in his essay titled The Characters Impulsiveness is the Villain of the Play, haste. Instead of mourning for Juliet, he decided to kill himself instead. In fact, Romeo is the hastiest character in the play. The complications in the play Romeo and Juliet are a result of the characters impulsiveness.
Friar Laurence’s impulsivity contributed greatly to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. In conclusion, Friar Laurence is responsible for the deaths of the titular characters in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet because he makes fatal decisions involving cowardice, unreliability, and impulsivity. Friar Laurence’s decisions such as, choosing to abandon Juliet in the Capulet tomb, failing to emphasize the importance of his letter to Friar John, giving Juliet a sleeping potion, and marrying Romeo and Juliet proved to be fatal, as they lead to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The decisions Friar Laurence makes throughout the drama make him responsible for the acts of Romeo and Juliet’s suicides. Works Cited Shakespeare, William.
Blame for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet The two people or things I would most blame for their deaths are Romeo and fate. The reason for blaming Romeo is because he was too hasty, organised everything in secret and he was blinded by love. I think fate is also to blame as it also brought bad luck and also the letter did not reach Romeo. In the play Romeo was being too hasty by getting married so quickly to Juliet. This is shown by Romeo saying: “Then plainly know, my heart’s dear love is set On the fair daughter of rich Capulet; … But this I pray, That thou consent to marry us today.” This shows us that Romeo wasted no time in getting married.
Because of their inability to tell the truth, Romeo and Juliet must skulk around and keep their love hidde. As a result of their immaturity, too many people did not know what was going on. Friar Lawrence adds to the problem because of his choices. So, as one takes a hard look at “Romeo and Juliet”, Friar Lawrence is clearly at fault for all of the deaths because of the following: 1) He marries Romeo and Juliet in the first place; 2) He causes Tybalt to die; 3) He fails to inform Romeo properly of Juliet’s fake death, thus killing both. Because of Friar Lawrence’s decision to marry Romeo and Juliet when the two families have had a long conflict with each other, he causes the deaths in “Romeo and Juliet”, as he believes that their lustful love shall bring the families to peace once they are married.
Friar Lawrence is responsible for the deaths of the lovers, because he was secretive, did not communicate well, and he was a coward. He had the potential to stop everything and prevent the deaths. If he only had thought things through Romeo and Juliet would’ve survived. The deaths of Romeo and Juliet solely rest on the Friar’s shoulder. The Friar set up everything that happened and created a huge mess that could have been prevented.
Responsiblity for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet The final tragedy in the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is the death of Romeo and Juliet. It’s a result of the feud of the two houses: Capulets and Montagues, but amongst other likely causes are the personalities of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is ‘hot-headed’ and Juliet lacks experience in life because of her young age. Other characters who play a significant part in driving them to their deaths are: Tybalt, Mercutio, Friar Lawrence, The Nurse, Old Capulet, Romeo himself and Juliet herself. Also, the political circumstances in Verona have a part to play because the Prince doesn’t do anything to stop the feud of the two families.
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is known to be a tragedy but deep researches differentiate the causes of it. Some may argue and define it as the consequence of a destructive teenage love; nevertheless Romeo’s role is taken too lightly in that story. Hence, Romeo has been defined throughout the book as a very hasty personage whose actions are dictated by his emotions or by a bad situation he is trapped in proven by Tybalt’s death in the hands of Romeo. Therefore, to fully comprehend Romeo’s part in the story, if one considered that every action he accomplishes are the fruit of pure impulsiveness, the fact that everything he does result to a death or an unnecessary event and that if he really took his time to think before acting then, there would have had no problem. Thus, it can be well said that Romeo’s pushy and impulsive actions are responsible of the tragedy in the book.