Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is one of the most well known love tragedies of all time. Within four days they meet, fall in love, get married, and kill themselves. One bad thing after another, and Friar Lawrence is to blame. He married Juliet even when he knew about the feud, he even married them when he knew that Romeo was head over heels for a completely different girl just a few hours prior. Friar Lawrence is also the reason for their death...he gave Juliet the potion, as well as failed to get the letter to Romeo in time. Friar Lawrence was selfish, he’s to blame for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.
William Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet,” is arguably the most widely known tragic love story of all time. Although it has been the subject of debate and controversy, it has inspired many love stories in recent times. One of the most controversial details of the play, are the relationships that Friar Lawrence and Nurse, have with Romeo and Juliet. Many argue that they were not being responsible with their actions regarding Romeo and Juliet’s marriage. Others say that their actions were justified, because the two teens trusted them. Nurse and Friar Lawrence did not do the “right thing” in this situation, and contributed to the events which eventually led to the death of Romeo and Juliet.
William Shakespeare composed the tragedy Romeo and Juliet in the 16th century. This play vividly portrayed the banned love between the heirs of two families. Spoiler alert, Romeo and Juliet killed themselves in the end. Every person in Romeo and Juliet held responsibility for their death. Among all of the characters, Friar Lawrence and Capulet were major catalysts of the casualties. Let's not forget Romeo, the one that started it all.
To conclude, Friar Lawrence is to blame for Romeo's and Juliet's deaths. He was the one who married them in the first place. This caused Juliet to go into hysteria and vow to kill she would kill herself before being married to Paris. He did not go to Mantua so that caused communication issues with Romeo which ended up killing Romeo. Friar Lawrence fled the scene when he saw Romeo dead. He was also the only one who took the blame for everything. Friar Lawrence was very irresponsible, illogical and he is the main reason why the play Romeo and Juliet ended so
Albert Camus points out that for some people, it is easier for them to take their own life, than it is to continue living an empty one. This is the case for the star-crossed lovers, Romeo, and Juliet, in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. Although there were multiple contributing factors to the suicides of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence is directly responsible for their deaths. He is responsible because he trusted someone other than himself to deliver the letter to Romeo, he gave Juliet the potion, and left when Romeo and Juliet were in danger at the tomb.
Often, because of his involvement in the lives of the lovers, Friar Laurence can be seen as more responsible for their deaths than he actually is, although in the last scene the Friar is partially responsible for the death of Juliet. However his responsibility is mild compared to the accountability of other influences in the lovers’ lives, including friends, parents and the idea of fate or fortune. Even Romeo and Juliet themselves can be blamed to some extent for the tragedy.
Throughout time, there have been many tragedies cause by romance. For example, the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, is known for its romantic tragedy between two star-crossed lovers. With all the deaths, who is truly to blame for Romeo and Juliet's deaths? Friar Laurence is most to blame for many obvious, yet overlooked reasons.
Everyone knows the tale of Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, but no one asks who was to blame for Romeo and Juliet's death. There are many characters that can be blamed for their death Friar Lawrence, The Feud, and Fate are only a few characters that play a role in their death. These characters in particular had major influence on their death and that is why they hold the most blame.
Romantic love stories are often ended with a tragedy, because of loss of passion or a loved one. These tragedies are often the result of one person’s actions that ended someone’s life or love. In the Romeo and Juliet play written by William Shakespeare, two citizens of Verona come together and fall deeply in love. Unfortunately their love comes to an end, along with their lives, because of a misunderstanding and a persistent feud between their families. Although there are many characters in this play that have contributed to Romeo and Juliet’s death, Friar Laurence is the person most to blame.
Friar Laurence caused Romeo and Juliet’s death. He gave a potion to Juliet so she would look dead and not have to get married to Paris. (IIII.i. Shakespeare) He was trying to help them out by helping them escape to Verona and have them be together. This show that Friar actually cared for them and tried to help them out, but his plan failed leading this to their death in the end. Friar also told his messenger to tell Romeo
Good afternoon, my fellow audience. I am here today to persuade you on who I believe to be the character mostly responsible for the death of the two main characters in the play, Romeo and Juliet, a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It is almost an ironic play because of its open and easily known ending, but yet its ending emerges the controversial question, WHO IS TO BLAME FOR THE DEATH OF ROMEO AND JULIET? I believe every character in the book contributed to their deaths even Romeo and Juliet themselves, but Friar Lawrence bears a monumental deal of the blame because he was the principle and most reliable adult that could have steered the ‘inexperienced’ couple, but his incompetency led Romeo and Juliet to a violent
The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet published in 1597 by William Shakespeare is a suspenseful and romantic story about two lovers whose love cannot part them from their feuding families. Although they were responsible for killing themselves, there are certain individuals who influenced them to commit suicide. Those who are most responsible for the unfortunate deaths of Romeo and Juliet include Friar Lawrence, for his selfish desire to be a hero, Capulet, for imposing an ultimatum and his disconnection from his daughter, and the Nurse, for her irresponsibility and betrayal to Juliet.
Juliet comes to Friar's cell crying about marrying Paris and threatening to kill herself and he tells her about a potion he has. “That cop’st with death himself to ‘scape from it; And if thou darest, I’ll give thee remedy.”(IIII.i.76-77) Friar LAwrence once again acts irresponsible in giving Juliet a sleeping potion that he has never used before we can assume. So many bad things could have happened from using the sleeping potion. If the Friar never gave the potion to Juliet Romeo would never had killed himself, then causing Juliet to wake up next to her dead husband causing her to commit suicide as well. All while this was going on Friar fled the scene. It all comes back to the potion. Friar Lawrence gives juliet the potion. That one choice created a domino effect. The Friar should have been the adult in the situation and not acted so quickly. He should have thought of all the possibilities that could have gone wrong before he made such a risk choice
Friar Laurence is a big reason why Romeo and Juliet died, because he gave bad advice to both of them. Friar is giving Juliet advice to drink a potion that will make her seem dead so that she gets out of marrying Paris and can run off with Romeo. “When presently through all thy veins shall run/ a cold drowsy humor for n pulse.” (4.1.95-96) Friar gives Juliet bad advice to take this sleeping potion, and other bad advice, before he knows that the plan will even work. Friar does not know that the letter doesn’t make it to Romeo. The importance of this letter was saying that Juliet wasn’t really dead that it was a potion, but it didn’t get to Romeo before Benvolio did. Friar gave Juliet bad advice which led to her and Romeo’s death. This is
Since they had two days till the wedding, Friar Laurence was going to write Romeo a letter about the plan and have it sent to him. He was going to create a sleeping potion that made Juliet look deceased, so that on her wedding day everyone thinks she is. Then, she would wake up and could be reunited with Romeo. Many things went wrong for this not to happen. First off, Lord Capulet changed the wedding to the next day, which threw the whole plan off. When Friar Laurence attempted to send the letter earlier it failed. The night before Juliet took the potion and the following morning she looked dead and fooled everyone. When Balthasar mistakenly told Romeo that Juliet had died, he believed it since he didn’t get the note. At this time, Romeo ended up being near the apothecary and convinced him in exchange for money to give him poison. Later on he ended up killing Paris who was just going to see Juliet. During all this, Friar Laurence went himself to tell Romeo she wasn’t dead and it was all part of a plan. He stumbled through a graveyard that he knew so well and had missed Romeo by minutes. “Romeo! O, pale! Who else?...” (V v 144) When he gets there he sees a dead Romeo and Juliet who had just woke up. He tells Juliet they have to go, she doesn’t listen, stays, and ends her life with the