If the Friar did not marry Romeo and Juliet before thinking about it he would have realized it was a bad idea. “These violent delights have violent ends/ And in their triumph die, like fire and powder” (II.VI.9-10). The Friar is saying that this could end violently but still proceeded in doing it. Although Juliet was responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence was the most responsible.
In Conclusion, this proves that Friar Laurence is one of the main characters to blame for Romeo and Juliet death at the end of the play. Friar Laurence Marries Romeo and Juliet, Make Juliet fake her death, and Left Juliet in tomb alone. These are all strong main idea’s to put blame on Friar
Friar Lawrence is responsible for the deaths of “Romeo and Juliet” . In the play “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare the two families Montague and Capulets hated each other. Juliet who was a Capulet, feel in love with Romeo,which is a Montague. Friar Lawrence gave juliet the potion to fake her death,And that caused Romeo to assume Juliet was which made him kill himself.
The famous play of Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare is about two people who share an overpowering love for each other. Juliet was insanely attracted to the one person in the world who she was not allowed to love, Romeo, while he was also in love with her. Because Romeo and Juliet's families had been fighting for many years, the lovers had to go to a great extent to keep their love a secret which would bring about their death. This then brings up the question of who was responsible for their death. Friar Laurence is responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet because he married them without having the parents consent and giving Juliet the vial of poison.
When Friar Laurence agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet in secret, their plan was tainted, thus leading to the deaths of the young couple. “These violent delights have violent ends / And in their
In the classic play Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence plays a major part. Romeo and Juliet trusted him entirely as he was the priest of their town. They turned to the Friar for help and advice at a few crucial points in the play. Little did these two lovers know that their decision to turn to Friar Laurence for help would eventually lead to their deaths. Friar Laurence was responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he married Romeo and Juliet, he was afraid of committing a sin, and because of his faulty plan for saving Juliet from a marriage to Paris.
One person who is to be blamed for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is Friar Laurence. Although Friar Laurence is portrayed as a ‘good’ man – and seems to have/do no harm to the people of Verona – he is not completely blameless. In fact, Friar Laurence undoubtedly has the most blame for their death. In Act Two, Scene Three, Lines 90-95, Friar Laurence agrees to the marriage of Romeo and Juliet because Friar Laurence truly believes that if they were lucky enough, the two feuding households, the Capulets and the Montagues, would have their hatred between one another be turned into pure love. “O, she knew well/Thy love did read by rote, that could not spell./But come, young waverer, come go with me./In one respect I’ll thy assistant be,/For this alliance may be so happy prove/To turn your household’ rancour to pure love.” All Friar
Even though numerous characters in the play contributed to the death of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence’s irresponsibility and lack of recognition makes him most to blame. To begin, Romeo proposes the idea about marring Juliet, a member of the Capulet Family by telling Friar Laurence “Then plainly know my heart's dear love is set on the fair daughter of rich Capulet (2.3.57-58). Romeo has completely forgotten about Rosaline, and now has focused his love onto Juliet. The Friar agrees with Romeo. Friar Laurence's decision is irresponsible because he agrees with the idea of members of opposite noble families being married. By marrying Romeo and Juliet, Friar is acting like Lord
Romeo and Juliet is a story of two star-crossed lovers who take their lives. Romeo and Juliet come from families who hate each other with a passion, but they fall in deeply in love. Their lives could have been saved by one person, Friar Laurence. Friar Laurence married Romeo and Juliet without telling their parents, gave Juliet a potion to make her seem dead, didn’t deliver the letter to Romeo himself about Juliet’s “death”, and arrived too late at the Capulet’s tomb.
Friar Lawrence was one of the most important characters in the novel. Even though he was not on the stage for most of the play he greatly contributed to the tragedy that would soon happen at the end of the play. There was basically three major parts that lead to the death of Romeo and Juliet, which Friar Lawrence was involved in all of them. Friar Lawrence played a vital role in the marriage, planning and death of Romeo and Juliet. His attempts to do the right thing were noble, but because of poor planning they would soon lead to the inevitable tragedy.
in order to unite the families; as in Act 2, Scene 6, when he marries
As is typical of Shakespeare’s tragedies, Romeo and Juliet is a play in which most noteworthy characters are killed by the conclusion of the plot, and the two main characters are no exception. The two star-crossed lovers meet their fate near the end of the play, and their deaths can be traced back to numerous factors leading up to that event. One might be tempted to blame all characters for the death of Romeo and Juliet due to the ongoing family feud. While this is true to an extent, the actions of Friar Lawrence throughout the play exhibit true guilt. As a holy man, who would never intentionally be deceitful to anyone else, Friar Lawrence is not intentionally portrayed as a culprit for any crime whatsoever. Nonetheless, his spur-of-the-moment behavior causes him to commit numerous wrongdoings that, fundamentally, result in his culpability. Through the secret marriage of Romeo and Juliet and the plan to avoid the arranged marriage to Paris, Friar Lawrence is ultimately responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
Firstly, one character who is undeniably responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death is Friar Laurence. There are three primary reasons he is accountable for Romeo and Juliet’s death. The first reason is that he gave the poison to Juliet. In the last few scenes of Act Three, we find out that Juliet will have to marry Paris and because she does not want to, she seeks Friar Laurence for advice. Juliet’s feels that her only solution is to kill herself, but Friar Laurence advises her there is another way out; drinking the potion that will stop her pulse and breathing, making her seem like she is dead for forty-two hours: “When presently through all thy veins shall run / A cold and drowsy humour, for no pulse / No warmth, no breath, shall testify thou livest, / The roses in thy
In the very last scene of the play, Romeo goes back to Verona to go lay with his “dead” wife – who is actually under the influence of a death-like drug – after hearing from his servant about her death. He travels with his trustworthy servant all the way to the tomb, but when they reach the tomb, Romeo asks for his servant to leave. Romeo, in his obsession-driven self, threatens to tear his servant limb from limb and scatter his remains across the graveyard if he doesn’t leave Romeo. This shows that Romeo is losing himself. He isn’t just a man who likes the idea of love, he’s a man who drives himself insane with the idea of love. Even though his love for Juliet can be summed down to beauty, his mind amplifies his feelings for her. Towards the end of Act 5, Scene 3, Romeo drinks poison to “join” Juliet in her death. Romeo even goes as far as to call the poison a cordial because he believes that it will heal him – heal his pain of not being with Juliet. This shows that, Romeo’s obsessive nature made his irrational decision seem rational. A relationship to heal him from his pain of Rosaline turned into a relationship that ended with death. His mind created his feelings towards Juliet, yet he continued to let himself be deceived. His made-up passion-driven obsession with Juliet ultimately led to his
There are many characters in the play of Romeo and Juliet that have important roles and unique characteristics. One of these characters is Friar Lawrence, a Franciscan monk who is an expert in plants and medicines. While the Friar does not appear in all parts of the play, he acts as an advisor to Romeo and Juliet and gets them married. Being an honest, trustworthy, and loving friend, Friar Lawrence helps keep Romeo and Juliet together while maintaining his character and not acting dual-sided or having a second nature. Throughout the later parts of the play, Friar Lawrence’s characterization remains consistent as he guides the two lovers through their troubles and eventually ends the family feud between the Capulets and the Montagues.