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Death Of Friar Lawrence In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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At the end of the play, both Romeo and Juliet are dead. Their death was the result of many different events and decisions, however Friar Laurence is most to blame. Friar Laurence's lack of understanding for the full situation, his laziness and him being unwatchful evidently led to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Now, I know what your thinking, Friar Laurence was trying to help Romeo and Juliet the entire play! While he was trying to help all he was doing was making mistakes and making things worse for them. While Friar Laurence was trying to help he did not understand the full situation for Romeo and Juliet and their passion. Since Friar Laurence led Romeo to believe that Juliet was actually dead instead of just in a trance than Romeo would not have killed himself. As Romeo says in act 5 scene 3, "....A dateless bargain to engrossing death! Come, bitter conduct; come, unsavory guide! Thou desperate pilot, now at once run on the dashing rocks thy seasick weary bark! Here's to my love!" What Romeo was shouting in this scene was that he must kill himself at once because his love is gone and now he must be as well. If Friar Laurence had a better understanding then he would not have continued to lead Romeo to believe that his beloved is gone. Next, Friar Laurence is lazy. If Friar Laurence had took…show more content…
When Juliet wakes up she asks Friar where Romeo is and he tells Juliet to come with him, but Juliet refuses and Friar Laurence leaves her alone and as a consequence of him leaving Juliet kills herself with Romeo's dagger. In Act 5 scene 3 Friar says, " I hear some noise. Lady, come from that nest Of death, contagion, and unnatural sleep. A greater power than we can contradict Hath thwarted our intents. Come, come away. Thy husband in thy bosom there 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. I dare no longer
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