Friar Lawrence plays a big part in causing the death of Romeo and Juliet because he secretly marries them knowing something either negative or positive will happen. Friar even tells Romeo the cautions for he says 'Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.' (Act II Scene III 97) Friar marries them because he thinks that the marriage is going to end the feud between the families of Romeo and Juliet. He knows that even though Romeo and Juliet are in love they will never be able to see each other. Not in a grave to lay one in, another out to have” (Act II scene III 85) Also, if Friar Lawrence did not give Juliet the potion that she was going to use to deceive her family into thinking she was dead to get out of her marriage to Paris and make Romeo aware of what was going to happen, their deaths would not have occurred. Romeo goes to the tomb thinking Juliet is really dead after Balthasar accidently informed him of Juliet’s apparent death not knowing of her plan. If he had stayed there longer without taking the poison he had obtained from Apothecary they both would not have killed themselves. He brought the poison to the tomb to end his own life next to Juliet after seeing for himself if she was really dead. Romeo did not want to live without Juliet.
The first thing Friar Lawrence does is secretly marry the two lovers. He does not think about the consequences his actions may have and what could result. In Overview of Romeo and Juliet, the author states “...for the monk does not endorse Romeo and Juliet’s impulsive behavior, but rather cautions them to ‘love moderately’” (2). The friar agrees to marry the two because it may resolve the feud between the Capulets and Montagues, but he never gives Romeo and Juliet any useful advice. Friar Lawrence also conceives a plan for Juliet without thinking it through. His plan is for Juliet to take a sleeping potion so she’ll appear dead and get out of her arranged marriage with Paris. Friar Lawrence and Romeo would then take Juliet out of her tomb so Romeo and Juliet can run away together. This plan has many flaws, but Juliet agrees anyway because she is willing to kill herself to get out of the marriage. Friar Lawrence claims that “If, rather than to marry County Paris, thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself, then is it likely thou wilt undertake a thing like death to chide away this shame...” (Rom. 4.1.72-75). One of the mistakes that goes wrong with the plan is that Romeo never receives the information that Juliet is not really dead. Friar Lawrence gives Friar John a letter with this crucial information, but fails to tell Friar John the significance of the
Now Juliet is left alone in a tomb alone knowing that her is dead. Friar Laurence also was suppose to give Romeo a letter with a plan but it never got delivered to Romeo. Friar Laurence ask Friar John “ Who bare my letter, then, to Romeo”. Friar John answered back “ I could not send it- here it is again-”. That’s another reason why Friar Laurence is at fault for Romeo and Juliet death, Never got the plan out letter to Romeo.
In the Shakespearean tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence was a monk, and a counselor, who came up with intricate plots and concocted a seemingly magical elixir in order to solve problems that the lovers encountered. Friar Lawrence had a profound impact on the outcome of this Shakespearean play; however, in a way that led to catastrophe. There are many factors that caused the deaths of the lovers, but two of the most important were how Friar Lawrence disregarded his own logic, and how he missed numerous opportunities to save the lovers.
First, because of Friar Lawrence kept the plan as a secret. Romeo thought Juliet was dead and kills himself. After that Juliet saw Romeo dead she kisses him then she stabs herself then She dies. This one secret cost Romeo’s and Juliet’s lives. Second, this secret caused problems by taking Romeo’s and Juliet’s lives.
Romeo kept on forcing the idea upon him, so he marries them hoping that their marriage would end the Capulet and Montague feud, even though he did not ask for the parents’ consent. He displays his hope when he says, “For this alliance may so happy prove / to turn your household’s rancor to pure love”(Act I, Scene 4, Lines 91-92). Friar Laurence kept Romeo and Juliet’s relationship secretive, making the situation worsen. Later on, the Friar shows that he has regrets about the marriage. The Friar feels that, “Violent delights have violent ends / And their triumph die… too swift arrives as tardy as too slow” (Act II, scene 6, Lines 9-15). The Friar senses that the wedding is happening too quickly and doubts his decision. He had the potential to prevent the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, but his decisions led Romeo and Juliet to do reckless actions under his ideas. Friar Laurence’s thoughtless decisions led to the deaths of Romeo and
The plan was, “...When you’re in bed, take this vial, mix its contents with liquor, and drink. Then a cold sleep-inducing drug will run through your veins, and your pulse will stop.” He goes on saying that Romeo will come and save her by digging her out of the tomb that her parents will put her in. Not only is this a very dangerous plan that could lead to having Juliet getting buried alive; but there are many flaws in this plan. One of the flaws that did end up happening was Romeo not getting the letter about the plan, which led to Romeo thinking that his Juliet is dead, and now he wants to be dead. If Friar Lawrence just came up with a less dangerous plan then the deaths of Romeo and Juliet wouldn’t have
Approximately four hundred years ago, in 1597, the famous playwright, English poet and actor, William Shakespeare, wrote the well-known play, Romeo and Juliet. This dramatic, romantic story is set in the town of Verona, and is about ‘a pair of star-crossed lovers,’ who express their undying love for each other. In the end, their undying love for each other ends tragically, but it does have one good outcome – it puts an end to the family’s ancient feud. Furthermore, Romeo and Juliet’s tragic ending is not to be blamed upon completely themselves, as Friar Laurence, Tybalt and Lord Capulet were all somewhat involved in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
“For never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo”, was said in the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. This classic Shakespearean tragedy would not live up to its name, if Friar Lawrence had not caused the deaths of these two star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet. He had created the secret plans and gave most of the advice in the play, he did not check if the plans worked and he was worried about getting caught throughout the play after helping either Romeo or Juliet. This proves that Friar Lawrence is the cause for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
Beside Lord Capulet and Romeo, Friar Lawrence is also directly responsible for Juliet’s death. He makes not only one, but three major mistakes that all results in death of Juliet. To begin with he gives a potion to Juliet. At this time, Friar Lawrence is the only person that Juliet will fully trust, however, Friar Lawrence shows his irresponsibility by saying, “If…thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself…take thou this vial” (). In this circumstance, Friar’s plan is very risky for unstable Juliet. He decides to take risk rather than thinks for a better plan. Juliet’s fake death does fools all the people, however, Juliet will never lie on the monument if Friar Lawrence does not give Juliet the potion, and Juliet will not die at last. Next mistake that Friar Lawrence makes is he let Friar John to send the letter, who does not know how important the letter is. It is inexcusable to let someone else to do this urgent thing. Friar John shows his incompetence when he says “I could not send it, here it is again” (). The letter is one of the most crucial symbol in the play. To a certain extent, Friar John fails send the letter to Romeo foreshadow the play will have a tragedy ending. If Friar Lawrence delivers the letter by himself, the plan may proceed perfectly. The quotation
Romeo and Juliet started off liking each other and then they both got married and then Romeo has been banned from Verona. This all happened because of Tybalt had killed Mercutio, so Romeo had chased Tybalt and challenged him to a fight and Romeo had killed Tybalt. After that Juliet’s father had said that the marriage of Paris and Juliet is tomorrow. So then Friar Lawrence had to come up with a plan to get Juliet with Romeo. So the plan was to fake Juliet’s death and Romeo take her and go but that didn’t happen. Romeo’s servant Balthasar thought Juliet was actually dead, but she wasn’t but he still reported it to Romeo. Then Romeo got poison and saw Juliet and then drank the poison. Once Juliet woke up, she saw Paris lying there and then saw Romeo dead. So then she took Romeo’s dagger and stabbed herself. So the blame of Romeo and Juliet’s death should be on Friar Lawrence, Nurse, and The feud between the Capulets and Montagues.
In Romeo And Juliet, Friar Lawrence plays a very important role in not only being a friend of the lovers, but also the person who is to blame for their deaths. Many people argue about who is the one who caused their deaths; Friar always seems to be the most popular. There are different explanations on who is to blame for Romeo and Juliet's death, two big ones being Friar Lawrence and Nurse.
To prevent Juliet’s suicide, the Friar comes up with a plan. He says to Juliet, “take thou this vial, being then in bed, and this distilling liquor drink thou off.”(IV.i.95-96) Friar Lawrence wants Juliet to fake her own death and lie in the tomb of Capulet, to get out of marrying Paris. However, this plan backfires when Romeo does not receive the letter that the Friar had sent him and he kills himself over Juliet’s ‘death’, and Juliet in response kills herself over his death. The Friar’s exertion contributes to the plot, because the tragedy at the end of the play would not have occurred without his actions.