Friar Lawrence plays a major role in Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet. Through his lack of organization and judgment, Friar Laurence is highly responsible for the deaths of both Romeo and Juliet. He is a member of a group of wise priests that only want good in the world but, at the end of the play, you realize that Friar Lawrence makes many mistakes throughout the story. There are three major points that lead to the that's of both Romeo, Juliet, and even Mercutio. The first was the marriage of which Friar Laurence had questionable intentions, the second was the plan that Friar Lawrence thought of which was risky and could have been taken care of another way, and finally the last is the disorganization and miscommunication responsible
The story of Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, results in a tragedy where both main characters die. Friar Lawrence, a character Romeo and Juliet turn to for advice, is the cause of this tragedy. Friar Lawrence is responsible for organising the marriage of Romeo and Juliet, devising a plan to help Juliet fake her death, and he is responsible for the letter informing Romeo of this plan which does not arrive. These three events lead to both Romeo and Juliet committing suicide.
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.
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
In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet Friar Lawrence is the priest. In Romeo and Juliet two teenagers fall in love and cause tragic events to unfold and people die because of the love that these two teenagers have. Friar Lawrence is to blame for the tragedy of 6 deaths for two reasons. He married Romeo and Juliet and then tried to help them avoid consequences of getting married. Friar Lawrence is undoubtedly to blame for the tragic events that unfold in Romeo and Juliet.
The play, Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, is about a tragedy of two star crossed lovers who want nothing more than to be together forever. “…Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.” (2.2.35-36) Romeo, a Montague, who is young and passionate, meets Juliet at a Capulet party. When they meet, it’s love at first sight. Juliet, a Capulet, is a beautiful young lady tired of being controlled by her father, Lord Capulet. The two families are in a never ending feud that comes between Romeo and Juliet’s love. In the course of four and a half days, Romeo and Juliet plan their marriage with the help of Priest Friar Laurence and Juliet’s Nurse. After the couple is married,
Friar Lawrence is a valuable person in the book Romeo and Juliet. He offers advice and helps tries to help Juliet find a way out of marriage. He is a wise and sympathetic man. He is always looking out for people in need. When Romeo comes to Friar Lawrence because Romeo thinks he is in love with Juliet. Friar Lawrence takes his opinion into consideration, and tries to help him out, at the best of his abilities. Some critics argue whether or not it it was his fault for their death. It was truly his fault. Friar Lawrence is guilty for the death of Romeo and Juliet is because he gave Juliet the potion, he knew how Romeo would react the way he did, and he had left Juliet by herself when she found out Romeo was dead.
In “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” written by William Shakespeare the character Friar Lawrence was the most at fault for the tragic ending. The first reason that Friar Lawrence is responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s tragedy, Is that he is a selfish and greedy man. He only wanted to bring them together because he wanted to be the hero of the town. The second reason that Friar Lawrence is responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s tragedy is that he rushes their marriage, He should’ve waited for them to really get to know each other. They’ve kissed twice and never been on a date or even have a normal conversation. Friar Lawrence only rushed them into the marriage because he wants to be the hero as fast as he can, he doesn’t even think to consider the consequences of what he is doing. If the marriage doesn’t work out, He could be forever hated by the families and he wouldn’t be the town hero. Friar Lawrence is a foolish man.
Romeo and Juliet is an interesting play, it’s about two teenagers who are in love but can’t be together because one is a Capulet and the other is a Montague and their families do not like each other, Even though both Romeo and Juliet kill themselves, Friar Laurence is the one responsible for Juliet’s death.
In the tragedy Romeo and Juliet by Willam Shakespeare, the main characters both end up dead due to their strong love for each other. Romeo, a montague, and Juliet, a capulet fall deep in a love forbidden by their familes. Many characters aid the lovers in their doomed relationship, and many can be blamed for their deaths, the Nurse and Friar Lawrence included. The Nurse acted more as an advice giving messenger to Juliet, arranging meetings to the pair; whereas, Friar Lawrence caused most of their problems. Friar Lawrence is most accountable for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet due to the fact that he married them, he abandoned Juliet in a time of need, and he formed the plan that killed them.
The Shakespearean playwright of two “star-crossed lovers”, Romeo and Juliet, resulted in great tragedy. I wonder: Would you die for your love? Would you commit suicide knowing that you will never see the world again? Would you make mature decisions to marry someone at age 13, the age of Juliet? It seems almost unrealistic to see two young teenagers die, from suicide, for eachother. Why would two die so young when they are “yet a stranger in the world”? Who is the blame for Romeo and Juliet’s death? Friar Lawrence is to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s death because of the many actions that are controlling, selfish, and not intelligent for a man at his age.
"Love looks not with eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind" (William Shakespeare). William Shakespeare, an English play writer and poet who in which is regarded as one of the best writers in the English language. Shakespeare is the proud creator of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet, two of many plays written by him, but also two of the most famed plays in the world! Romeo and Juliet, a devastatingly romantic story between two unconditional lovers. This jaw-dropping play reveals the true picture of love between a man and a women, but also shows how true love's bond can be broken in the blink of an eye. Even when Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet, their love was overpowering and could not be
Romeo and Juliet, the famous story of two star crossed lovers whose love and death couldn’t be prevented. Is fate really portrayed here? Or is someone in the play to blame?
In the play “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare the people who are to blame for the deaths of both Romeo and Juliet, are Friar Lawrence and the Nurse. Friar lawrence and the Nurse made six preventable mistakes that lead up to the terrible tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.
In the play of Romeo and Juliet, there are plenty of characters to blame for Romeo and Juliet's death. However, the character or characters most to blame is the Capulets. Even though Friar Lawrence is the one who married them in the first place and he was the one who gave Juliet the vile of poison, which was part of a completely messed up plan to get Romeo and Juliet back together, he isn't most to blame. If Juliet's parents would have just been okay with Romeos family in the beginning, the relationship between the star-crossed lovers would've been completely acceptable. "I will bite my thumb at them, which is a disgrace to them (1. 1. 33), " threatened Sampson, a Capulet, towards Abraham, a Montague. These family's had Avery long history of hatred towards each other.