One of many reasons that Friar Laurence is to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet is the marriage of Romeo and Juliet. Considering the marriage of Romeo and Juliet ended in death Friar Laurence is one to blame . In the text it states “Come, come with me, and we will make short work for, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone till holy church incorporate two in one.” This quote reveals the troubles Friar caused leading up to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Without the marriage of Romeo and Juliet the mishandle of the medicines would not have gotten out of hand leading to their deaths.
One of the main reasons that Friar Laurence was held accountable for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is because he married them. First of all, this marriage was done without the
Friar Laurence makes not only one, but three mistakes that will eventually lead up to Romeo and Juliet’s death. The Friar’s first mistake was giving Juliet, an unstable fourteen year old, a powerful potion that would make her look dead, so she would not have to marry Paris. Friar Laurence actually shows his irresponsibility by saying, “Thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself…take thou this vial…no warmth, no breath shall testify the livest”( Act 4.1.). Had Friar Laurence not given Juliet the poison, she never would have been put in the position that she was in, which lead to her death.
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 William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the nurse and Friar Laurence play an enormous role. Not only does their advice aid Romeo and Juliet but their actions and the decisions they make throughout the whole play affects the whole outcome of numerous situations. Had the nurse and the friar not made the decisions they did, the tale of Romeo and Juliet might have not ended in tragedy.
According to Act V Scene III it states, “Come, I’ll dispose of thee among a sisterhood of nuns.” Juliet relies “ Go, get thee hence, for I will not away. Then Friar Lawrence left Juliet to be with her husband. According to this quote, it seems like Friar Laurence does not care for Juliet. He is only trying to protect himself from the watchman. He should not have done that because earlier in the book she was threatening to kill herself. According to Act IV Scene I, it states “ I long to die if what thou speak'st speak not of remedy. According to that quote, she's saying if you don’t have anything to fix this I will be able to take my own life to be with Romeo, hat s when Friar Lawrence gives her the potion and tells her to take it.He left her in a upsetting mood. Hs e had more of a chance to take her life. He should have conforted her, but he didn’t, and left her to be on her own. Then she had killed herself.
In the play, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, Friar Laurence is responsible for their deaths. So many things were done wrong by Friar Laurence, that lead to their deaths. The first mistake that Friar Laurence made was to agree to marry the two in secret and without the permission of their parents. The next bad advice he gave, was when he instructed Juliet to fake her own death. The last wrong thing was giving the message for Romeo to an unreliable messenger. If any of these events did not take place, their deaths could’ve been avoided.
Friar Lawrence was to blame for Romeo and Juliet's death. The first reason that he was to blame is the fact that he give a 13 year old girl, who is unstable anyway, a poison to put her to sleep. In the book Friar says “When you are in bed, take his vile, a sleep induced drug will run through your veins, and your pulse will stop.” (lines 98-100) He is entrusting a 13 year old girl with a poison that can put her to sleep or worse. Also in the book Friar Lawrence says “Your body will be stiff and cold as a corpse.” (lines 282-284) He is explaining what this poison he is giving her is capable of. Friar lawrence also says “You will continue in this state for 42 hours then will awake s from a pleasant sleep.” (lines 108-110) This
To conclude, many people can be blamed for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The main ones, in opinion, are Romeo and Juliet, themselves, and Friar Lawrence. Romeo and Juliet are obvious ones to blame. This is because they are the ones that thought they were in love. They are also the ones that killed themselves. It was their decision to die, so it is their fault. Friar Lawrence only played a part because they trusted him and he had a cause, so he also contributed to the tragedy when he could have stopped
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
Even though there are many different views on who was most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, through information in the text it is clear to see that Friar Laurence was most responsible. The Friar took it upon himself to marry the two in secret making them inseparable. The Friar came up with the plan that was doomed from the start and ultimately lead to the death of the two teens. William Shakespeare’s work was very controversial, Romeo and Juliet was no exception, it involved the death of many people and two suicides of teens just for
First of all the potion could have accidentally been the wrong thing and she could have been poisoned and killed right there. Second the Friar had Juliet drink the potion before Romeo knew about the plan. The Friar is a man of God and he had Juliet break the law and fake her own death. The Friar’s last fault in the story was that he did not wait for the letter to get to Romeo before telling Juliet to drink the potion.
Have you ever wondered whose fault it really is that Romeo and Juliet died? In all honesty, no matter how hard your try, you really can’t blame one single person for their deaths. However, some characters were more at fault than others. I believe, and have evidence to prove, that Friar Laurence contributed most to the deaths of both Romeo and Juliet. He married them knowing the bad consequences of their marriage, he helped Juliet fake her death, and he was very secretive about everything throughout the entire story.
He is the advisor to Romeo and Juliet and guides them throughout the play. Even though he does it with good intentions, Friar Laurence makes several mistakes that leads to Romeo and Juliet’s death. Almost all the mistakes he made could have been avoided if he had just planned it out better and took time to carefully think about it. First of all, a huge mistake he made was giving Juliet the poison to make her appear dead. As a result of his carelessness, everyone thinks Juliet is dead causing her to be in a position that ultimately led to death.