Friar Lawrence says,“Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast”( Romeo and Juliet 2.3.94). If some characters had followed this advice they wouldn’t be to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Some should be pardoned while others should be punished. Benvolio should be pardoned in the play Romeo and Juliet. He should be pardoned because he wanted peace. Even though he told Romeo to go to the party where Romeo would meet Juliet. Benvolio just wanted Romeo to get over Rosaline. In the beginning of the play, Benvolio tries to break up a fight between Gregory, Samson, and Abraham. When Benvolio tries to break up the fight, he says, “I do but keep the peace. Put up thy sword/or manage it to part these men with me”(Romeo and Juliet 1.1.8-59). …show more content…
Friar should be punished because he did not tell Romeo and Juliet’s parents that they got married. The friar also helped Juliet fake her death with a sleeping potion. When Romeo is asking for Friar Lawrence to marry him and Juliet, Friar says, “...In one respect I’ll thy assistant be,/ For this alliance may so happy prove/ To turn your households' rancor to pure love”(Romeo and Juliet.2.3.90-93). He never tells the parent’s of the young couple that they got married, and should have thought about how this could possibly negatively affect the feud. When Juliet is forced into marrying Paris, she fakes her death so she will not be forced to marry Paris. While planning her faked death, Friar Lawrence says, “... Take thou this vial, being then in bed/ and this distillèd liquor drink thou off/… Thou shalt continue two and forty hours/ and then awake as from a pleasant sleep..”(Romeo and Juliet 4.1.96-109) Friar would prefer that she fake her death and then go off to live with Romeo than for himself be caught with helping them get married. Friar Lawrence should be punished because he played a very important role in both Romeo and Juliet’s death. He should have just told the couple’s parents when they got married or at least told them before Juliet faked her death. If he would have just told her parents, she would not have faked her death and Romeo wouldn’t of actually poisoned
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Friar is held accountable for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, in William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence had given Juliet the potion to sleep, which causes other people to think shes dead. Word gets back to Romeo and he has yet to receive the important letter that FL has sent him. Romeo then kills himself at the sight of Juliet’s tomb right before she awakens.Juliet awakens at the sight of her husband dead, and she commits suicide with a dagger.If Friar Lawrence would of been more responsible Romeo and Juliet would not have
In the play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, I say the deaths of Romeo and Juliet were Friar Lawrence’s fault. I say this because he didn’t involve one of the main characters, Romeo, in a plan that later was ruined because Romeo didn’t know. I also say this because Friar Lawrence was quite a hypocrite. Primarily, I say Friar Lawrence is to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths because he did not involve Romeo in a plan to have Juliet appear dead,so she could get away from her parents, and get out of marrying Paris. First off, Friar Lawrence sent Friar John, but he did not get the message to Romeo, that he needed to go to the Capulet's tomb and get Juliet away when she wakes up.
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.
In conclusion, 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. He had known what he was giving Juliet and what the outcome might contain. Friar Lawrence had been around romeo many times and knew how he acted. He knew he was dramatic and blew things up way out of proportion. Lastly, He should
First of all, Friar Lawrence explicitly knew better than to do many of the things he did. First, he should not have agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet so quickly. Romeo wanted to marry Juliet after
Friar Lawrence was the most responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet in several ways. He was just out of his mind. He made not only one mistakes, but many mistakes that all caused Romeo and Juliet's death. First of all, he made one major mistake that he could have prevent. He trusted a teenage girl, Juliet. Teenagers aren’t stabilize, and the most scaring thing is that most of them don’t think of the consequences of love. Friar gave her fake-death poison. This is crazy! This decision was a very poor choice on the Friar's behalf. Here, he shows his irresponsibility by saying, "If... thou hast the strength of will
Should people be punished for their wrongdoings? In Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare. It is a story taking place in Verona and it is about to kids that commit suicide for there love.In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, lord m. and the nurse should be punished and Lady Capulet should be pardoned for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.
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.
We can all agree that the tragic deaths of faithful Juliet and brave Romeo could've been avoided. The suicides may have been avoided if it weren't for Friar Lawrence, he made a drastic decision to fake Juliet's death, he failed to notify Romeo before finishing his plan, he also married Juliet and Romeo. It could be argued that Friar Lawrence may have just wanted peace between the Montague and Capulet but his decisions took may lives. To begin with, Friar Lawrence had a plan of giving Juliet a sleep potion so that she would sleep for many hours and appear to be dead. When Romeo saw that she looked dead to him he killed himself with poison.
“ Take thou this vial, being then is bed, and this distilling liquor drink thou off.” He gave her a potion that made her seem dead and Romeo did not get the letter that Friar Lawrence had sent him. Romeo had came to Verona to find his Juliet. Another reason is that he married them in the first place after 3 days most half of the people had died. Juliet was getting forced into marriage so Juliet had went to Friar Lawrence and he had come up with the plan. He had sent Romeo the letter so he could come and they could run away together, but Romeo had not gotten the letter. Friar Lawrence had given the letter to his brother Friar John, but his brother got stuck in a home, full of sick people. Friar Lawrence could have given the letter to Romeo himself. If he had given it to Romeo himself Romeo and Juliet would still be alive. He should be punished for their death because if he would have just told Romeo the plan face to face. Also if he had not given the option to fake her own death, he could have told her to go to Mantua to get Romeo and run away in the first place. This is why I think Friar Lawrence should be punished for the death of Romeo and Juliet. In Shakespeare's, Romeo and Juliet, Lord Capulet should be punished for the death of
“Some shall be pardoned, and some punished,/ For never was a story of more woe/ Than this of Romeo and Juliet” (V.iii.312-314). In this story, Romeo and Juliet, Lots of people died including; Tybalt, Mercutio, Romeo, Juliet, Lady Montague, and Paris. In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Friar Lawrence and Benvolio should be pardoned while Lord Capulet should be punished.
First, Friar Lawrence is partially to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. The Friar is responsible for the death of the couple as he married the star-crossed lovers very quickly. At Romeo and Juliet’s wedding Friar Laurence says to the lovers, “Till holy church incorporate two in one” (2.6.37). This quote shows Romeo and Juliet getting married and the Friar’s involvement in their love which leads to many consequences. Him making the quick decision of marrying them while abandoning his own advice and not telling Capulet and Old Montague the truth was a poor decision as it leads to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. It leads to their deaths because later on in the story, had Capulet known about their marriage
Friar Lawrence marries Romeo and Juliet hoping that the family feud would stop. “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be;/For this alliance may so happy prove/To turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (Shakespeare II.iii..92-94). Friar Lawrence is saying he will marry them because maybe the family feud will stop and everyone will love. Friar Lawrence should be pardoned also because.. Friar Lawrence helps Juliet get away with Romeo and away so she does not have to marry Paris. Friar gives Juliet a potion and it will seem like she is dead, so in 42 hours Romeo will be at her casket to take her away. Friar was trying to help Juliet get out of something that was against her will and she wanted to be with Romeo. Friar Lawrence should be pardoned because he was just trying to help Romeo and Juliet out and the family’s find love
At the end of Romeo and Juliet, the prince announced "Some shall be pardoned and some punished." I believe Friar Laurence is at fault for the outcome of this story because he is the one who married them, he was very careless, and since he left Juliet in the tomb. The first reason Friar Laurence is at fault is because he married them. In Act 2 (Scene 3), Friar Laurence agrees by saying "I'll help you with your secret wedding." If he had refused to marry them, then they would have probably split apart as Juliet would go on to marry Paris. The second reason Friar Laurence is responsible is because he was so careless. In Act 5 (Scene 2), after Friar John tried to deliver the letter to Romeo, Friar Laurence then tells him "By my brotherhood, the
“All are punished.” Prince Escalus proclaims that, through the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, everyone will be punished for the sin of the Capulet/Montague feud. Not all characters deserved this punishment, although multiple characters had a tragic demise of the young lovers. Undoubtedly, the Friar Lawrence played a huge responsibility of the death of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence gave Juliet this potion that made her sleep and not wake up, He could have just told Juliet no but instead he made this plan that backfired, the letter Friar Lawrence meant to hand over to Romeo did not travel in time, the last thing he did was left Juliet with Romeo.