Romeo And Juliet Be Punished Analysis

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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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