One of the decisions that the Friar made was marrying Romeo and Juliet behind their parents’ back, even though the Friar was doing it for good cause or at least what he thought was a good cause “In one respect I’ll assistant be, for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” (II .iii
Friar, moreover, is innocent because he just wants the best for the lovers and their families, and his actions are guided by good intentions. Intentions are vital when considering a character’s innocence or guilt because accidents can happen and they should be judged by intentions, not the result. Friar not only didn’t mean for all the deaths to occur, he tried to prevent them. (Logos) Although the core of this claim is valid, it suffers from a major flaw in its reasoning: that actions speak much louder than intentions. Despite Friar’s good intentions, his secrecy about the marriage and the following events is irresponsible and leads to the deaths of the lovers. When the lovers are both dead, Friar finally understands his mistakes and starts by expressing, “I married them and their stol’n marriage day/ Was Tybalt’s doomsday, whose untimely death banished [Romeo] from this city, For whom…Juliet pined” (Shakespeare.V. iii. 232-235). The phrase, “their stol’n marriage” refers to the grave error Friar made, recklessly marrying the two lovers in
The first reason why Friar Laurence is at fault because he married to Romeo and Juliet. Romeo went to Friar Laurence place to tell him about Juliet “ I have been feasting with mine enemy, where on a sudden one hath wounded me, that’s by me wounded”. After Romeo told Friar Laurence about how much he love Juliet and wants to marry her. Friar Laurence told Romeo he will marry them to, “ But come, young waverer, come, go with me, In one respect I’ll thy assistant be, for this alliance may so happy prove to turn households’ rancor to pure love”. Friar Laurence thought if Romeo and Juliet would of got married that would stop all the fighting between their families the Capulets and Montagues.
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
Lois Kerschen, a college English professor stated, “...the love of Romeo and Juliet was too ideal to survive in this imperfect world, it would seem a shame to think of true, passionate love inevitably leading to a bad result”(Kerschen 1). “Thy love did read by rote and could not spell. But come, young waverer, come, go with me, in one respect I'll thy assistant be; for this alliance may so happy prove, to turn your households' rancour to pure love”(Act 3.2). Even though the Friar was trying to bring the two families together by marrying Romeo and Juliet, he should have known that it was going to bring stress to both Romeo and Juliet. He should not have encourage “forbidden
The Friar had good intentions when he married Romeo and Juliet, as shown in this quote, “For this alliance may so happy prove/ To turn your households’ rancour to pure love” (2.4.91-92). In this quote, Friar Lawrence explains his reasoning behind marrying Romeo and Juliet, he thought that by marrying the two, he could stop the feud. This did not work as no one told the rest of the families and the Capulets tried to marry Juliet to Paris. The Friar also failed to get the letter to Romeo that would have told him that Juliet wasn’t dead. If Romeo had received this letter, he would not have committed suicide in Juliet's grave when he returned to Verona. Also, if the Friar had gotten to Juliet’s grave any earlier, he could have saved both Romeo and Juliet. The following quote is from the final scene of the play, “Miscarried by my fault, let my old life / Be sacrificed, some hour before this time, / unto the rigour of the severest law” (5.3.271-274). In this scene, the Friar admits the part that he played in Romeo and Juliet’s deaths. He volunteers himself to be punished for this, but the rest of the families and the Prince don't want to punish him. Although he meant well, Friar Lawrence’s actions resulted in the deaths of Romeo and
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
“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none"- William Shakespeare. Shakespeare explains that one should love all, however, have trust in people you love and believe in the most. To conclude, he explains that you should always promote happiness and truthfulness, whether it is in your best interest or not. Romeo and Juliet put this quote into action as they put trust into Friar Laurence to marry them. Many have debated that Friar Laurence is in fact a major reason for the death of Romeo and Juliet. The Montagues and Capulets are two noble families in the city of Verona. After years of an ongoing feud with one another, Romeo and Juliet decide that marriage is the only way to restore peace throughout the land. Through the support of Friar Laurence,
Friar Laurence is at fault for causing this catastrophe. Friar Laurence is one of many who should have guided Romeo and Juliet’s love into a more stable situation. It was the Friar who married
If the Friar did not marry Romeo and Juliet before thinking about it he would have realized it was a bad idea. “These violent delights have violent ends/ And in their triumph die, like fire and powder” (II.VI.9-10). The Friar is saying that this could end violently but still proceeded in doing it. Although Juliet was responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence was the most responsible.
The first mistake Friar made lead to all of his other mistakes. Friar should have never in a million years married Romeo and Juliet. He knew they were young and not in love as they had only known eachother for a day. “Come, come with me and we will make short work, for, by your levels, you shall not stay alone, till holy church incorporate two in one” (Shakespeare 420). That quote is
In Romeo and Juliet the friar tries to send a note to Romeo while he was banished and it didn’t make it to him leading to his death (Shakespeare IV.i). This is shows Friar was unable to give Romeo the letter which led to his death, but Friar was not guilty of killing Romeo because without Romeo getting banished, which is the fault of Mercutio, then plan would not have occurred. In act II scene vi, Friar Laurence weds Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare II.vi). This scene can be used to argue that Friar should not have married the two and it led to the future conflicts, such as their deaths. This may be true, but without Mercutio encouraging Romeo to the dance where he fell in love with her, then they would not have met at
Friar Lawrence is to blame because, he agrees to marry them, but this could lead to their own destruction. Friar marries Romeo and Juliet because he wants the feud to end. He doesn’t say it specifically to anyone but the text
Friar Lawrence is guilty because of his affiliation with the wedding between Romeo and Juliet. When Romeo is banished from Verona, Juliet was being forced to marry Count Paris. Juliet tries to avoid this and asks Friar for advice. Friar tells
Romeo, hours after meeting Juliet, ran down to the Friar’s chambers and asked him to marry him to Juliet (Document C). What other Friar would marry a couple that only knew each other for one hour. Romeo was impulsive because Juliet was attractive, but the Friar should've known better not to marry them. “For this alliance may happy prove, to turn your households’ rancor to pure love,” he said when Romeo convinced the Friar to marry them. The Friar was convicted to marry them thinking it would make the two families come together, but instead it caused even more chaos between the families. Second of all, he married Romeo and Juliet without anyone knowing about it. Their parents didn't even know. “So smile the heavens upon this holy act… When they kiss, they consulate the marriage,” he said as Juliet was walking into the church. But, the marriage led to Romeo killing Tybalt, for which he was banished for, and Juliet going against her parents and now not wanting to marry Paris. So after Juliet’s parents yelled at her and threatened her for not wanting to marry Paris, she immediately ran to Friar Lawrence’s chamber to try and find a way out of the wedding. The Friar said “And, if thou dearest, Ill give thee remedy,” meaning he'd find a solution to make sure Juliet does not marry Paris. Before the Friar said that, she said she’d kill herself if she had to marry Paris. The Friar was working on some potions, and said he'd created one to stage someone’s death. This means the potion makes you look dead, such as cold lips and being breathless, for two full days. So, once Friar gave Juliet the potion,