Greetings citizens of Verona, Today I will be discussing a big question from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. This dramatic play by Shakespeare has a tragic but mysterious end, which leaves this question unanswered about who really caused the death of Romeo and Juliet? In my personal opinion, there are two main causes that I will be discussing with you, and they are fate and Friar Lawrence. First of all, one of the main causes of Romeo and Juliet’s death was their fate. Shakespeare hints and uses fate as one of the main reasons for the cause of their death several throughout the suspenseful play. For example, in Act 1 Scene 4 before Romeo even meets Juliet he foretells his fate saying, “I fear, too early, for my mind misgives Some consequence …show more content…
When Friar turned up to the tomb and discovered Romeo dead, he feared that the guards might catch him and felt the need to run off, leaving Juliet alone. Friar Laurence says in Act 5 Scene 3, “Stay not to question, for the watch is coming. Come, go, good Juliet. I dare no longer stay.” Juliet replies, “Go, get thee hence, for I will not away.” Friar Lawrence exits. If Friar Lawrence had decided to stay with the emotionally vulnerable Juliet she would not have been able to kill herself, which would have saved her life and the situation would have not been as bad as it was. Therefore, Friar Lawrence was a major culprit for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet as he failed to speak with the feuding families and save Romeo and Juliet from their fateful death. Overall, as shown from the above evidence, there are two main causes of Romeo and Juliet’s ultimate death in Shakespeare’s play. Shakespeare referred to their fate being written in the stars above and the characters referred and hinted their fate through the entire play and Friar Lawrence caused their deaths by untruthfulness to his faith and courage. Thank you for attending my speech here in Verona and I hope you have a great rest of the
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Their love was so strong that they both died for each other.In William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he gave the poison to Juliet, he agreed to let someone deliver a very important letter to Romeo,and he fled Juliet at her tomb.The secret stayed hidden for a very long time. If Friar Lawrence would of not made these terrible mistakes attempting to kill themselves, Romeo and Juliet would not be dead.Friar made very careless actions regarding himself.One single person made an life changing situation.
Friar Lawrence is responsible for the deaths of “Romeo and Juliet” . In the play “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare the two families Montague and Capulets hated each other. Juliet who was a Capulet, feel in love with Romeo,which is a Montague. Friar Lawrence gave juliet the potion to fake her death,And that caused Romeo to assume Juliet was which made him kill himself.
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.
A reason people may think this is because Friar Lawrence was unable to send the letter to Romeo in Mantua about how Juliet wasn’t actually dead. Well actually, if the Montagues and Capulets were at peace to start the story, Juliet would’ve never had to fake her death to be with Romeo. Therefore, Friar Lawrence is not to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because Friar Lawrence would’ve never been in that position if it were not for the hatred between the Montague family and the Capulet family. The hatred between the two families is the real reason for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, not Friar
The play Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story written by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare has written multiple other tragic plays such as Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear. Many people still have one question, and that is who is the most to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? The play is filled with many characters and every character plays a different role. But, in my opinion, Friar Lawrence is the most to blame for Romeo and Juliet deaths. The reason behind this is because he was the one to suggest their marriage to create peace between the two families. Friar Lawrence was also the one to provide Juliet with the poison and the message didn't get through to Romeo correctly making him kill himself. The play Romeo and Juliet is about two lovers that fell in love and if one does something the other will do.
There are four areas that contribute to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. It is important to study the cultural and historical background in which the play is set as this affects how characters behave and interact with each other. Another factor is individual characters and how their personalities and behaviour contribute to the deaths of the two protagonists. Love and hate affects the characters and causes the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Some people believe that the events in the play happened because of fate and that they happened for a reason; others may think that the events of the play happened just by chance. Therefore it is important to study all four of
Friar Lawrence the one that was most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, the nurse played a big role in the actions that lead up to the tragedy that was the death of two young star crossed lovers.The nurse was looking out for Juliet and doing what she felt was best.Even though Friar Lawrence helped the two star crossed lovers get away with a lot of their plans involving their love, his intentions were good and honest. Romeo and Juliet's death was also their own fault they knew what they were doing and what the consequences could be. but there love blinded them and the only thing that mattered to them was that they were together. So many other characters and factors had a role in the death of Romeo and Juliet.The Friar's plan
In the Shakespeare’s passage “Romeo and Juliet” the lovers died. But no one is aware of the person that caused both of their deaths. It’s clear that Friar Lawrence has caused the death. Friar Laurence wasn’t able to deliver the message. Lawrence is the character responsible because he didn’t deliver the message that Juliet wasn’t dead.
Many people have debated over the years, who is behind the death of the lovestruck pair Romeo and Juliet. While it is hard to choose just one person, as there are plenty of people who played a role in this whole ordeal, it is my personal belief that the person most at fault is Friar Lawrence. Many may believe that he was innocent because he tried to bring the pair together, but it was his choices that had the greatest impact on their lives. He could have easily stopped the whole ordeal by paying closer attention to the situation going on around Romeo and Juliet. He could have chosen to not wed the pair, as well as informing the prince about the situation before it became dire. He should have known better than to have given Juliet the sleeping potion. There were clearly so many things he could have done to avoid all the deaths.
He tells her to be strong in this decision. This quote helps present the fact that Friar Lawrence is caring and doesnt want this plan to end in any negative way. Friar Lawrence's intention was to help Juliet out since she had threatened to kill herself earlier considering she didn't want to marry Paris. Due to the fact that Juliet wanted to marry Romeo instead, he hoped to reunite Romeo and Juliet by giving her this potion. “In one respect I'll thy assistant be,/For this alliance may so happy prove/To turn your households’ rancor to pure love.
The death of Romeo and Juliet are both devastating and heartbreaking. Although there is a lot of people that could have made the lovers commit suicide their is one person who is most responsible for there deaths. There are many people that could be blamed for there death but Friar Lawrence plays a particularly integral role.
When Romeo hears the news of Juliet's “death” he is so heartbroken he killed himself. When Juliet wakes up and finds Romeo dead she decides to kill herself. Friar Lawrence could’ve prevented both deaths of he stuck to his plans. Instead he relies on other people and think of himself first. Only if he went to the tomb earlier and stopped Romeo then their deaths could’ve been avoided.
Fate is responsible as throughout the story the lovers did not have much luck. In the Capulet tomb, before Romeo kills himself, he says to Juliet” “A grave? Oh, no. A lantern, slaughtered youth/ for here lies Juliet, and her beauty makes/ this vault a feasting presence full of light/…Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die/” (5.3.91-123). This quote summarizes Romeo and Juliet’s bad fate that they had all throughout this tragedy as all their bad fate leads to the death of the star-crossed lovers. Their bad fate was a result of many quick and unintelligent decisions made by many characters, such as Friar Lawrence’s decision to give Juliet the sleeping potion and Romeo’s decision to stab Tybalt. Therefore fate is also a big cause of Romeo and Juliet’s death as it portrays that individuals who make unintelligent decisions will have bad fate
Romeo was told by Balthasar that Juliet was dead. So, with him not knowing that it was all a plan, Romeo went and bought a poison to kill himself with. In the end it is clear that Friar Lawrence is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he married them in secret, gave Juliet a sleeping potion, and couldn’t deliver the letter to Romeo on time. Friar
The play by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, shows that Romeo and Juliet are too young to be blamed for their tragic and untimely end. This complex love story had no sole person to blame. While Romeo and Juliet were partly responsible despite their young age, there were many other factors that contributed to their deaths. Miscommunication and poor decisions from the Friar, the Nurse’s betrayal on Juliet, and the ongoing family feuding were all factors that ultimately led to the tragedy.