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Who Caused the Death of Romeo and Juliet

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Zhao 1 Yirui Zhao Ms. Hutchison English 1-2, Pd 2 7 March 2012 The Cause of the Lovers' Death Imagine if your own father or someone that you look up to acts as a irresponsible role model and gives you bad advice. Likewise, in the play, “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, Friar Laurence is a father-like figure to young Romeo. Although an adult, Friar neglects his responsibility to guide Romeo on the right path. He gives Romeo bad advice throughout the whole play. This leads to the downfall of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Laurence is responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet because he married them without their parents consent, he gave Juliet a dangerous potion to drink, and he left Juliet alone with her dead husband in her time…show more content…
But Romeo wouldn't have been so dedicated to die with Juliet if they hadn't been married; Balthasar was just stating was he saw. Therefore, Friar Laurence is responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet for giving Juliet a bad plan. The last reason Friar is responsible is that he ditched Juliet for his own safety. After find Romeo dead on the floor, he says, “Stay not to question, for the watch is coming. Come, go, good Juliet. I dare
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