William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet Essay

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Brandon Ho Rountree Romeo and Juliet Essay 03 March 2016 Romeo and Juliet In the play, Romeo and Juliet, written by William Shakespeare, the person most responsible for the tragic deaths of the star-crossed lovers is often debated about. The story is based in Verona and is in no way a romantic play as there are many tragic events that take place in between the feuding families of the Montagues and the Capulets. Romeo, of the Montagues, and Juliet, of the Capulets, fall in love and die an unfortunate death at the end of the play. Everyone in the play had a role in the death of the two lovers. If you changed a single thing, the whole story would change. Friar Lawrence played an essential role in the deaths and lives of Romeo and Juliet. I believe that he is the person most responsible for their deaths because he kept the couple’s love a secret, he bonded the two in marriage, and he planned for Juliet to fake her death. These events led to their deaths, therefore, blaming Friar Laurence. All throughout the play, Friar chose to keep the ‘love’ of Romeo and Juliet a secret, not only from their parents, but from everyone. When Romeo confessed his love for Juliet to the Friar, he tried to talk him out of it, but it didn’t work. He could have reported to the Montagues or the Capulets about their children’s feelings, but he chose to keep it a secret. He thought that the their love could clear the feud up, but it only made the feud worse. Furthermore, Friar agreed to
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