William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

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Kaitlyn Wright April 4 Period 2 Romeo and Juliet Essay Romeo and Juliet is a romantic-tragedy play written in 1595 by playwright and actor William Shakespeare. Shakespeare demonstrated in the play that is set in Verona, Italy, a tale of two families that have been feuding since before they can even remember. Trouble brews when both the families offsprings;Romeo and Juliet fall in love.The families they belong to,Romeo a Montague, and Juliet a Capulet would be furious if they found out that they 're only children were in love with their ‘enemy’. By Them hiding their love from their families it leads to the deaths of the two. So,Who is to blame for the deaths? The whole play is focused on the love tragedy of Romeo and Juliet. …show more content…

If Friar Lawrence had explained the letter’s importance,more of an effort would have been put forth in making sure it was delivered. Since the letter was never given to Romeo,he was not aware of the plan which led to the fatalities of the two. Friar Laurence can also be held accountable because he abandoned Juliet in her tomb. After Romeo kills himself with the fatal position after realizing Juliet is ‘dead’,She awakens from her sleep. As she sees that Romeo is dead, she is distraught. She soon sees Friar Laurence enter the tomb. Friar Lawrence soon discovers what was done and what he may have caused. The play reads: “Stay not to question, for the watch is coming./Come, go, good Juliet. I dare no longer stay.” (V.iii, 170-171) If he would have stayed he could have prevented Juliet from taking her life after seeing her Husband, Romeo dead. Therefore,Friar Lawrence caused their deaths. Another way Friar Lawrence is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is when he agrees to marry them without the Montagues and Capulets being aware. He is very buoyant about the marriage at first,he hopes that this will bring the two families together and stop the feud. While optimistic at first he soon starts to doubt the pairing of these two. "So smile the heavens upon this holy act / That after-hours with sorrow chide us not!"(II.vi1-2) This excerpt shows how Friar Lawrence prayed to god that the two will not be punished

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