Friar Lawrence is Responsible in Death of Romeo and Juliet Essay Example


“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.” Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. This quote relates to the love life of the young Romeo and Juliet, the fire is sparkling in their eyes, that fire resembles their love for each other. Romeo and Juliet tell us the readers that Romeo and Juliet were destined to meet, fall in love and take their own lives. In this essay, I will be explaining to you about how the actions of others killed these two lovers, and if it wasn't for this two characters both Romeo and Juliet would have still been alive.

The most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet was caused by the actions and decisions by both Friar Lawrence and Lord Capulet.

Out of these two individual characters, Friar Lawrence is the most responsible of Romeo and Juliet's death because of his involvement and ideas. To start off, in chapter 2 when Friar Lawrence is introduced, Romeo goes up to Friar Lawrence telling him about what happened the night before and how he forgot about Rosaline and found someone else(Juliet), at first when Friar Lawrence hears this from Romeo he is in a state of shock, How did Romeo forget about Rosaline so quickly? nevertheless, Romeo talks to him about the idea of marrying Juliet, at first Friar Lawrence disagreed quickly, but later on, he realized that if he married both of them not only thus Romeo find his love life, but will also end the family feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. After he agrees to marry the young couple, Friar Lawrence kept their secret, he should have published the marriage of Romeo and Juliet if he wanted to stop the family feud right away, Friar Lawrence is a father/man of God and trusted by both the families should have spoken to them about how he married both Juliet and Romeo, because they were madly in love, he could have convince them to stop the family feud.

Furthermore, in the book, after Romeo has been banished from Verona, Juliet is desperately crying from Romeo's banishment, and Lord Capulet and Lady Capulet force Juliet to marry Paris on Thursday, after Tybalt's funeral. Juliet goes to Friar Lawrence for help, Friar Lawrence comes up with a plan for Juliet to avoid marrying Paris, it was a very good plan, but it was not well organized. Not only did Friar Lawrence's plan failed badly, which got both Romeo and Juliet killed, but he couldn't send Romeo the letters to Mantua to tell him about it. The letters he sent to Romeo never made it to him, he should have sent it earlier and with one of Romeo's servants like Balthasar or Benvolio. 

However, Friar Lawrence isn't the only one to blame for Romeo's and Juliet and death, Lord Capulet is also one of the main reasons for their deaths. To start off, If Lord Capulet hadn't commenced a party on the first day of the book, Romeo and his crew wouldn't have attended that party, secondly, if Lord Capulet had kicked out Romeo after Tybalt spotted him in the party, both Romeo and Juliet would have never met and fallen in love, thirdly he forced Juliet to marry Paris, which forced Juliet to ask for the Friar's help. 

In the further notice, Yes I am aware that Friar Lawrence didn't know about the plague in Verona or the conflicts with Romeo and Tybalt, or how Lord Capulet didn't know about Romeo and Juliet marriage, but Friar Lawrence should have published the marriage sooner, he should have not kept their secret, even after Romeo came by when he was banished. As for Lord Capulet, if he had kicked out Romeo of the Capulet's party Romeo and Juliet would have never met, either way, who cares if Verona spoke highly of him, it was your party, at your territory, that's an intrusion. 

In conclusion, If Friar Lawrence and Lord Capulet didn't take places in the play, Romeo and Juliet wouldn't have to take their own lives. If Lord Capulet kicked Romeo out his party, Romeo and Juliet wouldn't have met, Friar Lawrence wouldn't have to marry them, Tybalt wouldn't have to fight Romeo for the intrusion, and Friar Lawrence wouldn't have made the plan to reunite the couple back together.

 

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