Essay On Friar Lawrence In Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet In marriage, there is not always a happy ending and a perfect couple. Sometimes it will take years to find true love, but most teenagers don’t really have hard time finding some kind of love, just not their true love. Once a teenager lays his eyes on someone, he suddenly falls in love with that person, but once he sees another one that attracts him, the previous love disappears. Love for some teenagers is easy to replace, just have to search around the surroundings. Sudden changes aren’t always a good thing; they cause a person to stumble. In Romeo and Juliet, their hasty decisions play a major role in their death, especially when they’re led by an adult whom they believe and trust. Friar Laurence is the most responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death because he hastily gave advice without considering the consequences. Friar Laurence is in charge of Romeo and Juliet’s death…show more content…
Juliet came to Friar Laurence in hoping there was a way to stop the wedding, and he proposed a very risky idea, “If, rather than to marry County Paris, Thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself, Then is it likely thou wilt undertake A thing like death to chide away this shame,” (Shakespeare, 911). His idea was unexpected because priests are known for their honesty and leadership, but Friar Laurence didn’t conduct himself well. He should know better than to encourage an obviously melodramatic lover to drink poison. He can’t trust an immature teenager to handle a plan like that. He thinks it’s the only way out, but didn’t think through other options. He was unprepared and unaware, didn’t even think of precautions in case something went wrong. The error in communication was partly Friar’s mistake too because he did not handle the letter himself to make sure it got to Mantua. All his plans went awry, because he rushed through all his
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