Friar Lawrence In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Although Friar Lawrence’s intentions were good, his decisions and actions were the sole cause of Romeo and Juliet’s death. Do you agree? Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is the story of two young lovers who fall for one another only to realise that due to the feud their families’ share their love is destined for destruction. With all good intentions the minor character, Friar Lawrence was one of, but not the complete cause of their tragic end. There are three dominant aspects of their deaths, the feud between the two families, Friar Lawrence and most importantly, fate. The most commonly seen reason for Romeo and Juliet's downfall would be the feud between the Capulet’s and the Montague’s. The two families had lots of problems and arguments…show more content…
Fate is commonly overlooked as being the sole cause of their deaths, but in my opinion it is what brought the two lovers to their end. Throughout the play it reveals that their lives will end by their influences and actions, "A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life". This unavoidable aspect may have made Romeo and Juliet fall in love just to end the feud between the two houses. An important act of fate to consider would be the masquerade ball, if Romeo wasn’t wearing a mask Juliet would have realised who he was and may have not fallen in love with him. Romeo was too young to realise that he should have waited until he got over Rosaline before he became involved with Juliet. People and feuds influenced their paths and actions but fate is what brought the lovers to their end. "For never was there a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo." Another act of fate was the lack of communication, the letter failing to arrive to Romeo and Juliet being by herself in the tomb. And once Romeo discovered her without knowing she was really alive, he didn’t see much point living without her and ended his life. Shakespeare orchestrated the story and made it that fate would unavoidably kill the two
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