Friar Lawrence Is Responsible for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet

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Some people might ask “Who was responsible for the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet?” And the answer is Friar Lawrence. In the story of Romeo and Juliet, There are two feuding families the Capulet’s and the Montague’s. Juliet thirteen and Romeo sixteen fall in love. They make plans to get married shortly after first meeting. Rome goes to the Friar and asks him to marry him and his beloved Juliet. The friar agrees because he thinks it will end the two family’s feud. Mercutio (a Montague) and Tybalt (a Capulet) get in a sword fight Romeo tries to interfere to stop it but then Tybalt slays Mercutio under Romeos arm. Romeo wants revenge to he kills Tybalt, The Prince here’s word of this and banishes Romeo. Juliet is very sad over this so she goes to Friar Lawrence for advice he gives her a sleeping potion that will make her dead for 42 hours. Then they will let Romeo know so he can come get Juliet out of the Capulet Tomb and they can run away together. This plan does not work out because Romeo only got the news that Juliet was dead. Romeo buys poison and kills himself right beside Juliet not knowing that she’ll wake up any minute. Once Juliet wakes up she finds Romeo dead, she then stabs herself in the chest. The Capulet’s and Montague’s end the feud. Friar Lawrence’s actions and decisions are the reason for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths because he showed he wasn't the holy man he was supposed to be, He also made very risky plans, and didn't stop to think of the consequences before marrying Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence showed another unholy side to him in some parts of the play. For example he went on and married the two without their parents aware. If he could have waited to marry them so they could tell their parents things might of changed. Another example would be After Juliet wakes up and she finds Romeo dead in the tomb, the very first thing the Friar
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