After hearing of Romeo’s banishment and being forced to marry Paris in the upcoming days, Juliet rushes to the Friar for advice. Although betraying Juliet, the Nurse’s decision to side with Lady Capulet was probably one of the smartest choices in the play. Unlike the Friar, the Nurse realized how outcome of Romeo and Juliet’s marriage could end badly. The Friar continues his irresponsible and childish actions by conjuring up a plan and potion in a matter of minutes. “Friar Lawrence, less ambitious and more desperate than his fellow manipulators, does not hope that Juliet’s death will dissolve the families’ hatreds but only that it will give Romeo and chance to come and carry her off” (Snyder).
Romeo and Juliet died horrible deaths. Romeo took his own life with poison. Juliet stabbed herself with Romeo's dagger. They took their lives for the love of each other. The thought of losing each other, made them individually lose the interest in their lives.
But after her father yells at her and tells her if she doesn’t marry she’ll be kicked out of the house; she goes to Friar Laurence for advice. When Juliet takes the potion Friar Laurence gives her she has to think about it. This is something Romeo probably wouldn’t do. But love over comes her decision and she takes it. Nobody tells Romeo that it’s just a potion and Juliet’s not really died, he buys poison and goes to Juliet’s tomb.
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.
The Betrayal of the Only Child In Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, two young lovers, Romeo and Juliet, from rivalling families must hide their love for each other, or face the wrath of their parents. Throughout the play, many characters are subject to a betrayal, or betray someone or something else. For example, Friar Lawrence betrays his duty as a priest in Verona by marrying Romeo and Juliet, and Tybalt betrays Lord Capulet by hunting Romeo. However, the most significant betrayal in the play is Lord and Lady Capulet's betrayal of Juliet by forcing her to marry Paris, and completely disregarding her wants. This betrayal hurt Juliet in many ways, and it hurt her parents a little too, as this would soon lead to her death.
The death of the star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet was caused by Friar Lawrence. He is responsible because he came up with the plan for Juliet to have a fake death. Friar Lawrence convinces her to do this when he says, “Take thou this vial, being then in bed, And this distilling liquor drink thou off; when presently through all the veins shall run a cold and drowsy humor; for no pulse,” (Romeo and Juliet VI, scene i, 93-96). He tells her to take the medicine and it makes everyone believe that she is dead. Romeo finds out she is “dead” and comes to see her.
He warned Romeo that “violent delights have violent ends and in their triumph die, fire and powder, which as they kiss, consume.” (2:6:9-11). Friar Lawrence had a feeling that the quick and hasty decisions that were made would not end well. However, he continued on to marry them, believing that their marriage would stop their parents’ feud. In addition, Friar Lawrence gave Juliet the idea of faking her death and saying, “…take thou this vial, being then in bed…” (4:5:93). He suggested the plan of killing herself, which led to Romeo committing suicide due to the death of Juliet.
After Romeo soon learns about his banishment, he is told by Friar Laurence to go visit Juliet one last time; he responds by saying “It were a grief so brief to part with thee. Farewell.” (3.3.192-193). Thoughtless and stubborn, even though his “undying love” for Juliet affects him, Romeo does not realize that going to Juliet’s house can lead to dire consequences. To avoid these consequences, he could have left Verona immediately. During a tremendous argument between Juliet and her mother, Lady Capulet claims that Juliet must marry Paris, an innocent, charming man who wants to marry her, but she refuses and shouts, “ He shall not make me there a joyful bride…I will not marry yet; and when I do, I swear it shall be Romeo” (3.5.132-137).
Romeo and Juliet go through a series of unfortunate events which ultimately leads to their deaths. The bad luck starts off with Romeo killing Tybalt and getting banished from Verona. After Romeo and Juliet tie the knot a fight breaks out between the Montague’s and Tybalt Capulet. Even though Romeo is filled with love and happiness, he is set off when Tybalt kills Mercutio, so Romeo gets even by killing Tybalt. The usual punishment for murder at that time was death, but Romeo was only banished from the Verona walls.
When Capulet decided that “[Romeo] shall be endured [and to] take no note of him” at the ball. Had Capulet made Romeo go, Juliet would not have met Romeo. Capulet was at direct fault for Juliet and Romeo’s introduction. Also, Capulet is at blame because of the family feud. Without the feud, Juliet would be free to marry Romeo with no problem.