Of Friar Lawrence's Death In Romeo And Juliet

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Who Was To Blame For The Deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Shakespeare makes it obvious that although the story of Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy, they are in no way to blame for the fate that awaits them. Instead, the deaths of Romeo and Juliet could have been down to any of the people in the play, as everyone contributed in one way or another. Was it down to their families and their feud? Or was it the nurse? The person who is most to blame for their deaths is Friar Laurence. In Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence has a major role. Romeo and Juliet trusted Friar Laurence completely, as he was a member of the Order of St. Francis, a group of wise and generous priests, turning to him for advice, and solutions to their problems. He was there…show more content…
This quote, in Elizabethan times would have been recognised as a curse, as it is said three times and this was a curse. The ‘plague’ was referring to a bad thing that was going to happen to them. Some may believe that this may have, yet many others don’t believe in curses, contributed to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Benvolio also played a part in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, as he was the one that told Romeo to go to the party in the first place, and if Romeo had never of went to the party, he never would have met Juliet and so none of the events that followed ever would have…show more content…
He says, “Th’exchange of thy loves faithful vow for me.” (act 2 scene 2 line 127) When he says ‘Th’exchange of thy loves faithful vow’, he is referring to exchanging wedding vows, getting married. He was too hasty in wanting to get married and rushed into it without thinking it through. He should have waited until she was older, and they could have been better off, and it would have been easier. Also, when Juliet is ‘dead’, Romeo notices that she has colour in her cheeks and that she has red lips, as if the were living. He says, “death that hath sucked the honey of thy breath, hath no power yet upon thy beauty.’ (act 5 scene 3 lines 92-93) And ‘why art though yet so fair?’ (line 102) he means that even though she is dead, she is still beautiful and he even looks at her again and asks why she looks so good. But, Romeo is stupid and doesn’t notice that she isn’t really dead, and he doesn’t even think to
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