Her love for Romeo was filled with violence, showing that they were never meant to be together. Later, the Friar gave her a potion that would put her in a death-like sleep, so she and Romeo could meet and run away together. The time before she killed herself, she kept the idea of killing herself with the knife as a second option in case the potion did not work out. Her holding the knife first expressed that the potion would in fact not work, and she would kill herself. The knife was destined to be how she killed herself.
Romeo misunderstands this and believes Juliet is dead. He then buys a poison for himself and kills himself when Juliet wa playing dead. Juliet wakes up to find Romeo dead and even though Friar Lawrence pleads with her to refrain from killing herself, Juliet stabs herself and dies with Romeo. Friar Lawrence was always in favour of the two lovers and he did his best to bring good to them. However, fate changed his good intentions for the worse ans brought much tragedy to the lives of Romeo and
Who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? Firstly, I would blame Lord Capulet as he causes his own daughter's death by forcing Juliet to marry Paris only a few days after her cousin, Tybalt's, death. Juliet protests this marriage because she alone knows that she and Romeo have been secretly married. However, Lord Capulet refuses to listen to anything she has to say and threatens to throw her out of the house and out onto the streets. "And you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets."
Juliet to get her mother not knowing about Romeo talks against him. Lady Capulet talks of a man will be sent to poison his drink. Juliet agrees that is a good plan. At this time Lady Capulet tells her about the marriage and what day it shall be upon. Juliet's parents call her crazy for talking this way.
However, Friar Lawrence is more responsible than Tybalt for the deaths of our “star cross’d lovers” because he allowed Romeo and Juliet marry and it caused Romeo to avoid the fight at first with Tybalt, than later tried to stop the fight between Tybalt and Mercutio and caused Mercutio to get killed by Tybalt. Friar Lawrence also made a potion for Juliet to fake her death to let her see Romeo, but he failed to get the note to Romeo and Romeo didn’t know Juliet’s death was fake, so he ended up committing suicide and so did Juliet. Friar Lawrence never told anyone about Juliet’s death being fake. “So smile the heavens upon this holy act that after-hours with sorrow chide us not.” This was when Friar Lawrence agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet. It lead to them dying for each other’s love, when this could have been prevented if they weren’t married.
When he first met Juliet, he seemed to have forgotten about Rosaline Thinking Juliet was dead, Romeo thought that his only option was to take his life out of grief for Juliet. His impatience resulted in the death of Paris, himself and Juliet. In Romeo and Juliet's naive minds, suicide was the only answer to their problems. In Juliet's case she had other options but she choose to overlook. Romeo and Juliet's innocence show us that jumping into situations too fast can cause big problems.
“Take thou this vial, being then in bed, and this distilled liquor drink thou off”. This brainless, unwise man who claims himself to be a man of god, actually did this moronic act and gave Juliet the risky potion that could’ve been deadly. “Give me, oh give me!” helpless Juliet says after hearing about the potion. Why does Friar Lawrence give her only one option of drinking the potion and not an option of confessing her sins? Friar Lawrence continues to commit his horrifying acts by lying as he fakes the funeral of Juliet.
Throughout the play we follow the lives of Romeo and Juliet whose forbidden love causes the deaths of six different people including themselves. Romeo and Juliet never meant to harm anybody but like in any good tragic love story fate tends to get in the way. When Mercutio lies dying he asks Romeo why he stepped in between whim and Tybalt causing him to be stabbed and all Romeo had to say was “I thought all for the best.” The first to die in “Romeo and Juliet” is Mercutio; he is killed in a sword fight against Tybalt defending Romeos honor because Romeo refused to fight Tybalt who came looking for a duel with Romeo because Romeo did not want to hurt anyone from Juliet’s family. Romeo states to Tybalt before Mercutio takes up his sword to duel Tybalt in Romeos Stead is “Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee Doth much excuse the appertaining rage to such a greeting. Villain am I none.
After Romeo is banished from Verona, Friar Laurence helps Juliet come up with a plan for her not to marry Paris. This plan consists of Juliet faking her death, so her sweet, love Romeo can find her in the Capulet’s tomb. However, if Friar Laurence didn’t mention the plan to Juliet, she would have save anyone from any heartbreak or death. Also Friar Laurence says, “Saint Francis be my speed! how oft to-night/ Have my feet stumbled at graves.” (5.3.121-122) This shows that Friar Laurence was being slowed down by graves in a tomb.
Fate made Capulet’s servant illiterate and he had to ask Romeo to read the invitations. Also, fate played a role in quarantining Friar John’s house so he could not deliver Friar Lawrence’s letter. Without receiving the Friar’s letter and hearing about Juliet’s “death”, Romeo goes and kills himself with the poor apothecary’s poison. Then, only a second or two passes until Juliet wakes up and kills herself. In The Chosen, fate