On Friar Lawrence's Death In Romeo And Juliet

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Who killed the Star-crossed Lovers? A family feud leads into two deaths. William Shakespeare wrote “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet”. In Verona there are two families, the Montagues and the Capulets, who despise each other. Romeo is a Montague and Juliet is a Capulet, therefore, they are forbidden to fall in love. Friar Lawrence married them in secrecy. Romeo killed Tybalt, and in result he was banished to Mantua by the Prince. When he was banished, Juliet’s father was making her marry Paris. She ran to Friar Lawrence for help and the friar gave her distilling liquor so that she can fake her death. Friar Lawrence had someone send a letter to Romeo that never got delivered, explaining the situation with Juliet. Romeo not knowing about Juliet’s fake death led him to drink poison that he got from Apothecary. When Juliet woke-up, she found Romeo dead on the ground and she was devastated. Friar Lawrence was telling her that they should leave before the guards came and she resisted and he left her. She found…show more content…
He trusted someone else with the letter that explains what will happen to Juliet. In the text Friar John states, “So that my speed to Mantua there was stay’d” (5,2, 12). It was Friar Lawrence’s responsibility to tell Romeo his plans. Instead, he expected someone else to send the letter. Since the letter did not get to Romeo, he fled to Verona to see his beloved lying in the tomb. He thought she was dead so he drank a powerful poison to kill himself. In addition to Friar Lawrence’s poor choices, he cause Juliet’s death. Friar Lawrence is responsible for Juliet’s death. He left Juliet vulnerable in the tomb. The text states, “Come, go, good Juliet. I dare not stay” (5,3,59). He was trying to get Juliet to hurry because the watch was coming and he does not want to get caught. He left Juliet and Juliet stabbed herself with Romeo’s dagger. If the Friar stayed with her he could’ve prevented her from killing
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