After completing this it will be evident that Romeo, Friar Lawrence and love are all to blame. Firstly, Romeo is banished from Verona for killing Tybalt, a Capulet, because Tybalt killed Romeo’s best friend Mercutio. This led to Romeo not hearing about the plan to fake Juliet’s death so that she did not have to marry Paris. When Romeo heard she was dead he killed himself, then Juliet awoke and found Romeo dead and killed herself. “Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banished; Romeo that killed him, he is banished.” This quote is saying that Romeo killed Tybalt and is now banished because of it.
Upon further investigation, Friar Lawrence should receive the blame. Admittedly, Tybalt has a large influence on Romeo and Juliet’s death, because he caused the fight. Romeo tried to avoid it, but Mercutio joined in and started the fight and later Tybalt killed Mercutio. Romeo got mad and killed Tybalt and got exiled from Verona. 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.
Romeo had also regretted responding with revenge when he had killed Tybalt. Romeo had acted in the moment and killed Tybalt for killing Mercutio. He regretted it because his murder had him banished. Romeo says, “O, I am fortunes fool” (Act3.Scene1.line142). He is stating that he is very unfortunate and wishes that he was not banished.
Lord Capulet essentially endorsed Juliet’s relationship with Romeo without even knowing it. The quarrel between the families caused them to lose their progenies. The deaths of beloved Romeo and Juliet were due to the, “Capulet[‘s and] Montague[‘s], [...] hate, that Heaven [found] means to kill [their] joys with love!” (V.3.315-317) The dispute between the Capulet’s and the Montague’s made Romeo and Juliet’s love less achievable; their love was quite tenacious that they killed themselves to be together. In an acute argument between Juliet and her father, Lord Capulet demanded that she was to, “go with Paris to Saint Peter’s Church or [he would] drag [Juliet] on a hurdle thither” (III.5.173-174). Lord Capulet was in dismay when Juliet repudiated marrying Paris, that she only longed for true love.
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 Juliet was in a desperate state of mind, the friar proposed an undeniably flawed plan, and also failing to notify Romeo of said plan, thus leading to Romeo’s death. Additionally, he had the chance to restrict Juliet from taking her life, yet he leaves her to die. However, the tragedy could have been avoided had the Capulet-Montague feud not existed. The love would not have to remain a stealthy. Hence, Friar Lawrence is partially to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, as his negligence resulted in the tragedy.
Tori Who’s Most Responsible ? Romeo and Juliet Although Romeo and Juliet killed them selves, Friar Lawrence was the most responsible for their deaths. Friar Lawrence was the church priest and Romeo and Juliet looked to him for for all their problems. He might have been seen as a small role in the play but, he was a big part of all the decisions made my Romeo and Juliet. Even though he helped them be with each other, he just caused more problems.
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
This play is a tragedy so there will be deaths but these deaths are caused by the faults of others. Many different messages are hidden throughout the play but I think the overall messages is to not seek revenge or it will all come after you. Hamlet wanted to seek revenge for his father’s death and that caused Polonius’ death which Hamlet was mistaking him for Claudius who was his main target. Polonius’ death caused Ophelia to go mad and crazy and that led to her own death. Laertes and Claudius had a plan of revenge to go after Hamlet for causing Laertes’ father death.
Romeo and Juliet’s death can be blamed on Friar Laurence because he knew a lot about their relationship. Of course, Romeo and Juliet have to be put to blame as well since they were the ones that kept everything a secret. In the play, Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the sweet Friar Laurence and the two star-crossed lovers are to be put to blame for both Romeo and Juliet's death. Out of all the people, Friar Laurence is one person that should be held accountable for Romeo and Juliet’s death. Friar Laurence knows that Romeo and Juliet have feelings for each other.