Romeo and Juliet have a love that is considered powerful. Powerful because many deaths occur without people knowing the love they both share for each other. The death of Romeo and Juliet could have been prevented and there are characters that can be blamed. Deaths don’t just occur out nowhere; they happen for a reason. Romeo and Juliet’s death can be blamed on Friar Laurence because he knew a lot about their relationship.
This is where they first meet. Maybe if Juliet’s father hasn’t allowed Romeo to stay at the party they wouldn’t have met, this could have stopped the romance between then before it began and neither of them would have died. When Romeo goes to Juliet’s house she’s says that she has no joy of this contract [love] tonight, it is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden(act….). Juliet believes that it is too rash and she isn’t too sure if they are in love but she falls for what Romeo says. They hardly knew each other why didn’t they says I can’t be with him/her, I have to get over him/her.
He led Romeo and Juliet to believe they could work out and them getting married would be good. The only reason he did this was for him, not them. He wanted the Capulets and Montagues to stop their feud, but that probably would have never happened, because if it was possible for the fued to stop, it would have stopped a long time ago. Friar Lawrence had good intentions, but he should have made them wait and not let Romeo and Juliet rush into things. If Friar Lawrence told them to wait, they would have more time for feelings to develop and they may have changed their mind or actually convinced their parents to come to an agreement, instead of doing all this secretly behind everyone's backs.
For instance, Juliet’s parents probably would’ve canceled the marriage or Juliet and Paris earlier in the play, or even Romeo’s banishment never would’ve been delayed. Possibly, Friar Laurence’s plan never would’ve happened. And if his plan never happened, there would be no potion and poison, no death of Paris, and no fight with Juliet’s parents, nor the death of Romeo’s mother. Not only that, but Juliet was also, how you say, “blinded” by love. As you see in the play, they never stopped thinking about each other, and were willing to do the utmost craziest things just to be with each other in the end.
Firstly, Friar Laurence married Romeo and Juliet knowing that their families hated each other and that it could end very poorly (Shakespeare 944-45). Friar knew this was a bad idea, but he continued with it and married the two. However, if he did not do this he would never be in trouble and Romeo and Juliet would then have to get married the ordinary way, thus, letting both families know. Next Friar decides to give Juliet a vial which will put her in a death-like state and sends a letter to Romeo about the plan, but it does not get to him (Shakespeare 993-1012). If Friar Laurence did not give Juliet the vial, Romeo would not kill himself because he thinks Juliet is dead.
If a person is truly in love with their spouse, they should never have the thought of cheating in the first place. In the last stanza, Gylys writes about the man’s wife leaving with the children. The idea of children reinforces my belief that Gylys was incorrect in saying that marriages fail due to not taking the time to think. The husbands have their wives that they should be committed to, but their children should also emphasize the importance of the marriage. Therefore, I think the cause of failed marriages is not lovers not thinking, but rather lovers falling out of love.
The resentment is only between Capulet and Montague, but somehow, they think the grudge against each other have passed down to their children and expect them to treat each other as their parents do. This then causes difficulty as they fall in love at a feast “my only love sprung from my only hate” (1.1.138). Under their parents’ control, they have no power to protest against the feud but to marry in secret. If their parents loved their children, rather than just have authority over them, it would’ve given Juliet a chance to be open with her parents and the story wouldn’t have ended with a tragedy. As we are introduced to Lord Capulet, he comes off as a caring, protective, open-minded father.
They say, “Love can be dangerous in the wrong hands.” In the poem, “My Last Duchess”, that statement is a fact. All that the woman ever did was smiled at the things that made her happy, but her husband felt as if she gave him the same attention as she would a stranger. He wanted to feel special and since she could not give him that extra attention that was needed, he decided to have her killed. He also took upon himself to tell the father of his new wife, what had happened to his last wife. He basically was informing the father that if his daughter does the same as his last wife then she would be killed as well.
Gay Marriage Amanda Tolland SOC: Introduction to ethics & Responsibility Instructor: Wolfe Brandon 01/02/2012 When two people any two people are in love, they should be able to openly express their love for each other by becoming married. However, not everyone is legally able to get married. A love shared by two people of the same sex cannot be binding because of petty laws that prohibit gay and lesbian couples to get married. It is ridiculous that two people in love cannot get married and commit to a lifetime together if they are of the same sex. Love is love many people in today's society believe gay and lesbian marriage is wrong and if you are one of them, I am here to convince you otherwise.