Who Is Most Responsible for the Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet?

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Who do you consider is most responsible for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet? Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet all ends in a terrible tragedy, however there has to be someone to blame for this, but who? I strongly believe that Friar Lawrence is responsible for the tragedy. The main reasons why I think he is to blame is because he married Romeo and Juliet without anyone’s permission; he also helped them to have a secret night together; gave Juliet a dangerous potion; faked her funeral breaking the hearts of her family and he continued abusing the use of confession throughout the play. The most disgraceful thing is that he is a man of god and he committed all of these horrendous sins! Friar Lawrence took the first step in triggering the passage which led to the tragedy. The first step was that he married Romeo and Juliet, this was the most foolish thing he did. He knew it was not right yet he still did it, “wisely and slow, they stumble that run fast”. This just tells us that he knows what he is doing is wrong because he says himself we shouldn’t rush. Yet still he goes on and marries them! Now, how foolish can someone get? The next thing Friar Lawrence did was give Juliet a dangerous potion that could’ve killed her. “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. “Come is the bride ready to go to church?” Friar Lawrence says this when he knows the Capulet family is in pain. Saying
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