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!
The knife was destined to be how she killed herself. In the final act of the play, Romeo had been banished to Mantua from killing Tybalt. He runs into his old servant Balthasar, who told him that Juliet was dead. Romeo, not knowing that she had actually taken a sleeping potion, can’t believe she died, and states “Is it e’en so?-then I defy you, stars!” (V. i. 24).
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."
He was the one that placed the idea of using poison in Romeo's head and he was the one that helped Juliet plan her fake death.Though he had the best intentions of helping the two, and solving the family feud between the Capulets and the Montagues, he played a huge roll in their deaths. In addition, he is the one that told juliet to take the potion so that she would fall a sleep, and because of that, thought that she was dead so Romeo had killed himself and when Juliet found out, she killed herself. Friar Lawrence had also taken up a big role on Romeo and Juliet's secret marriage, which was the wrong thing to
Fate is the prominent reason for the death of both Romeo and Juliet. In the prologue, they are illustrated as “A pair of star-crossed lovers” and later on their love is described as “death mark’d”. Right in the beginning, Shakespeare demonstrates that fate will bring them together, but it will also be the cause of their death. The play could have had a very different conclusion if some circumstances had been different. Perhaps the biggest determining factor of Romeo and Juliet’s demise was the fact that their families were feuding.
In the play, The Tragedy of Romeo and juliet, by William Shakespeare, a famous poet, is a tale of a young teenage couple from two feuding families that fall in love one night and die about three days later. Some may say that the families and the prince were responsible for the tragedy, but the one who should have most of the blame is friar Lawrence. Despite his help on marrying the younger lovers, he’s to blame for his plan on preventing another marriage, his reasons to marry the two, and the consequences of what he did. Although his reason to marry Romeo and juliet was a good intention, however he knew the consequences of the marriage and was ignorant of the prince’s word. The intention was that he’ll marry the two lovers in order for the families to stop their feud and because
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.
Hamlet derives a plan to have actors re-enact the death of his father as told to him by the ghost. He watches Claudius during the play, and knows from the way Claudius behaves that he did indeed kill his father. He wants to kill Claudius, but puts it off several times. He knows that it is a sin and against the law to kill out of revenge. He also sees Claudius praying for forgiveness, but wouldn’t kill him because he wouldn’t ascend to heaven.
The next important event is the marriage, as that marks the bind that forever holds them together. The next event is the banishment or specifically, the fight between Romeo and Tybalt as that marks the start of Friar Lawrence's ingenious plan to keep Romeo and Juliet together. These events create the final resolution which is Romeo dead because of assumption that Juliet is dead. Juliet waking up to find Romeo dead. And Paris dead because Romeo decides to kill him for revenge.