Juliet and Romeo fell in love and got secretely married, for they knew if their familes were to find out, they would be forbidden to see each other. Juliet wanted more than anything to be with Romeo for the rest of her life, but her family got in the way of her and her true love. One day, when Romeo was out in the streets with his cousin Benvolio and his friend Mercutio, Tybalt approached Romeo, requesting to duel him. Knowing that Tybalt was a Capulet, and knowing that if there was another fight to break out in the streets, Romeo would not only be fighting Juliet's cousin, but the Prince would punish him severely. Romeo doesn't want to be seperated from Juliet anymore than he was, so he declined the duel with Tybalt, and told him they had no reason to fight, and that the Prince would not be happy.
When Juliet objected to Lord Capulet’s decision of marrying her to Paris, the nurse advised Juliet to do as her father said (Act III, scene v, lines 213-226). Juliet was already married to Romeo and refused to go against her wedding vows. Without the support from her nurse, Juliet goes to the Friar. He gives her a potion that allows Juliet to fake her death and live happily ever after with Romeo. The Friar and Juliet devise a plan, and the Friar sends a letter that informs Romeo of the plan.
Though there are many characters Friar Lawrence is most to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence marries Romeo and Juliet with no one knowing that these two foes are now husband and wife. Friar Lawrence states, “To turn your households’ rancor to pure love “(II.iii.92). The Friar thought it would be a good idea to marry them so both their families could stop hating each other and maybe start to like each other by having Romeo and Juliet married. Friar Lawrence tells Romeo, “Wisely and slow.
Friar Lawrence: Unnoticed Importance In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, many secondary characters play an essential role in the play. Friar Lawrence is one of the most important secondary characters in the play. He marries Romeo and Juliet, helps Romeo and Juliet grow in their love for one another, and eventually helps end the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. He helps the characters in the play grow in a way they would not have on their own. Friar Lawrence affects the action of Romeo and Juliet by marrying Romeo and Juliet, helping Romeo escape Verona safely, and helping them reunite by giving Juliet a sleeping potion to fake her death.
He later, then sneaks onto Juliet’s balcony where he openly tells her that he is in love with her. Juliet warns him saying that if anyone were to find him there, he would be killed. But, Romeo being the stubborn boy he is, replies with “And but thou love me, let them find me here.” and decides to risk his life for a girl he barely knows. He then impulsively asks for her hand in marriage “Thy exchange of thy love’s faithful vow for mine.” (Act II, ii, 124) based on the romantic emotions he was feeling at the moment. This was careless and senseless of Romeo to do, as a couple of hours ago he was “in love” with Juliet’s cousin Rosaline.
If Capulet had not moved up the wedding the Juliet and Romeo could have happily escaped together. Finally, the family feud between the Capulet’s and the Montague’s. During the beginning of the story the chorus gives us a story overview by saying, “From forth the fatal loins of these two foes a pair of star crossed lovers take their life” (7). If the two families were never feuding then Romeo and Juliet could have been happily married. The feud is the main issue in the story.
One of them, as said before, is his failure to make outcomes; another one of his flaws is his impulsive nature. Romeo, after having just met Juliet, decides he wants to marry her. Friar Lawrence even warned Romeo about moving to fast . Throughout the play, Romeo made many unwise decisions and for all of them, he had to suffer afterwards. Evidence of his impulsive nature is highlighted in his journey to Juliet’s house to express his love for her when he barely knows her.
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.
Romeo and Juliet argumentative Essay Romeo takes on the tragic responsibility of the destruction between Romeo and Juliet. The poor decisions that Romeo makes is him going to the Capulet’s party. Romeo getting married to Juliet and Romeo killing Tybalt. Romeo makes poor decisions by not thinking through his actions, which leads him to be responsible for Juliet and his own death. Firstly, Romeo goes to the Capulet’s party, which is a choice he makes.
Juliet’s parents, the Capulets, wanted her to marry Paris. Juliet didn’t like Paris and wanted to marry Romeo. She refused to marry Paris (Shakespeare 66). When she seen Romeo at her families party she fell in love with him. Juliet should have went with her parent’s decision of Paris, she could possibly still be alive.