Causes Of Romeo And Juliet Death

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Two households that were both alike in dignity, share a connection of two “Star Crossed Lovers” who take their lives, due to their misadventures and mistakes. Although it might have been Romeo and Juliet’s decision to take each other’s lives’, it might have been another’s influence as the reason why they did as such. Friar Laurence is one to blame for the death of the young teenagers, but did he mean to cause such grief? Many times, Friar features as a main story teller in the book, helping the couple with their needs, sorting out other characters problems and coming up with lucrative plans to help them out trouble. He also causes grief and despair in the family’s due to miscommunication and badly planned schemes. This ultimately
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With Paris being told by Juliet’s father he could marry her, this made Juliet even more upset, prompting the plan to escape her family. Paris often played a part in the role of why Juliet wanted to get married to Romeo, as she couldn’t see herself being married to Paris, and she didn’t like the thought of an arranged marriage. This, as well as Romeo being banished was what ultimately made Juliet upset and wishing to leave her family, and caused so many issues with trying to find a way to do so. As Juliet goes to Friar Laurence, he suggests that she should fake her death, knowing that she will be buried in a tomb and It would be easy for her to escape. Although at the time this seemed to be a clever idea, this is one of the main reasons why they kill themselves. If Friar Laurence had wanted to make this plan work, he should have sent someone straight away to tell Romeo about what’s happening. Friar’s plan proceeded well, the potion worked and the funeral for Juliet happened in place of the marriage ceremony, and it appeared the deception went ahead as …show more content…
Friar sends a messenger to tell Romeo of the plan, but before the messenger could deliver the news, he became spooked and had to stop. By the time he could send another messenger to tell Romeo of the plan, Balthasar had already made it with news to tell him otherwise. With Balthasar advising Romeo that he had seen Juliet “laid low in her kindred’s vault” (Act V, S1, L19). Romeo couldn’t believe what he had heard from Balthasar, although not true, Romeo didn’t know this. Friar Laurence went again to tell Romeo but realised that it was too late, Romeo had left. If Friar had have gone through to tell Romeo, there wouldn’t have been any confusion and Romeo would have known what was happening. Romeo heads to see Juliet in the Capel’s monument where she lies. He sees her laying there, he proceeds to take Paris’s life, then his own. Friar Laurence arrives moments after Juliet had taken her life in despair for Romeo, this is where he truly realises it’s too late. Not only has Romeo and Juliet taken their lives’, through partially no fault of their own, Paris has also been killed. In retrospect, if Friar Laurence had just delivered the messages in person, rather than writing letters, this whole situation may have been avoided. It leaves you asking why Friar didn’t do this, was he lazy? Did he not care about what happened? Or was it completely by everyone’s misfortune that these tragic events

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