Essay Mercutio At Fault In Romeo And Juliet
Due to Friar Laurence’s decisions he is most at fault for the deaths of the lovers Romeo and Juliet. Friar Laurence married Romeo to Juliet and became overly involved in their love life that tragically ended one night in the cemetery of the Capulet family.
Romeo begged Friar the night Romeo and Juliet met by chance, the Friar married the two just days following their first encounter in secret, not obeying the family rules. Friar had known that the two were part of two different enemy households, the Montagues and Capulets. During this part of the story Romeo meets Juliet at the Capulet's party by chance. The day after Romeo finds Friar and soon begs him to marry his love. In response Friar …show more content…
Friar, talking to Juliet hopes that Romeo has indeed received the letter, “Shall Romeo by my letters know our drift and hither shall he come.” In the long run Friar Laurence's plan had failed them and put everything out of order, late that night Romeo arrives at the apothecary where he buys a death potion, after hearing his love Juliet has tragically died that morning. He arrives at the scene of the Capulets grave mourning Juliet's death when he meets Paris, who was supposed to marry Juliet. Out of anger Paris declares a fight with Romeo where Paris is slain, after entering the grave he speaks once more before drinking the potion, detailing how fair she is and then ends his own life by drinking the contents of the vial. Laurence is put at fault of Romeo’s death because it was his plan, if he were going to make sure that his plan were to work 100% he could have delivered the note himself, including the details of the night. Juliet wakes up shortly after to find Romeo dead, out of despair for her true love she pulls out Romeo’s dagger concealed in the sheath and with tears rolling down her cheeks ends her life.
Friar enters the graveyard after hearing news of an altercation where he finds Paris’ blood out of horror he screams “Alack, alack, what blood is this which stains thy stoney entrance of this depulchure.” Then he enters the grave of the Capulets where he finds Romeo and Juliet dead. If Friar would have accepted the fate of Paris and Juliet, or simply if Friar did not give Juliet the potion the lovers would both be alive, they may be separated, but not