The Friar Lawrence In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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The Friar Lawrence, the nurse, other events and characters are to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s death. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet ‘a pair of star-crossed lovers take their life.’ The protagonist fall into the depths of forbidden love, despite on ancient family feud, of both their houses. For the purpose of this discussion the term blame is defined as a feel or declare that someone or something is responsible for a fault or a wrong doing. Both the Friar Laurence and the Nurse help marry Romeo and Juliet with elaborate plans. However the event of Romeo killing Tybalt and his impulsive behaviour also contributed to the lover’s demise.
The Friar Laurence, along with other characters are at fault for Romeo and Juliet’s death. For
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In Juliet’s life there was only one person that would do anything for her, that was her fateful Nurse. Yet, throughout the course of the play, the nurse lies and sneaks around just to make her Juliet happy. “Thou (Juliet) wast the prettiest babe that e’er I nursed.” Juliet has known the nurse since birth. The nurse wanted to make sure Juliet was happy. Firstly, the nurse thought Paris would be the source of such happiness. “Go girl, seel happy nights to happy days.” However later the day, the Protagonists of the play meet and quickly fall in love. Juliet has found her source of happiness. After the Friar and the Nurse marry Romeo and Juliet, Romeo kills Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin. As Romeo punishment is banishment, the nurse helps Juliet by “I’ll find Romeo to comfort you.” Romeo and Juliet spend the night together and the Nurse doesn’t tell anyone, not even Juliet’s parents. Since Romeo is banishment, Juliet’s source of happiness is gone. The nurse goes back to her original idea, Paris. She tries to convince Juliet to marry Paris. She thinks she has succeed, but what the nurse doesn’t know is Juliet has gone behind her back to the Friar for a way to get out of this arranged married. In a nutshell, when the nurse tried to help Juliet, it only made Juliet …show more content…
Romeo and Juliet were on different sides on an ‘ancient grudge.’ After marrying the enemy, Romeo try’s to break up a fight between Mercutio and Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin. However, not everything goes to plan. Mercutio is slaughtered by Tybalt. In Mercutio final breath, he states “A plague o’ both your houses!” Mercutio is foreshadowing the ending of the play. Although Romeo becomes a “fortunes fool” by killing Tybalt for revenge. Lord Capulet becomes worried about his daughter. Juliet locks herself up in her room for the whole night. Little did Lord Capulet know was Romeo and Juliet was consummating their marriage, in Juliet’s bedroom. Since Lord didn’t know the full story, Lord Capulet tried to find a way to make Juliet happy. How to make a young girl happy in Lord Capulets book? You arrange her a marriage she doesn’t want! By killing Tybalt, Romeo made Juliet’s engagement to Paris from the length of a few years to a few days long, thus making Juliet “go to the Friar, to know his remedy; if all else fail, myself have power to

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