Consequences Of The Death Of Friar Lawrence In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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In the play, Romeo and Juliet, there are several significant details that help the reader see which specific actions led to Romeo and Juliet’s death. First, Friar Laurence agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet only to end their family’s feud. Another important detail is Friar Laurence knew Romeo had recently been in love with another girl. Then, Juliet marries Romeo knowing she must marry Paris. A key detail is that Juliet is continuously disobeying her parents without thinking of the consequences to her actions. The third detail important to the play is Friar Laurence gives Juliet a remedy which sets off a chain of terrible events which ultimately causes Romeo and Juliet to die. All of these details are significant because both Juliet and Friar …show more content…
In the play the feud between the Montagues and Capulets is known in all of Verona, and even though Friar Laurence had what seemed to be good intentions he only married Romeo and Juliet to end their family’s feud. In Document C Friar Laurence states, “But some, young waverer, come go with me. In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” Friar Laurence only marries the two so he gets credit if their family’s feud ends. And he also marries them knowing Romeo had recently had feelings for another girl. Friar Laurence finds that strange but he doesn’t talk to Romeo or Juliet about their true feelings for each other. He knows that Romeo’s other love interest could cause disturbance between Romeo and Juliet which is why he stays quiet. Friar Laurence chooses not to speak about that topic because he knows that might cause problems between Romeo and Juliet. This detail is important because it proves Friar Laurence doesn’t care for Romeo and Juliet’s feelings, he only wants their family’s feud to end so that he can be recognized by the town of …show more content…
First Friar Laurence agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet knowing Juliet had to marry Paris. Friar Laurence also knew Romeo had recently been with another girl, and he could have said something but choose to keep that information to himself. Friar Laurence didn’t care about the marriage of the two he only wanted to get credit if their marriage ended their family’s feud. Then Juliet married Romeo knowing she had to marry Paris. She acted without thinking about her actions and when she realized she could get into trouble she agreed to a dangerous plan. Finally, Friar Laurence gave Juliet a remedy that caused Romeo and Juliet to die. Friar Laurence and Juliet’s actions were the main reason for Romeo and Juliet’s

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