Romance has caused numerous tragedies throughout history. The most well-known play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare is an example of this. Friar Laurence is the one to blame for the death of the star-crossed lovers because the Friar makes not only one, but three mistakes that lead up to their deaths.
The first mistake that the Friar makes was agreeing to marry Romeo and Juliet. The Friar makes it clear that Romeo and Juliet being married is an unachievable task. We first see this in this line that Friar says “These violent delights has violet ends” (II.VI.9). This quote shows that the Friar knew from the beginning that this marriage will end very poorly because of all of the feud between the two households. Later in the process of the marriage, Friar is beginning to regret his actions. “Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow” (II.VI.15). On the other hand, Friar believes that this marriage has no …show more content…
Friar Laurence left Juliet alone in the Capulets Vault to decide her faith. When he does this, Juliet takes her life. Before he leaves helpless Juliet he says “Stay not to question, for the Watch is coming; I dare no longer to stay” (V.III.169). The Friar was worried about getting caught more than helping suicidal and confused Juliet. Moments after the Friar leaves the scene, Juliet kills herself. “Yeah noise? / Then I’ll be brief. / Oh happy dagger!” (V.III.169) If the Friar just stayed by Juliet’s side, then he could’ve pointed her in the right direction other than the direction she went in, death.
In the William Shakespeare’s play, The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence is the one to blame for the deaths of the star crossed lovers. The Friar agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet even though he sees that it will end badly, he trusts irresponsible people, and leaves the scene when people need him the most. Making these terrible choices, made the young lovers die