Unintended Consequences In Romeo And Juliet

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“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way creating more unintended consequences and failing to achieve anything useful” (Margaret J Wheaty). Many times thinking without reflection can result in very minor outcomes. In Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence thinks without contemplation and creates an exceed amount of unintended consequences; the consequence of Romeo and Juliet’s death, the outcome of a very unpleasant conclusion. Friar Lawrence is responsible for the death of two star-crossed lovers for various reasons, as he is irresponsible, deceitful and naive. In this tragedy of, Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence’s lack of responsibility becomes more expressive, as he does not think about his actions and what may occur in during this time. This plan that Friar has in mind does not follow in the way he wants it to. “Within this three hours will fair Juliet wake/She will beshrew me much that Romeo.” (Shakespeare 5.3.25-26). Friar Lawrence does not think and instead of travelling to Mantua, to talk and tell Romeo his plan; Friar decides visit the Capulet family tomb and see Juliet himself, without thought of Romeo. Friar Lawrence did not take responsibility for his own actions and consider what will happen, which results in achieving nothing useful. Since Friar’s arrangements with Romeo …show more content…
Just as Friar Lawrence thinks without reflecting on Romeo, Juliet and his obligation to them; the aftermath of his actions failed to achieve anything useful. Friar Lawrence’s irresponsibilities, deceitfulness, and naivety caused countless unneeded events. The death of two ill-fated lovers is what Friar achieved, as he did not think about his actions and what consequences may occur during this time. “Choices made, whether bad or good, follow you forever and affect everyone in their path one way or another.” (J.E.B Spredemann). The choices Friar makes affects Romeo and Juliet as they both were in his

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