William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet Essay

1751 Words Nov 11th, 2015 8 Pages
Children are always greatly influenced by their parents and therefore any mistakes made by their parents affects the child negatively. In the case of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the children’s parents and advisory adult characters are what contribute to their tragic demise. One of the most prominent influences in the play is Friar Laurence. He plays one of the most vital roles in orchestrating a plan that eventually leads Romeo and Juliet to their deaths. Juliet’s parents are to be blamed for Romeo and Juliet’s tragic ending. Finally, Juliet’s beloved Nurse is an important character who heavily influences Juliet’s decisions and emotions. Ultimately, Romeo and Juliet are children and therefore are not responsible for their deaths. It is rather the adults in their lives that can be blamed for this tragedy. Friar Laurence plays many important parts in the sequence of events during the play. Friar Laurence is the “mastermind” behind Romeo and Juliet’s union and their parting. Without him, it would not have been possible for them to get married. The Friar’s role as schemer is a recurring theme throughout the play. For example, when the two young lovers run to the Friar to get married, he marries them knowing Romeo and Juliet are marrying without their parents consent, in an attempt to regulate the feud between their families: “In one respect I’ll they assistant be. For this alliance may so happy prove, To turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” (Shakespeare 2.…

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