Essay about William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

1187 Words Mar 5th, 2016 5 Pages
In the tragedy Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, two families, the Capulets and Montagues, have been in constant battle. Both Lord Montague and Lord Capulet’s children, Romeo and Juliet, fall madly in love with each other upon first sight. This causes many complications, however their love is so powerful nothing seems righteous until they are together. Friar Lawrence has a significant role in helping them unite throughout the play. Unfortunately, their lives are short, for both die due to the others death or fake death. Friar Lawrence is most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because of his unorganized plan that jeopardized their lives and leaves them abandoned in the end. To begin, Friar Lawrence know the risks and dangers of Romeo and Juliet’s relationship, but marries them anyways. “He is acutely aware of the risks in the situation in Verona and in his plan to reconcile the houses through Romeo and Juliet’s marriage”(Utterback), but he still marries them afterwards. This is noticeable when before their wedding Friar Lawrence says to Romeo, “So smile the heavens upon this holy act/ That after-hours with sorrow chide us not”(). Friar Lawrence is telling Romo right before his marriage that afterward ‘unhappiness’ should not be able to disapprove of their marriage. This implies that he is worried that marrying them will turn into much regret later on. Moreover, that he doesn 't want himself to be full of sorrow which shows he knows he is making a…

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