William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet Essay
The first person responsible is Friar Laurence. He causes the death of both Romeo and Juliet when he fails to make Romeo open his eyes to what true love means. When he replies to Romeo:
Holy Saint Francis, what a change is here! / Is Rosaline, whom thou didst love so dear, / So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies / Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes… Pronounce this sentence then: / Women may fall when there’s no strength in men. (Act 2, sc iii, l- 65-77).
This quotation displays how Friar Laurence knows that Romeo and Juliet are too young to fall in love so easily. He warns Romeo not to rush into things so fast, but still makes the reckless decision of proceeding with the marriage. In addition to Friar Laurence making the mistake of getting them both married, he also unnecessarily gives the potion…