William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet Essay

1157 Words Apr 26th, 2015 5 Pages
Death can sometimes occur by one 's or someone else 's actions. It can be direct or indirect, in this case being both. In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare there are many people who play a role in the death of Romeo and Juliet. This tragic outcome occurrs due to the actions of Friar Laurence who does not stop Romeo from falling in love so easily and giving Juliet bad advice, the Capulets’ whose ancient grudge with the Montagues’ put pressure on Romeo and Juliet and threatening to kick their daughter out of their home, and finally, Romeo himself who knows that it is dangerous to fall in love with his foe and for killing Tybalt, his lover’s cousin.
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…

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