Friar Lawrence

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What Went Wrong?

“Romeo and Juliet”, a play written by William Shakespeare, is known as one of the most famous love stories of all time. However, this is not your normal love story. Romeo and Juliet, a pair of young lovers, get married without either of their parent’s approval. This play is known as a tragic love story because after their marriage, these two lovers take their life. The death-marked actions of Romeo and Juliet, and the sorrow brought to their two families, were influenced by Friar Lawrence’s untruthfulness towards the children’s parents, his irresponsibility, and his short-sightedness. When Romeo and Juliet first saw each other, it was love at first sight. But how far could this love go before it fell apart? Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, made the love seem impossible. Because of this only Friar Lawrence, a man very close to Juliet, knew about their romance, yet still kept it a secret.. Even though they had no problems, their families had long been in a feud with each other, and their love was forbidden, as well as dangerous. Was keeping this situation a secret really the best decision he made? Their romance was already dangerous, and to keep it a secret from four very important figures? To me, it seems that this made all the more dangerous. Friar Lawrence was a very noble man, one that Juliet, as well as her family, felt that they could trust. However, this decision of his lead to the death of Romeo and Juliet because by not telling their parents about it, he was allowing it to happen and the longer this went on, the more dangerous it became. In response to the children’s lover and affection towards each other, Friar Lawrence agreed to one of the most dangerous tasks he was ever asked to do. Juliet came and requested that he marry her to Romeo so that they can live a long and happy life together. What could go wrong in marrying two people that were obviously in love? The Friar even thought that, “For this alliance may so happy...
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