Romeo and Juilet

Topics: Romeo and Juliet, Characters in Romeo and Juliet, Juliet Capulet Pages: 2 (620 words) Published: October 10, 2010
Many tragedies happen in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. It is clear that in Romeo and Juliet that, both the friars are to blame for Romeos and Juliet’s death.

It was Friar Johns fault for not delivering the message. First of all “going to find a barefoot brother out, one of our order to associate me, here in this city visiting the sick, and finding him, the searchers of the town, suspecting that we both were in a house where the infectious pestilence did reign, sealed up the door’s and would not let us forth, so that my speed to Mantua there was stayed.”(5, 2, 6-13, 213-215). If he wouldn’t have visited the other friar he wouldn’t have got stuck in the hospital. Since he got stuck in the hospital he didn’t get to deliver the message and Romeo thought that Juliet was dead. Second of all “I could not send it- here it is again- nor get a messenger to bring it thee, so fearful were they of infection.”(5, 2, 15-18, 215). He couldn’t send the message, because they were scared of the infection. Romeo didn’t get the letter and Balthasar told Romeo that Juliet was dead, so Romeo went to an apothecary to get poison. Then he goes to the Capulet’s tomb to find that Juliet is dead (in a coma) he drinks the poison and kills himself then Juliet awakes to see Romeo dead, and she kills herself to with Romeo’s dagger. If Friar John would have delivered the message Romeo would have known that Juliet was dead, and they both might still be alive.

It was Friar Laurence who made the plan to fake Juliet’s death. First of all “if, rather than to marry County Paris, thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself, then is it likely thou wilt undertake a thing like death to chide away this shame, that copest with death himself to scape from it; and, if thou darest , I’ll give thee remedy.”(4, 1, 79-84, 179-181). If he wouldn’t have offered the plan to Juliet, she wouldn’t have looked dead to every one, and Balthasar wouldn’t have told Romeo that Juliet was dead. Then...
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