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Romeo and Juliet Core Essay
Why is it that true love always ends in death? Why do the good always die young? The answers to these questions can be found in this mournful tragedy. Each person in the story of Romeo and Juliet at one time or more is an adversary(1) and have opportunities to stop things from spiraling out of control. Unfortunately they choose not to. In “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare, the Friars, the Prince, and the parents of both families are definitely at fault for the tragic deaths. Friar Laurence and Friar John have major roles in the extremely lamentable(2) deaths. To begin with, if Friar Laurence announces the marriage in the first place Romeo and Juliet would not have to go on a perilous(3) journey to hide their aspired(4) love instead of augmenting(5) the problem by ignoring it. Or at least he could tell the Prince when he decides to banish Romeo. It is Friar John’s duty to deliver the message to Romeo in Mantua. In the following passage Friar John says,” Here in this city visiting the sick/ and finding him, the searchers of the town/ suspecting that we were both in a house/ where the infectious pestilence did reign/ sealed up the doors and would not let us forth”(V. II. 7-11). However, Friar John is not able to enter Mantua. Balthazar is able to get word to Romeo despite the sickness in the town. Friar John should be able to conjure(6) up a way to get word to Romeo. Also Friar Laurence should be waiting at the tomb for Juliet to awake rather than wait longer. This way he would be ready for anything to go wrong.
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