Summary: In "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare, the characters that contribute most dramatically to the deaths of Romeo and Juliet are Friar Laurence, Tybalt, and Juliet's father Lord Capulet. Friar Laurence's marrying of Romeo and Juliet and the confusion generated by his other actions contribute the most to their deaths. Tybalt's actions cause Romeo to kill him and thus be banished from Verona, and Juliet's parents cause Juliet to become enraged and make rash decisions.
Who is Responsible for Romeo and Juliet's Deaths"
Most of the events that happen in Romeo and Juliet lead up to the final conclusion of the couple dying. Many, if not all, of the characters also play an ultimate role in their tragic deaths. The characters that cause the most dramatic effect upon Romeo and Juliet's death are Friar Laurence, Tybalt, and Juliet's father, Lord Capulet. Friar Laurence marries Romeo and Juliet, which causes most of the problems, since they always want to be together, even though it is very difficult for them to accomplish this. Tybalt is the reason Romeo is to be banished, and Juliet's parents are the cause for Juliet to become enraged and make rash decisions.
Friar Laurence plays a very large role in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet since he basically is the 'go between man' in this play. First off, he marries the two "star-crosses lovers"(prolouge.6). The rest of the events in the story tumble down from here since nothing seems to ever go right for both Romeo and Juliet. The Friar gives Juliet a potion, which is intended not to kill her, but allow to her to run away and have a better life with Romeo. It does end up causing them both to die, since there is much confusion and mix-up. The letter the Friar sent did not get to Romeo in time, causing him to become extremely upset and to kill himself.
Secondly, Tybalt, his hatred towards the Montague family, and the actions he takes ends in Romeo being...