Romeo and Juliet: Friar Lawrence is the reason Romeo and Juliet died

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In the play, Romeo and Juliet, one of the main characters, Juliet, commits suicide near the ending of the play.Friar Lawrence is directly responsible for the death of Juliet. He makes numerous mistakes that lead to her death.Which were when he gave the poison to Juliet. He also, trusted someone else with extensive importance a letter to deliver to Romeo.Lastly, he fled when she was in most danger at the tomb.

Friar Lawrence made a major mistake that he could have abstained himself. He trusted Juliet, someone who is unstable and has not reached the age fourteen, with a fake death poison. This irrational decision was inferior choice on Friar Lawrence’s behalf. This quote from the text shows the irresponsibility of the friar, “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.” The idea that Friar Lawrence had in mind for Juliet was a hazardous decision, that he should have known what the outcome would have been. This quote shows the truth about the meaning responsibility, when he says that Juliet’s life now rests in his hands.Others may say that Lord Capulet is even broken about the plan, because when he says that “ Death lies on her like an untimely frost.” The fake death has deceived Lord Capulet, and the rest of the Capulet family. If Friar Lawrence hadn’t given Juliet the fake poison she would have never been put in the position to kill herself.

Trusting Friar John to send the letter to Romeo, without even telling him that it was urgent, was Friar Lawrence’s next big mistake . The mistake to send someone else to do was blameworthy. If the Friar delvired the letter personally, the plan that he had in mind would might have gone smoother. Friar John shows his inadequacy in the fifth act when he says “I could not send it,here it is again.” This quote

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