Romeo and Juliet, the two star-crossed lovers, were killed due to the good intentions of their family and friends, rather than their family feud. Many characters that were close to Romeo and Juliet only wanted the best for them. The good intentions of Friar Lawrence, the Nurse and Juliet’s parents eventually lead to the tragic death of lovers Romeo and Juliet.
In the text, Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence is the perfect example that proves how good intentions can result in unintentional bad occurrences. By marrying Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence truly believed that this would bring peace to the quarrelling Capulets and Montagues. Although the marriage had to be kept a secret, Friar was hoping that good would come out of it. He states, “For this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancour to pure love.” (act 2, scene 6). The schemeful Friar Lawrence believed the potion he gave to Juliet would help her escape her strife and allow her to not have to marry Paris. This well thought out plan of his resulted in Romeo committing suicide. Friar said to Juliet, “…this shall free thee from the present shame.” (act 4, scene 1). Although Friar Lawrence meant well, his strategic actions assisted in the deaths of both Romeo and Juliet.
Throughout the duration of the play, it is obvious Juliet’s Nurse always wanted the best for Juliet, as their bond was always tight; however, the Nurse’s support for Juliet also played a large role in the disastrous death of both Juliet and her lover, Romeo. Throughout the text, the Nurse constantly went back and forth organising for Romeo and Juliet to meet, acting as their ‘go-between.’ A crucial part of the play is the wedding of Romeo and Juliet, which would not have been possible unless the Nurse delivered messages between them. As the play progresses, it was in fact the Nurse’s idea to bring Romeo to