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Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Essay William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story with themes such as impatience, mistrust, miscommunication and many more, which all resulted in many deaths. The deaths of Romeo and Juliet are caused by all the characters actions. Friar Laurence’s actions are not solely responsible for their deaths. In fact Friar Laurence, Lord Capulet, Lady Capulet, and the nurse are all at fault for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths. But, the main people responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s deaths are of course, themselves. Even though the Friar isn’t the only person to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s death, he plays a huge role and is partly to blame for everything that happens. The Friar agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet when they’ve only known each other for less than a day. He agrees to this because he thinks that it would end the feud between the two families that has been going on for years. As he says to Romeo “come, young waverer, come, go with me/In one respect I’ll thy assistant be/For this alliance may so happy prove/To turn your household’s rancor to pure love” (R+J3.2. 89-92). When Romeo gets sent away for killing Tybalt, Friar Laurence comes up with a plan to have Romeo and Juliet be together so he gets Friar John to deliver a message to Romeo. Little did Friar John know that that letter meant life or death. As Friar Laurence says “Unhappy fortune! By my brotherhood/ The letter was not nice but full of charge/ Of dear import, and the neglecting it/May do much danger” (R+J 5.2. 17-20). The second part of the Friars plan is
Georgieva 2 to give Juliet a “sleeping potion” and have everyone think she is dead. The Friar makes this outrageous plan because he wants Romeo and Juliet to run away and be together. Not only is the Friar partly responsible, but so are Juliet’s parents. Lord Capulet, Lady Capulet, and the nurse as well, all plan an arranged marriage for Juliet and Paris. Lord Capulet does not want Juliet to marry

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