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Who Will Take The Blame? Essay

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In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet play, two characters (Romeo and Juliet) from opposing and rivaling families meet and fall in love at first sight. They eventually get married in secret. While Romeo was banished from Verona, Juliet’s father, Lord Capulet, decides that she will marry Paris, even though she is already secretly married to Romeo. The night before the wedding, Juliet drinks a potion that puts her in a deep sleep that makes her seem dead. She plans to await Romeo’s rescue when she wakes. Romeo, unknowing of Juliet’s plans, finds her and thinks she’s dead. He drinks a deadly poison and dies just before Juliet wakes from her slumber. Juliet sees him and stabs herself with his ...view middle of the document...

If the nurse had given her advice and helped her out, Juliet might not have resorted to going to Friar Lawrence and the potion probably would’ve never been included in the plan.
Friar Lawrence is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet because he plans poorly for the two. Friar Lawrence agrees to marry them without thinking, or better yet, praying, about whether or not it was the right decision. He automatically agrees because he believes it will end the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. Friar Lawrence should not have married them without thinking about how it would turn out. If he had not agreed to do it, they would not have faced the problem that caused their deaths. In addition, the friar also helped Romeo plan ways to keep him and Juliet together. If he had had better judgement and thought out his plans, Romeo and Juliet probably would’ve lived longer. He kept helping them, and it only made being together secretly easier. It made them want to be together more. Friar Lawrence also failed in his attempt to let Romeo know of his plans for Juliet, so that complicated things and led to Romeo killing himself. Friar Lawrence was there for their their deaths, and, even though he couldn’t stop it at that moment, he could’ve prevented the situation by not agreeing to marry them.
The feud contributes to the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet as well. When Romeo first sees Juliet, he says, “So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows / As yonder lady o’er her fellows shows. / The measure...

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