Responsibility Of Friar To Blame In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet is a renowned love story including passion, an age-long feud, and family. This love story with a tragic ending of the two str-crossed lovers’ aids in the reconciliation of their feuding families. Consequently their unwavering affection for one another ends in their untimely death. What makes this pessimistic love story soar above others of its kind? Why have countless readers been captivated by the tale of these star-crossed lovers’? Some declare the playwright, William Shakespeare, is behind all of the aberration. Others say it is the infatuation of the two young lovers, and the risk they were wiling to take to be with their kindred soul. The holy mess of their deaths leaves the playgoers in suspense wondering who is at fault.…show more content…
During the course of the scene where Friar is being asked to marry the two, he states “In one respect [he’ll] thy assistant be, for this alliance may so happy prove to turn [their] households’ rancor to pure love” (1.3.90). With this, his intention were to finally abrogate the calamitous feud incorporating the Capulet’s and the Montague’s, his plan slowly starts to collapse but is not the only one at fault. For example what if Romeo and Juliet told their parents after they got married, maybe they would have gotten over the age old feud once seeing how happy their children were. Why didn't Romeo and Juliet just tell their parents? This mind blowing question is simply answered, because the two most likely did not trust that their love was enough because love does not conquer all, it might have even made the feud worst. So with way they were probably doomed with some type of obstacle from the beginning. Another prime example is from the article Beautiful Brains by David Dobbs who goes on to say that his son was pulled over for speeding and received and list of violations and fines. Though through such actions his son only disagreed with on of the violation stating, ”Reckless’ sounds like you’re not paying attention. But i was. I made a deliberate point of doing this on an empty dry interstate…” (Dobbs, “Beautiful Brains”) This is one reason Friar Lawrence was not the only one at fault but were Romeo and

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