Essay title: Romeo and Juliet
William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet tells the tale of two star crossed lovers who end their lives because of their love for one another. Rash unadvised decisions, meddling, and dueling matches were the primary factors that affected Romeo and Juliet's deaths. The people who are responsible for their passing are: Friar Laurence, Tybalt, and Romeo himself. Through their actions, not only were they the main causes of Romeo and Juliet's deaths, but they had also caused suffering throughout the city of Verona. Friar Laurence appeared to be helping Romeo and Juliet, but he was planning and scheming for his benefit. He was against performing their marriage until he thought about how it would stop the fueding between the two households, not even thinking that Romeo and Juliet actually loved one another.
"For this alliance may so happy prove, to turn your households' rancour to pure love." (II,iii,94-95) He gave Juliet a potion to make it appear as if she were dead, but never really thought the plan through. He was too rash. He didn't predict Friar John (who had the letter stating to Romeo all of the Friar's arranged plans) might get held up. "But he which bore my letter, Friar John, was stayed by accident, and yesternight, returned my letter back.
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" (V,iii, 256-258) Overall, Friar Laurence was short-sighted, and if his plans had gone according to his predictions, they might have lived. Capulet's pugnacious nephew, Tybalt hates Montagues, so naturally, Romeo would fit the criteria. "I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montagues and thee," (I,i,60-61) His anger had finally boiled over when Romeo had attended the Capulet's ball. He had wanted to straighten him right then but the.