Romeo and Juliet

Who is Responsible for the Death of Romeo and Juliet?

Friar Laurence is Responsible

Friar Laurence is mainly responsible in many ways for the death of Romeo and Juliet. One of those reasons is that Friar Laurence started all of this when he agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet in secret. He marries them in secret and says “Come, come with me and we will make short work; For, by your leaves, you shall not stay alone Till holy church incorporate two in one” (Act: II Scene: IV). If Friar Laurence wouldn’t have married them then there would not have been any reason for Juliet to fake her death and then there would be no reason for Romeo to die because he thinks that Juliet is dead. Another reason that Friar Laurence was mainly responsible is that he only made the problem worse by coming up with a “great plan” by giving juliet the potion to fake her death. This would have been a great plan if it had actually worked and Romeo knew that Juliet had faked her death. Friar is also kind of forcing her to “....Take thou this vial, being then in bed And this distilled liquor drink thou of When presently through all thy veins shall run A cold and drowsy humour for no pulse Shall keep his native progress but surcease” (Act: IV Scene: I ). If Friar Laurence wouldn’t have given Juliet the potion to drink then there would not be the death of both of them because Romeo would have no reason to kill himself then that would later lead to the death of Juliet.

Character Analysis- Friar Laurence

Friar Laurence was motivated to end the feud between the montages and the capitulates and he thought that the best way to end the feud would be to marry Romeo and Juliet "Romeo shall thank thee, daughter for us both"(Act II Scene VI). After this he thought the feud would settle down from there. It turns out that because of that the feud escalates even more. Friar Laurence also seems to think that he can resolve the problem by giving Juliet the potion to fake her death "take thou this vial being then in bed" (Act IV Scene I). This however complicated things even more because Romeo didn't even know that she had faked her death because Friar Laurence sent an unreliable messenger and the messenger doesn't get there on time so that leads to Romeo and Juliet both killing themselves "Romeo there dead husband to that of Juliet And she there dead was Romeo's faithful wife" (Act V Scene III).

What Movie Relates to Romeo and Juliet?

The Titanic Best Relates to Romeo and Juliet

The titanic best relates to the movie Romeo and Juliet because they are both about a story of 2 people that loved each other and then died because of a tragedy. Romeo and Juliet both died because of the feud between their two families. Rose and Jack both died because the titanic crashed into an iceberg. Romeo and Juliet is basically a reflection of the titanic the only differences are the back rounds, and the setting.