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.