Two Deaths

By Caleb Wright

Two Deaths


When Friar Laurence gave the potion to Juliet I automatically knew he was responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Laurence admitted that he was the one to give Juliet the potion. “Then gave I her, so tutor’d by my art, A sleeping potion; which so took effect as intended, for it wrought on her” (Act:5 Scene:3) When Friar Laurence wrote the letter to Romeo the letter was not delivered fast enough, so Romeo thought Juliet was dead. On the way to the vault Romeo bought a potion to kill himself after saying his goodbyes to Juliet. Romeo gave Balthezar a letter and here he wrote, “And here he writes that he did buy a poison of a poor ‘pothecary, and therewithal came to this vault to die, and lie with Juliet” (Act:5 Scene:3) Therefore, if Friar Laurence was not to give Juliet a potion neither her or Romeo would be dead.