Who is to Blame?
By: Foster Huggins
Who is Responsible for the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet?
Even though Friar Laurence was trying to help, he is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. He came up with a risky plan that made it look like Juliet was really dead, and when Romeo found out, bad things happened. If he would have came up with a safer plan, this might not have happened. “Hold, daughter: I do spy a kind of hope, Which craves as desperate an execution” (Act: IV Scene: I ). If he would have came up with a different, safer plan, Romeo and Juliet may not have died. He also sent an untrustworthy messenger to deliver the note to Romeo that Juliet was still alive. “But he which bore my letter, Friar John, Was stay’d by accident, and yesternight Return’d my letter back” (Act: IV Scene: I ). The Friar did say he sent a speedy messenger, but later he would admit that he was not trustworthy. These are just a few reasons why Friar Laurence is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet.