Star Crossed Lovers Doomed by Who?
Friar Lawrence and the nurse are the cause for the death of Romeo and Juliet. This is because the Friar and Nurse should’ve been responsible and told the parents about what was going on. Friar Lawrence married Romeo and Juliet without letting the parents know and should’ve been more responsible because he thought it would end the feud. Friar claimed that: “in one respect i’ll thy assistant be; for this alliance may so happy prove, To turn your households’ rancour to pure love”(2.3.90-92). The marriage is going to fix the argument between the Montagues and Capulets, but will end up disastrous. The nurse is going to help Juliet by telling her where to go and not tell the parents about the wedding. The Nurse informs Juliet:”Then hie you hence to Friar Lawrence’s cell; There stays a husband to make you a wife”(2.5.1-2). The nurse is telling Juliet and not the parents that she is getting married. In the end, the Friar and Nurse should have been more responsible and knowledgeable about what would happen.