Romeo and Juliet

by: Sydnee Smith

The person who is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is Friar Laurence because he gave Juliet the potion that was going to make her sleep for 42 hours and it was supposed to make her look dead so she didn't have to marry Paris. In the play "Romeo and Juliet" it states, "Tomorrow night looks that thou lie alone; Let not thy nurse lie with thee in thy chamber; Take thou this vial being then in bed and this distilled liquor drink thou off"(Shakespeare Act IV Scene I). If Friar Laurence hadn't given Juliet the potion to make her look dead then Romeo wouldn't have gone to the vault to go see her and he wouldn't have killed himself. If Friar Laurence didn't participate in helping Juliet fake her death then Romeo wouldn't have killed himself when he went to go see Juliet in the vault and then Juliet wouldn't have killed herself when she saw Romeo dead. In the play "Romeo and Juliet" it states, "Friar tries to get Juliet to run with him, but she sees Romeo lying on the floor and refuses to leave. Realizing Romeo had killed himself with poison, but leaving none for her to follow him, she takes his dagger and kills herself before the guards reach the vault"(Shakespeare Act V Scene III). Friar Laurence helped Juliet fake her death so she wouldn't have to marry Paris, but when Romeo went to go see her in the vault he killed himself with poison and then when Juliet woke up she saw Romeo dead and killed herself. The person responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet is Friar Laurence.
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The Notebook

In the movie The Notebook character's Noah and Allie fall in love, but her parents don't approve. When Noah goes off to serve in World War II it seems to mark the end of their love affair. I chose this movie to resemble what happens in Romeo and Juliet because both couples fall in love with one another, but their family doesn't approve of them being together so it causes things to happen in their relationship such as Juliet has to marry Paris and then in the Notebook when Noah comes back for the war Allie is about to marry Lon Hammond.