Romeo and Juliet
By: Mitchel Brinkman
Friar Laurence, The Killer
Friar Laurence is to blame for the death of Romeo and juliet because of his poor choices. Romeo and Juliet went to Friar Laurence and he married them when he knew that their families hated each other and after Romeo killed tybalt, he still tried to get Romeo back to Verona to get Juliet. Friar Laurence first off married them when their families fought which was like a death sentence. “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” - Friar Laurence(2.4,35-37). The quote shows Friar Laurence marrying Romeo and Juliet when he knew that if anyone found out, he would most likely die. Friar Laurence gave Juliet a potion that was suppose to put her to sleep for 48 hours and make her look dead and then tried to send Romeo a letter on time to get to Verona and retrieve Juliet which was like a suicide mission.”Take thou this vial, being then in bed, and this distilled liquor drink thou off”- Friar Laurence(4.1,93&94). This quote shows Friar Laurence handing Juliet a potion that is suppose to put her to sleep for 48 hours and make her look dead and have her unresponsive then trying to get Romeo to come to Verona to retrieve Juliet. All of this information show that Friar Laurence is clearly the one to blame for the death of Romeo and Juliet.
Romeo is a romantic and a caring person. Juliet is what drives him to stay alive and protect her.He put his life on the line to go get Juliet from Verona. In the story, you can tell Romeo is a romantic. as soon as he saw Juliet, he knew he was in love. In the play, friar laurence sends Romeo to get juliet from the vault so he can get her and they can run away together. Romeo also married Juliet even though he know if anyone finds out he will die. Romeo even drank a potion because he knew Juliet was dead and he knew he couldnt live without her.