Romeo & Juliet

By: Sophia Phelps

IS Friar Lawrence responsible?

Even though Juliet drank the sleeping potion/stabbed herself, and Romeo drank the poison, Friar Lawrence can still be considered selfish for not taking care of the situation responsibly. Friar Lawrence overlooked the situation and made it seem like everything would work out perfectly, when in reality, there was a LOT that could go wrong. "In one respect I'll thy assistant be; For this alliance may so happy prove, to turn your households' rancour to pure love. O, let us hence; I stand on sudden haste.." (II, III). Friar knew that this marriage COULD end the feud between the Montague's and the Capulet's, but he also knew that that might NOT be a possibility. For Romeo's sake, he felt bad that he was so sure of Juliet, and wanted him to be comfortably in love as soon as possible, and immediately married the two. Juliet was panicking about having to marry Paris, and while doing so, she was ranting to Friar Lawrence about it all. But, leave it to him to save the day. He told Juliet exactly what to do, and how to do it, in hopes of the situation ending up as "Romeo & Juliet". "Hold, daughter: I do spy a kind of hope, which craves as desperate an execution. As that is desperate which we would prevent. If, rather than to marry County Paris, thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself... I'll give the remedy" (IV, I). Juliet being her "hopeless romantic" self, she absolutely and completely believed in and trusted his word. She loved Romeo and would do ANYTHING to make sure she ended up marrying him.
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Some people feel obligations in life. As did Donkey; the obligation to fix Fiona and Shrek's relationship. Sometimes when two people in life are too much of one thing, one person can soften the two up to a certain extent, they learn about each other, and come out better than before.


Friar Laurance gave Juliet a vial

His messenger failed to deliver Romeo's file

He caused their death

Might have even done so to Beth

This ended the feud

And put their families in a better mood

After the ending of the feud, it let the families remain more humble. Knowing that Friar Lawrence did it, caused tension between the two sides, but also gentleness for the sake that both Montague's AND Capulets ONLY children, have passed.