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Romeo and Juliet Throughout the classic story of Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare suggests that other characters actions held them responsible for the tragedy of Romeo and Juliets deaths Without the unintentional mistakes made by Friar Laurence or the irrational and harsh behavior of Tybalt and Lord and Lady Capulet Romeo and Juliet would not have lead themselves into suicide Therefore they all made themselves accountable for this tragedy Friar Laurences decisions and actions even though made with the best intentions has disastrous consequences for Romeo and Juliet Friar only wants for the Capulet and Montague households to get along and be at peace For this alliance may so happy proveto turn your households rancor into pure love he says when he contemplates whether or not to marry Romeo and Juliet II iv 91-92 However he marries them with good reason it causes much trouble for the lovers down the road Friars first unfortunate mistake was helping Juliet fake her death If rather than to marry Count Paris Thou hast the strength of will to slay thyself Then it is likely thou wilt undertake A thing like death to chide away this shame That copst with death himself to scape from it And if thou darest Ill give thee remedy IV i 71-76 Here Friar is offering Juliet a remedy to rid her from her commitment to marry Paris Because of the White 2 sleeping potion that he gave her she is able to fool her family by faking her death However she also fools Romeo into thinking she died which causes him to commit suicide leading to her suicide also If Friar had never proposed for Juliet to take the potion they would have never died This fault leads him directly to another mistake he makes when trying to help Romeo and Juliet with their plan After sending Juliet off to drink the potion Friar again is at fault for another
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