It was Friar Laurence unwise ND irrational choices that brought Romeo and Juliet to the ground or to the afterlife or to the other side. Friar Laurence is greeted by Romeo at his cell. Romeo tells him about his wanting Of a marriage with Juliet but Friar Laurence will have none of it until he realizes that this may be able “to turn [their] households’ rancho to pure love. ” (II, iii, 95) Friar Laurence, in his own mind, pictures the marriage of Romeo and Juliet bringing both feuding families together as one. Friar Laurence should not have gone along with Romeos idea of marriage without consulting both families first.
His unwise decision caused the feud between both families to become greater. As Juliet told Friar Laurence that she would rather die than to marry county Paris, a plan emerged inside of the Friar’s head. He told Juliet to go home and give consent to marry Paris. He then told her to “take thou this vial, being then in bed, and this distilled liquor drink thou off… ” (IV. I. 94 – 94) Friar Laurence came up with a very risky plan that if not executed exactly as said, would fail. He should not have made this plan if he was not one hundred percent sure it would succeed.
Since the letter failed to reach Romeo in Mantra, Romeo and Juliet died because Friar Laurence could not execute his plan. His poor and unwise decisions led to the deaths of the two star crossed lovers. The second person to blame for Romeo and Juliet death is not a person at all. It is but the strong love that both Romeo and Juliet have for one another. When Romeo hears of Gullet’s death, he goes to an apothecary where he asks for “a dram of poison… [that] will disperse itself through all the veins… [the] taker may fall dead (V, l, 62 – 65) Romeo, so overwhelmed by Gullet’s death, iris reaction was to go buy poison to kill himself.
His love for Juliet rushed him into making the wrong decision. Without even trying to confirm this news with Friar Laurence first, he immediately believes his servant, Blathers and makes a terrible choice in the name of love. After Romeo kills himself, Juliet wakes up from her long sleep. She sees that Romeo is dead and cannot stand the thought of not being with him, so Juliet tries to kill herself. She hears noises approaching and whispers, “Yea, noise? Then I’ll be brief. O happy dagger! This is thy sheath; there rust, and let me die. V, iii, 174- 175) Juliet was so devastated by Romeos death causing her to see no other way to handle the situation. She tried two different methods of killing herself until she stabbed herself in the heart. Her love was so strong, that it caused her to make three bad choices. But she was so deep inside of this love, that she saw no way out besides suicide. Romeo and Gullet’s everlasting love for one another eventually ended up killing them. Although many played a role in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence poor and untimely choices and the love of Romeo and Juliet were he two main reasons why Romeo and Juliet perished.
If it wasn’t for Friar Laurence failed plan, Romeo would have received the letter at Mantra containing the information about the plan. This would have worked and Romeo and Juliet would have been able to be with each other. If Romeo and Gullet’s love for one another wasn’t so deep, they would have realized the poor decisions they were choosing and not have chosen them. Sadly, Friar Laurence plan did fail and Romeo and Gullet’s love for each other was too strong which ended up leading to the deaths of the star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet.