Romeo and Juliet

The classic play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a tragedy that ends with the death of both of the main characters. The character most responsible for the killings is Friar Laurence. There are many reasons why he can be blamed for the tragedy. At first he seemed to be the adult that was most trustworthy and able to guide the young couple in the correct path.   However as the story unfolds, his role becomes more complicated.   Friar Laurence can be blamed for this tragedy by marrying Romeo and Juliet, keeping the marriage private, and planning to get Romeo and Juliet back together.
Friar Laurence can be blamed for the tragedy is marrying Romeo and Juliet and keeping the marriage a secret. He did this so the Montagues and the Capulets would get along for once.   Friar Laurence wanted to believe that the marriage would bring the two families together.   “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancer to pure love.”   (Shakespeare 46)   The marriage caused Mercutio to be killed by Tybalt.   Romeo was secretly married to Juliet and because Tybalt was Juliet’s cousin, Romeo now considered him family. “Tybalt, the reason that I have to love thee Doth much excuse the appertaining rage.” (Shakespeare 61).   He did not want to engage a fight with Tybalt. Mercutio, unaware of the marriage and a good friend of Romeo, cannot tolerate Tybalt and fights him himself.   After Mercutio is killed by Tybalt, Romeo now feels guilt for not fighting Tybalt himself. When Tybalt reappears, Romeo fights and kills Tybalt.   “Romeo slew him, he slew Mercutio. Who now the price of his dear blood doth owe?” (Shakespeare 65). Romeo was banished from the city, where he fled to Friar Laurence.  
Another way Friar Laurence can be blamed for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, was his poorly and risky devised plan to fake the death of Juliet.   To stop the impeding marriage of Juliet to Paris, Friar Laurence quickly devises his plan.   Juliet...