In Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” Friar Lawrence is the one to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s tragedy

In Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” Friar Lawrence is the one to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s tragedy. Romeo and Juliet’s love is forbidden due to an ancient grudge between their families. Romeo and Juliet rushed into their marriage too quickly and Friar Lawrence didn’t do the mature thing and stop them. He only encouraged their young love to try and get the two families together. When he tried to get them back together, he gave Juliet a hazardous potion and failed to let Romeo know she wasn’t dead. Friar Lawrence made poor choices from the start to the end of the story with ultimately resulted in Romeo and Juliet’s death.
Friar Lawrence first poor decision was to marry Romeo and Juliet. At first, he hesitated because he though Romeo was too young to know what love was. He supported the two to get married in secret instead of confronting their parents. He and the Nurse didn’t do the mature thing and stop them from getting married. It wasn’t the Nurse’s fault because she wasn’t the one that married them. Although it wasn’t illegal too marry Romeo and Juliet, it was wrong to do it in secret.
Friar’s second poor decision was to fake Juliet’s death. Friar Lawrence gave Juliet a sleeping potion that would make her appear dead for 42 hours. He sent a letter to Romeo telling him about the plan but, Friar Lawrence was unable to get the letter to. Friar Lawrence went to Juliet’s tomb but didn’t make it in time. Romeo didn’t know Juliet was dead and killed himself. The plan went amiss and resulted in Juliet’s suicide. Friar Lawrence left Juliet when she needed him the most. Romeo was dead, and she was having suicidal thoughts.