Transcript of Why it was NOT Friar's fault that everyone in Romeo and Juliet died.
Why it's not Friar's fault: Friar gave Juliet the idea to fake her own death, but only because she was threatening to commit suicide. Friar even took the precaution of sending a note to Romeo, because he knew what Romeo would do if he thought Juliet was dead. Friar Lawrence gave the note to Friar John... ...Who failed to give the note to Romeo... ...Because of the Black Plague. Friar Lawrence tried to stop Romeo, but didn't get to the tomb on time, which doesn't make Friar guilty. When Friar was too late, he knew Juliet would kill herself when she found out Romeo had killed himself. He tried to get Juliet to leave the tomb, but she wouldn't listen, so he left, and she killed herself when he wasn't in the tomb. Friar was slightly responsible for Romeo and Juliet's deaths, but it was their choice; he didn't tell them to kill themselves. There were also other deaths that Friar had nothing to do with. For example, the cause of Mercutio's death was the feud. Tybalt and Mercutio got mad at each other and were sworn enemies because of... Then, Romeo avenged his friend Mercutio by killing Tybalt. Romeo got himself banished because of that... ...Which had nothing to do with Friar. Romeo's mother was so heartbroken that her son was banished that she died of a heart attack. Friar agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet in the first place because he hoped it might end... The Feud. ...which their PARENTS should have ended.See the full transcript