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How is Friar John responsible for Romeo and Juliet's death?

One could blame Friar John for Romeo and Juliet's deaths because he is unable to deliver Friar Lawrence's important letter to Romeo explaining Juliet's condition in the Capulet tomb. In act 5, scene 2, Friar John tells Friar Lawrence that he was not able to deliver the letter to Romeo in Mantua.

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In respect to this, how is Friar Lawrence responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet?

Friar Laurence was the most responsible for the deaths of both Romeo and Juliet. He makes his decisions too quickly without fully thinking them through. While others may have contributed, no one is more to blame than Friar Laurence. Because of his decisions, he caused Romeo and Juliet to die.

Additionally, what is the role of Friar John in Romeo and Juliet? As the seat of political power in Verona, he is concerned about maintaining the public peace at all costs. Friar John - A Franciscan friar charged by Friar Lawrence with taking the news of Juliet's false death to Romeo in Mantua. Friar John is held up in a quarantined house, and the message never reaches Romeo.

One may also ask, who is responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?

Friar Laurence continued to make things even worse by lying to Lord Capulet in helping Juliet fake her death. For all of these reasons Friar Laurence is indirectly responsible for their deaths. However, he is rightly pardoned by the Prince, because ultimately, their deaths are the fault of Lords Capulet and Montague.

What happened to Friar John?

Friar John replies that he was unable to deliver the letter because he was shut up in a quarantined house due to an outbreak of plague. Friar Lawrence becomes upset, realizing that if Romeo does not know about Juliet's false death, there will be no one to retrieve her from the tomb when she awakes.

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