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R n J Essay Characters In Romeo And Juliet Philosophical Science

 
Mrudula Vysyaraju
3/24/11
Period 2
Romeo and Juliet Essay
Death, a subject of complexity and controversy, poses numerous uncertainties for the whole
composition of that situation. Shakespeare’s novel, Romeo and Juliet, illustrates how formidable
situations encompassed with misconceptions form a sense of ambiguity. This novel contains vari-
ous tragic occurrences in which the responsibility of each character is not clearly defined. Romeo
and Juliet’s deaths create doubts and questions regarding who was really responsible. In this situa-
tion, Friar Lawrence is the questionable candidate, but this assumption that he is responsible for 
their deaths is ludicrous, for he is not the one making the decision, he is supporting for the greater 
good with su
porting ideals, and he made rational decisions considering the complexity of the situ-
ation itself.
Friar Lawrence is simply a supporting bystander. He identifies the depth of their love and
did warn them about the many consequences of their decisions. Friar Lawrence explains to the
couple that, “These violent delights have violent ends / And in triumph die, like fire and powder /
Which, as they kiss, consume. The sweetest honey / Is loathsome in his own deliciousness / And in
the taste confounds the appetite. / Therefore love moderately. Long love doth so. / Too swift arrives
as too slow.” (II, VI, 9-15) Romeo and Juliet ultimately make the decision regarding what leads
them to their bitter fate. Friar Lawrence’s intervention does not make him mentally or physically