In Romeo and Juliet I think Friar Lawrence is at fault for the deaths of the star-crossed lovers. Firstly, Friar Lawrence gave some bad advice to Romeo and Juliet and led them down the wrong paths. They were both young and moved very fast, but Friar Lawrence did not hesitate to give them advice.
Romeo loved with his eyes ;instead, of his heart; Friar Lawrence can see this and decides to say “So soon forsaken? Young men’s love, then lies. Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes” (2.3.
67-68). He saw that Romeo could move on to another, but he questioned Romeo’s true intentions and decides to help which made Romeo started to grow confident knowing Friar Lawrence was going to be there for him.Furthermore, Friar Lawrence doubted Romeo from the start, but he allowed them to get married in hopes of bringing their families together. However, he wedded them for the wrong reasons, and he shouldn’t have involved himself in family matters. “So smile the heavens upon this holy act. That after-hours with sorrow chide us not.” (2.
6.1-2). Marriage wasn’t a good choice when Juliet had already been set to marry another, so they both started to grow desperate for each other. Friar Lawrence did not think any of these plans fully through, the thought of life after marriage didn’t seem to occur to him and didn’t think about the wedding that was coming up would put a stop to the two.Lastly, Friar Lawrence decided to design a plan that was only destined for failure when Juliet saw Friar Lawrence after the banishment of Romeo she threatened him with suicide that’s when Friar Lawrence resolved this issue by saying “Hold, daughter.
I do spy a kind of hope, Which craves as desperate an execution As that is desperate, which we would prevent.” (4.1.
68-70) which also led him to create a plan that met Juliet’s satisfaction. Friar Lawrence should’ve known that Juliet’s idea to sacrifice herself was just acts of confusion and was wrong to suggest the faking of her death. He confused a teenager into lying to her parents, like everyone else he knew only little about their relationship and acted more as a friend whether than a guardian. He made Juliet feel safe because he supported their relationship, but in the end it did in fact help stop the feud between the Montagues and the Capulets.