Who Was Responsible For Romeo And Juliet's Death

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Romeo and Juliet have all you need in a play, teenage romance, comedy, and death. At the end of Romeo and Juliet, they kill themselves. The people who are most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet are the illiterate serving man, Friar Lawrence, and the mailing failure.
The first person who is more responsible for Romeo and Juliet’s death is the serving man. If the servingman knew how to read, he would not have had to ask Romeo and his friends to tell him who the envelopes were addressed to. Then he would not have thanked them with an invitation and without an invitation, they would not have been able to attend the party. The serving-man references the party when he says, “Now I’ll tell you without asking. My master is the great rich Capulet, and, if you be not the house of Montagues, I pray come and crush a cup of wine” (1.2 85-89). If they had never been invited none of this would have happened.
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He gave Juliet a potion when she desperately came to him for advice, threatening to kill herself, about the mess with Paris. He told her what the potion would do by saying, “Take thou this vial, being then in bed, and this distilling liquor drink thou off; when presently through all thy veins shall run a cold and drowsy humor; for no pulse shall keep his native progress but surcease.” (4.1 95-99) Friar Lawrence tells Juliet that the potion will make her look like she’s dead, she will be pale and cold. It will last for 48 hours and then she will wake up. If Juliet hadn’t gotten the potion, she wouldn’t have taken the potion. Also, if Friar Lawrence had just used common sense and didn’t try to make the plan all fancy and complicated, their story might have ended