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Beginning the Academic Essay

As mentioned before, the Friar rushes into situations without thinking things through. His second unthought out mistake is his plan to fake Juliets death. The plan was Juliet fakes her death and she would be transported to the tombs and Friar would then help her escape to Mantua and reunited with Romeo. Friar Lawrence was to get the plan out, by letter, to Romeo so he would understand, except Romeo never got the letter. He rushed to Juliet’s tomb and killed himself. The Friar tells Juliet, “Shall Romeo by my letters know our drift, and hither shall he come: and he and I will watch thy waking, and that very night shall Romeo bear thee hence to Mantua.” (4.1.114-117). Had the Friar simply helped Juliet confront her parents and tell them she was already married to Romeo they both wouldn’t have died, sure maybe she would be disowned, but she wanted to be with Romeo anyway. Except he didn’t, he went along with it, without knowing if Romeo had known of the plan, because he rushed through the situation without thinking and didn’t think of downsides that could happen.

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