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There were several events and people who triggered the devastating end of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Laurence, both the Capulet and Montague households, and Juliet’s father were the main contributors,who drove a pair of star-crossed lovers to make the choices they did, which ultimately led to their deaths. Even though each and every one of us is responsible for the choices we make, we cannot ignorethat the people around us have a great influence over the decisions we make. Some people have such great influence over our lives that they will push us to make impulsive decisions that we don’t wantto take. The tragic end of Romeo and Juliet was because of the choices they made, but were impacted by other characters.

Friar Laurence was one of the most important characters that led tothe death of Romeo and Juliet. He firstly encouraged and supported these lovers to marry secretly, in hope that the long feud between the two households would end. He didn’t help the two thinkthoroughly about the decisions they were taking that would be difficult to hide later on in their lives. We also know, it was the friar himself who came up with the idea of Juliet taking the poison to fakeher own death. He knew things could go wrong but ignored them and gave Juliet what appeared to be an easy way out of her problems. This way, she wouldn’t marry Paris and could escape with Romeo later.Friar Laurence was only in charge then, of making sure that a letter explaining everything to Romeo was delivered, and he wasn’t able to do this right, even though it wasn’t his fault that friar Johnwas stopped from leaving Verona. If the letter had been taken to Romeo, he wouldn’t have thought Juliet was dead and the plan would have worked out.

The Capulets and Montagues also played apart in the decisions that Romeo and Juliet took. It was the long family feud between them and the constant demonizing of each other, which made the two lovers afraid of telling their families that...
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