Written by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet is a tragic love story. In the story Romeo and Juliet (William shakespeare), the Friar played a major role. He was a trusted friend and advisor that gave misguided advice. In the end, the misguided advice ended up with two people committing suicide, and four other deaths. So, in this paper, I will be trying to show the Friar’s role in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare). The Friar’s connection to Romeo and Juliet is what eventually led to their death. Romeo and Juliet found the Friar to be trustworthy, so they went to him for help. When they were getting married, they went to get the advice from the Friar. They also went to him instead of another Friar, which means they trusted him more than the other Friars. Romeo goes to the Friar also when he killed Tybalt, instead of going to his mother or father. Another time is when Juliet goes to the Friar when she doesn’t want to marry Paris. She did go to her parents and nurse first, but she didn’t push hard enough to say that she didn’t want to marry Paris. Because of what Romeo and Juliet did, it must mean that they trust the Friar if they follow his advice. Romeo and Juliet listened to the Friar because they found him to be knowledgeable. When Romeo is exiled, he goes to the Friar for advice instead of his own parents. Then, he followed the advice, which shows he thought the Friar had knowledge because you do not do what someone says to if you they are stupid. Another time is when Juliet faked her death. You only do plans from someone that you think has knowledge. Romeo and Juliet found the Friar to be honest, so they believed what he said. Juliet took the potion because she believed the Friar. Romeo goes to Mantua believing what the Friar said. Romeo and Juliet think the Friar is honest so much, they take large risks because it is in his plan. As you can see, Romeo and Juliet both relied too greatly on the Friar’s advice since he was trustworthy, smart, and honest. The Friar was at fault for the tragic ending. The Friar’s intentions were good, but his ideas were not well thought out. The Friar did not consider the letter not making it to Romeo. The Friar marrying the couple secretly would not end the feud, and may even make it worse. Because of that, if the Friar thought out the plans more, there may have been fewer or no mistakes. The Friar took on the parental role instead of getting the parents involved. He encouraged Juliet to lie about marrying Paris. The Friar also gave advice to Romeo and Juliet about getting married instead of getting their parents involved. Because of that, there may have been no problems if the friar did not take on the parental role. The Friar used his intelligence to create a potion to make Juliet appear to be dead. The Friar could have encouraged Juliet to tell her parents that she did not want to marry Paris instead of making the potion. The Friar should not have created a potion anyways to get someone out of a wedding just because they do not like it. So as you can see, the Friar, even though he was intelligent and had good intentions, overstepped his boundaries and was taking on the parental role. The Friar could have done things differently to prevent the tragic ending.. The Friar could have been less encouraging about Romeo and Juliet getting married. The Friar should have told Romeo and Juliet that he would not marry them. The Friar should have also told Romeo and Juliet to talk to their parents about their feelings. The Friar did not give or receive anything that Romeo’s nor Juliet’s parents knew what they were doing. The Friar should not have kept any of the secrets of Romeo and Juliet, especially getting married. The Friar could have told the parents of Romeo and Juliet if not making it public, which could have ended the feud. The reason is the Friar and the other Friars should not keep somebody’s secret, especially from their parents. The Friar could have thought more about his plans and what could go wrong. He should have had a secondary plan in case the letter did not make it to Romeo. This is proven because if you just have one plan, things can go wrong. The Friar could not have made the poison. Romeo would have not thought Juliet is dead. Even if the person agreed to the potion, you still should not create a potion that makes the person appear to be dead even if they want to get out of something because that effects everyone else. Based on the effects from the actions of the Friar, if the Friar had done things differently, there may have been a better end to Romeo and Juliet. In this essay, I was trying to point out the Friar’s role in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare). The Friar’s connection to Romeo and Juliet is what eventually led to their death. The Friar was at fault for the tragic ending. The Friar could have done things differently to prevent the tragic ending. So, as you can see, the Friar had a major role in Romeo and Juliet (William Shakespeare). The story may have not been as tragic if the Friar had did things differently. So, there are people with good intentions that give bad advice which leads to consequences.