Human fallibility, especially when triggered by desperate and urgent situations, is prone to ultimately beget destructive consequences. Humans are inherently imperfect and are predisposed to making myriad mistakes in their lives. William Shakespeare clearly confirms the notion about the faculty of human wrongness and its unfavorable implications in the play “Romeo and Juliet” in which lack of wisdom, experience, and responsibility, in addition to self-preservation are evident. Friar Lawrence plays vital roles in the hasten marriage, effects of drastic strategies, and subsequently the deaths of Romeo and Juliet which all lead the play to a tragedy. Incomplete and inadequate plans made by the inexperienced exacerbate and prolong pain, instead of lessening distress and hardship. Friar Lawrence developed an impractical and unrealistic method of faking Juliet’s death and left the matter to young, naive teenagers who were incapable of handing such adversities independently. Negligence of the uncontrollable variables accounts for one’s increase in the ‘errors’, relative to one’s degree of understanding and wisdom. Friar Lawrence relied on Friar John for delivering the letter with extensive importance without careful consideration of potential devastating consequences, as well as valid, possible alternative options. Self perseveration, one of the strongest and most vivid features of human nature, contributes to grief _____. Friar Lawrence ran away leaving Juliet in front of the dead body of Romeo in the vault, though he was aware of Juliet’s sudden urge for a regrettable decision. Friar Lawrence’s propensity for errors throughout the play elucidates that every human being, wether he is a paragon or mature adult, is subjected to fallibility.
Inaccurate judgement and illogical interpretation accompanied by undesirable repercussions are clearly demonstrated via instances of hasten marriage and trust in wrong, unreliable people. Despite Romeo’s impulsive and capricious behavior of his undying love and lust, Friar Lawrence agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet too easily without confirming the approval of either side of their parents and genuineness of their love. With the intention of his own self-interest to unite two feuding families and keep peace, Friar Lawrence did not take into account the apprehension of clandestine and impetuous marriage and the fact that the two lovers barely knew / had just met each other.