Advice can be used for good intentions and can sometimes help a lot, but sometimes, if not thought of carefully, can make bad situations worse. A great example of this comes from the play The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. In this play, two young lovers named Romeo and Juliet belong to two feuding families, the Capulets and the Montagues. They are destined to live happily ever after, but their destiny is plagued by stupid decisions by an outside force. Friar Lawrence acts as the messenger between Romeo and Juliet. He thinks he may be helping them but really causes their catastrophic death.
In the beginning, Friar Lawrence decides to marry Romeo and Juliet. At first he is against it, but Romeo persuades him. Friar says, “ But come young waverer, come go with me. In one respect I’ll thy assaint be”. ( II.3.89-90). This is the first mistake in the chain that would later prove to be most important. If Friar does not agree to this, nothing bad could come from it. He should have thought this through and analyze the consequences before making this choice.
The next idiotic choice Friar Lawrence makes is convincing Juliet to take the poison that would put her into a deep sleep. He tells her to do this after Romeo is banished for killing Tybalt. The plan is to get Juliet into the Capulet tomb and for Romeo be notified and meet her there. This is yet another choice the Friar should have thought about before taking action. There are a lot of bad things that can come from this. The Friar says, “ And, If thou darest, I’ll give thee remedy”. (IV.1.76). The Friar should have never put her in a situation this.
The final decision that would seal their fate for good is when Friar Lawrence can’t notify Romeo about the plan. If he is notified none of the terrifying events would happen. Balthasar says, “ Her body sleeps in Capels’ monument”. (V.1.18). He tells Romeo Juliet has passed away. Sp Romeo purchases a poison to kill himself. He rides to the Capulet...