| Quote #10
Friar Laurence blames "chance," not himself, for the deaths of Romeo and Paris.
| Quote #11
When Juliet awakens and finds Romeo dead, the Friar tells Juliet that a "higher power" – either God or fate – has ruined their plans. Gosh. It seems like the Friar doesn't want to take any responsibility for the part he played in the couple's tragedy. After all, Friar Laurence (a grown man who ought to know better) is the one who came up with the idea for Juliet to drink the sleeping potion that would make everyone think she was dead. He's also the guy who helped facilitate the couple's secret marriage.