The Nurse and Friar Laurence are kind but powerless characters who inadvertently contribute to the tragic ends of Romeo and Juliet. The Nurse is ignorant and unthinking as she enjoys and sets up the secret marriage, but she does not think about the consequences or take responsibility for them. The Nurse helps Juliet to marry Romeo when the Nurse knows it is forbidden. The Friar is wise and insightful when he marries Romeo and Juliet,
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help, the Nurse and Friar Laurence help cause the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet. They help cause their deaths in different ways. The Nurse does not think about what will happen when she helps them marry, and does not help Juliet or take responsibility after the marriage. Friar Laurence is very careful before the marriage, and tries his best to help after the marriage, but it is not enough. His plans actually hurt them.