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Character Analysis Of Friar Lawrence In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Imagine if you were a Friar in a holy church that married two children of families that are enemies. In about a few days they take their own lives in the tomb. Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare was in this position. He had seen them be one in life, and now in death. There can be reasons for most people in the story for killing the two lovers. Romeo is a very impulsive teenager and gets into trouble a couple of times in the story. Romeo changes his mind on what he likes. “Were you with Rosaline?” Friar Laurence asks “With Rosaline, father? No. I forgotten all about her.”-Romeo states back (act 2, scene 2. This evidence shows that he changes what he likes. Romeo didn’t want to ever leave Juliet. Romeo jumps into his enemy’s back yard/…show more content…
Friar Laurence gives the letter to Friar John to deliver to Romeo in Mantua. Friar Laurence states to Juliet “Meanwhile, I’ll send a message to Romeo. He will come here, and I will be there when you awake”- Friar Laurence (Act 4, scene 1). Friar John was Irresponsible and shouldn’t have went to get another brother to help him. Friar John states to Friar Laurence “I never made it to Mantua. I went to ask another brother to go with me. He was visiting the sick when I found him, the health officers thought we were in a house infected by the plague”- Friar John (Act 5, scene 2). All and all, Friar Laurence and Friar John are the most responsible for the two lover’s deaths.
There are reasons for some people to kill the two lovers. Romeo was very impulsive and always changes his mind on what/ who he likes or will do. This is significant because he didn’t want to fight Tybalt then he did fight him after Tybalt killed Mercutio. The potion helped Juliet at first, but Romeo thought she was dead. Romeo kills himself in the tomb next to her “dead” body. The letter was never given to Romeo so he decided to buy poison in Mantua and kill himself next to
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