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Essay On Friar Lawrence In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet is a love story that factored around three key elements of the play that led to

the tragic death of two star crossed lovers, in my opinion their families played a major part in

their untimely death. Although Romeo and Juliet came from families that didn’t get along,

Romeo loved Juliet more than he loved his family much less himself. He was willing to give up

everything just to be with Juliet.

Not knowing that Romeo is watching her, Juliet calls out for Romeo on her balcony:

Juliet: O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?

Deny thy father and refuse thy name; or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,

And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.

Juliet believes that their love goes beyond their family names, and truly wishes that their families

did
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He shared the same view of the Lady. It would be best for Juliet to marry Paris. They

want to disown Juliet when she refused to marry Paris. They even threatened to throw her out in

the streets. Her parents by all means were unsupportive but most of all uncaring.

Juliet goes to the one person she thinks would be of some help to her in this terrible dilemma

her chosen person would be Friar Laurence. After some convincing the Friar agrees and weds

both Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet celebrate their marriage the night before he has to

leave. When Juliet returns home she sees that her parents are making wedding plans for her and

County Paris. Juliet tells her parents that she will marry Paris. Her family decides to move the

wedding to a day earlier. With the sudden change in plans Juliet takes the sleep potion that night.

With Juliet taking the sleep potion early the Friar is unable to get the message to Romeo. Juliet’s

seemly lifeless body is placed in the Capulet family tomb.

Romeo now gets the news that his beloved Juliet has died, so distraught he decides to buy

poison for himself. When he sees Juliet, Paris and Romeo fight and Paris is
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