There is an old adage, “Proper planning prevents poor performance.” This was Friar Laurence’s fatal flaw. Due to Friar Laurence not having the forsight to be sure his plan for piece between the two families would work, he made the most distructive decisions. Although he thought that his choices would lead to the familes coming together. Friar Laurence’s indesicive and careless decisons led to the death of both Rome and Juliet. Throughout a discussion amid Romeo and Friar Laurence, Friar Laurence’s advice and the decisions he made were not the most favorable. Romeo reaches out for help from Friar Laurence when he proposes marriage to Juliet, asking him to marry the two obscurely. Friar’s thoughts about the situation regarding the marriage were originally that it was rushed. How men look with their eyes and not their hearts, coming to the idea that Romeo does not truly love Juliet as he may think he does. He states, “‘Is Rosaline, whom thou didst love so dear,/So soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies/Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes’” (2.3.66-68). Friar Laurence is trying to convince Romeo of the facts that he does not know what love really is. Romeo only believes that he is in love by the way his eyes are fooling his brain. When confronted with these theories, Romeo goes out of his way to try and get Friar Laurence to agree to marry him and Juliet. Through this, Friar Laurence starts to wonder if maybe this would be what solves the feud that the two
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Lois Kerschen, a college English professor stated, “...the love of Romeo and Juliet was too ideal to survive in this imperfect world, it would seem a shame to think of true, passionate love inevitably leading to a bad result”(Kerschen 1). “Thy love did read by rote and could not spell. But come, young waverer, come, go with me, in one respect I'll thy assistant be; for this alliance may so happy prove, to turn your households' rancour to pure love”(Act 3.2). Even though the Friar was trying to bring the two families together by marrying Romeo and Juliet, he should have known that it was going to bring stress to both Romeo and Juliet. He should not have encourage “forbidden
The Roles of Friar Lawrence and the Nurse in the Deaths of Romeo and Juliet
in order to unite the families; as in Act 2, Scene 6, when he marries
daughter of his enemy. When he finds out in the party that Juliet is a
Even though numerous characters in the play contributed to the death of Romeo and Juliet, Friar Laurence’s irresponsibility and lack of recognition makes him most to blame. To begin, Romeo proposes the idea about marring Juliet, a member of the Capulet Family by telling Friar Laurence “Then plainly know my heart's dear love is set on the fair daughter of rich Capulet (2.3.57-58). Romeo has completely forgotten about Rosaline, and now has focused his love onto Juliet. The Friar agrees with Romeo. Friar Laurence's decision is irresponsible because he agrees with the idea of members of opposite noble families being married. By marrying Romeo and Juliet, Friar is acting like Lord
Act II iii Romeo and Friar Laurence It is early in the morning and Friar Laurence is picking flowers and herbs. Friar Laurence explains how the gray-eyes morning is smiling on the frowning night. Darkness, the night, is like drunk men getting out of the way of Titan's wheels of fire. (Titan Sun God) Friar Laurence says that he must fill up his osier basket (a basket made from willow or dogwood tree sticks) with weeds and flowers before the sun gets warm and burns off the morning dew (wetness).
“My only love sprung from my only hate.”- Juliet. The genre of this play is romantic and irony. The writer was William Shakespeare, he has wrote multiple stories. The play is set up in Verona, Italy. It is set around two families, the Capulets and the Montagues, both families have raging hate for each other. At one point though the son and daughter of the families fell in love. They both knew that it wouldn't last though so they got married right away. Romeo did something awful and was banished from the city. Juliet found out and took a potion,and faked her death to run away with him, but Romeo didn't know so he killed himself too. Once Juliet awoke she killed herself because her beloved Romeo was dead. Friar Lawrence and the long standing family feud are responsible for their death.
FRIAR LAURENCE3Romeo & Juliet: Friar LaurenceThe play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare carries a resounding theme of love.The theme of a play is defined as the underlying message or ‘big idea,’ the critical belief theauthor is trying to convey (Notari). This play is known as one of the greatest love stories of alltime. It conveys passion, love, loyalty and the violence that can surround a forbidden love; a lovethat was helped along by the secondary character I have chosen, Friar Laurence. Secondarycharacters as the only religious character in the play he was responsible for marrying Romeo andJuliet, giving them advice, sneaking them to see each other and he also provided the sleepingpotion to them. Without Friar Laurence the play would have had a very different outcome. I would say the biggest affect Friar Laurence had on the outcome of the play was thepotion he gave to
When Romeo first lays eyes on the stunning Juliet at Capulet’s party, he claims that she is the love of his life even though he has only seen her for a swift moment and has not actually talked to her yet. This shows that Friar Lawrence’s statement, “Young men’s love then lies not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.” (2.3.71-72) is, in fact, correct. What Friar Lawrence meant was, Romeo was acting quite hasty in consideration
Oh my dear Juliet, how could you leave me so satisfied this night by filling my heart with love and hope. Your beauty is as if formed by God himself, such perfection that neither the sun nor moon could ever compare, not even together. You brought light into my dark life, you are my angel, my savior, my everything, that such words are insufficient to describe my gratitude. The excitement that I feel every time I see you, is so huge that even Venus would be jealous because she doesn’t have this type of love; passionate, truthful, sensitive, and so bright that it could be confused by a galaxy star.
Imagine yourself in the Elizabethan era. You want to marry the man/woman that you love but cannot due to the fact that your families have a deep hatred for each other. So you turn to the man that you have trusted for a very long time, who helps you in or out of any situation, but this time makes all the wrong decisions just when you need him to make the right ones, thus he endangers your relationship with your new husband/wife and even your lives. Good afternoon/morning students, teachers and judges. I have investigated the various possible causes of the tragic death of the lovers in William Shakespeare’s, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and have been given the task of determining the cause of death, not only what killed them but who. The person I believe
When Romeo and Juliet finally get to see each other again later on that night, they both find that they love each other and want to get married that day after; Romeos sudden change of love interest was acknowledged by friar Laurence, a Franciscan priest, when Romeo had asked him to assist his wedding. When friar finds out about Romeos sudden love change, he tells him, “Is Rosaline that thou didst love so dear, so soon forsaken? Young men’s love then lies not truly in their heart, but in their eyes. " What friar is saying is that Romeo didn’t fall in love with Juliet because of her heart but for her looks. Because of Romeos inability to know what or who he wants, he’s not mature enough to get married or
David was not the only artist to be fascinated and inspired by historic suicides. Suicide is not an uncommon subject of paintings, or any of the arts for that matter. On the contrary, suicide can be glorified to a certain extent, in the way that a novel or film can romanticize the act without the brutality or consequences being addressed. Suicide can appear heroic in the face of a evil. It can appear to be a triumphant escape from a cruel world. Suicide can even look romantic when portrayed as the conclusion to a love story, like in Romeo and Juliet, a masterpiece by the beloved William Shakespeare. Death itself is dramatic, but there is something more to beyond the gruesome or romantic aspects of death, particularly when it comes to suicide. The Death of Socrates manages to grip the viewer with its dramatic climax to death, yet saying something more with it 's imagery.
In William Shakespeare’s, classic play, Romeo and Juliet, a young girl, Juliet, has fallen in love with a boy from a feuding family, Romeo. Friar Laurence, the priest, has married them against the rules. Juliet’s cousin, Tybalt starts a fight with Romeo and Romeo kills Tybalt. Romeo, in hysteria and distress goes searching for Friar Laurence’s advice, since the Friar is the only one who knows about the marriage besides the Nurse, Romeo and Juliet. In Scene 3 of Act 3, Friar Laurence’s speech reveals many of Romeo’s character flaws.
Romeo was a young man who lived in Verona, Italy. He was an intelligent, good-looking, and sensitive boy. Also, Romeo was the son and heir of the Montague family. As a young boy, Romeo fell in love with a noble girl named Rosaline that did not love him back. Romeo was sad about it, but decided to go to the Capulet Party with Mercutio. Romeo meet Juliet at the Capulet Party. After that, Romeo fell deeply in love with Juliet, but could not be together since their families were enemies. However, Romeo and Juliet decided to run away to be together with the help of Friar Lawrence. Because of a letter, failed to get to Romeo about Juliet’s plan, he believed that Juliet was really dead as he saw her in her casket, not able to believe she died. Romeo