Monday, March 18, 2019

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet - Friar Laurence Essay -- Romeo Juliet

Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet - Friar LaurenceFriar Laurence plays a most intriguing role in Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet. He is a priest, and a friend to Romeo. With the absence of Montague parental scenes, Friar Laurence also becomes corresponding a surrogate father to Romeo. Romeo seeks him out to marry him and Juliet, obviously assuming that the friar would without parental permission. The friar greets him and addresses Romeos past bask. He redden tells Romeo that he mistook what he felt for Rosaline as passion when it was not, and therefore not be too haste, They stumble that run fast (2.2.94). Therefore, not only has Romeo discussed matters of the boldness with the friar, but also the friar himself feels in the position to be sufficient to speak with Romeo on a more personal level. Friar Laurence doubts Romeos professed love to Juliet and compares it to what Romeo himself swore he felt for Rosaline, Young mens love then lies/ non truly in their hearts, but in their ey es (2.2.67-8). Bluntly, yet fatherly, he corrects Romeos claim of love by reading (in reference to Rosaline), For doting, not for loving, student mine (2.2.82). Still, he agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet without thinking twice. In fact, his greater preoccupation is not whether or not they truly do love from each one other, but how their love could end the feud between their families, as he states, For this alliance may so happy prove/ To turn your households acerbity to pure love (2.2.91-2). Friar Laurence also doubts Juliets love for Romeo. Before she even enters the scene the Friar notes that moderate love is best because it does not enkindle or become consumed by itself as a rash love would (2.5.10-15). Ironically enough Juliet enters the scene somewhat fast (... ...ave to face province for his death. Thus, he leaves Juliet alone in a vault filled with of a sudden ancestors, as well as recently dead Romeo and Paris, and she kills herself. This is not say that Friar Laure nce does not feel responsible for Romeo and Juliets deaths, he recounts his tale to the Prince and advance his life as a sacrifice if their deaths are his fault (5.3.228-68). In every step of deceiving Romeo and Juliets parents, the government, and everyone who thought Juliet to be dead, Friar Laurence was attempting to end a great feud between two families, help Juliet keep her conjugation vows (by helping her out of marrying Paris), keeping Juliet alive, keeping Romeo safe from imprisonment or death, and ultimately, protecting the lovers love from outside influences. He sees his acts as acts that are on the job(p) for the greater good, and therefore they are just.

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