Compare And Contrast The Nurse And Friar

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Register to read the introduction… The Nurse and Friar symbiotically work together to find ways for the young adults, Romeo and Juliet, to marry with the ambitions of uniting the two feuding families and bringing peace to Verona, Italy which is captured in Act 2, Scene 3: "But come on, inconsistent young man, come with me. I'll help you with your secret wedding." The Friar continues his soliloquy, stating that, "This marriage may be lucky enough to turn the hatred between your families into pure love". The Nurse and Friars' roles as parental figures compels them to help the two adolescents marry, pledging their love to one-another. The Nurse and Friar Laurence are amiable and gracious characters that inadvertently contribute to the alliance and temporary happiness of Romeo and Juliet before their necrotic demise. Conversely, the Friar, however, is not convinced. He feels that Romeo is very hasty in his decisions, having being infatuated with Rosaline. He states, “Young men’s love then lies-Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes”. Being a very wise man, he warns Romeo that, “These violent delights have violent ends, and in their triumph die; ...Therefore love moderately: long love doth so; too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.” elucidating the dire end that awaits, supposing that Romeo pursues his apparent true love whilst also providing Romeo with decent advice about his hastiness. The Nurse concedes this proposal …show more content…
The contrasting of darkness and light is seen all throughout the play, usually in reference to Juliet as light, although regarding the thesis, the Nurse and Friar are metaphorical concepts of fate and the "star-crossed lovers" demise. The Friar symbolizes darkness, thus having duties surrounded by death whilst the Nurse can be perceived as a symbol for Light, because of her pure heart, as she bases her duties on bringing joy to Juliet. By Juliet transitioning from the Nurse's Guidance to the Friar's, it foreshadows Juliet's decline and inexorable fate. Consequently, because the Friar was regularly influential in helping the two cursed-lovers, death influenced the relationship to catastrophically end. In addition to this, determinism set the Friar out to guide Romeo and Juliet through a sequence of events before unknowingly dispersing of the young couples

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