Friar Lawrence In The Tragedy Of Romeo And Juliet

For thousands of years, literature has been a core and essential puzzle piece in our society. Literature is made up of novels, plays, legends, sonnets, and so much more. These things contain feeling, emotion, hardships, triumphs, and lessons. They help us to learn and grow through the messages and themes portrayed by the stories they tell, and they help us to connect to people around us. L. Scott Fitzgerald once said; “That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” The classic play, “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” illustrates the meaning of literature quite well. This work begins with a tale of two young people from Verona …show more content…
The plan’s purpose was to get Juliet out of marrying Paris. Friar Laurence first revealed his plan to Juliet when she came to his cell, desperate for help. She was saying that she would rather kill herself than marry Paris, “Unless thou tell me how I may prevent it. If in thy wisdom thou canst give no help, do thou but call my resolution wise, and with this knife I’ll help it presently.” (IV,I,52-55) She hastily accepted the Friar’s plan, “Give me, give me! O, tell not me of fear!” (IV,I,123) The plan seemed to be logical, but it was missing a vital component. Romeo wasn't aware of what was happening. The friar gave Juliet a potion to drink that would create the appearance that she was dead. “Then comes she to me, and with wild looks bid me devise some mean, to rid her from this second marriage, or in my cell there would she kill herself. Then gave I her, so tutored by my art, a sleeping potion, which so took effect as I intended, for it wrought on her the form of death.” (V,III,243-246) As the plan went, Juliet would run away and be happy with Romeo after the potion wore off, and after she had avoided getting married to Paris, due to her apparent death. Because Romeo did not know about the potion, he thought Juliet was dead when he saw her. He killed himself because of this. Juliet committed suicide shortly after, having found Romeo dead when she woke up. The plan would have been successful if Friar Laurence had told Romeo about

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