The Friar Changes In Romeo And Juliet's Life

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A lot of people manipulated Romeo and Juliet’s life. Friar Lawrence is the most influential person in their life. In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, we are introduced to a young couples love story. We are also shown a greedy, power hungry friar who wants to reap the benefits of this couple’s troubles. The friar’s first mistake is marrying the couple to try and be the peacemaker between the two houses. Next he takes it upon himself to try and make everything alright. Lastly to solve the problems he made, he came up with an over the top, incredibly complex plan with plenty of variables that can go wrong. Friar Lawrence is to blame for Romeo and Juliet’s tragic death’s because although at first having good motives, by the end he …show more content…
In one respect I’ll thy assistant be; for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancour to pure love. (2.3.87-92)

The Friar changes from being worried about Romeo’s feelings to just wanting to be the hero by uniting the two houses. The Friar said : In one respect I’ll thy assistant be. (2.3.90) He wants to assist Romeo, mainly though he just wants to be the one who stops the bloodshed and have power. Marrying the couple causes a bunch of other problem to arise. Tybalt’s death and Romeo’s banishment came about because Romeo and Tybalt were now kin. The Friar is to blame because he married Romeo and Juliet which raised a whole bunch of controversial issues.

The Friar’s ideas were way too complex and unnecessary, it left plenty of room for error. When Juliet is telling the Friar her dilemma, and he comes up with his “genius” plan he says:

If; rather than to marry county Paris, thou hast the strength to slay thyself, then is it likely thou wilt undertake, a thing like death to chide away this shame, that cop’st with death himself to scape from it; and if thou dar’st, I’ll give thee

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