Romeo and Juliet Analysis Essay

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When we, as a species, are in need of help and advice, we tend to turn to authoritative figures’ opinions, such as a doctor, teacher, or specialist, for help, in fear that our own decisions reveal to be dissatisfactory. In the play, Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare (1564–1616), this can be seen from Romeo’s and Juliet’s numerous pleas and demands of the Franciscan Friar Lawrence’s help and guidance; however, the outcomes of the Holy Friar’s plans were not advantageous, in fact, it was what directly led to their tragic ends. One oughtn’t to gamble so much on advisors since these authoritative figures are human too; therefore, they are also subject to mistakes and such pressures, as nobody is perfect. They can (are able to) convince …show more content…
Seeing that these authoritative figures are also humanistic and possess emotions, values, wants, passions, and personal beliefs, they are also vulnerable to acting on these factors of their personalities. Emotions such as greed and narcissism may be the cause and motivation behind the plan; this was the exact reasoning of Friar Lawrence’s act of joining the impulsive lovers’ hands in marriage. He irrationally wed two love struck teens, ignoring the possible consequences and knowing full well that they hardly know each other, in hopes that their families’ feuds and rivalry will be ended so he can take all the credit of the resolve (Shakespeare 2.3). In addition, even if he act wasn’t of vanity, but of genuine hope of peace, he would have still disregarded common sense and logic, nevertheless even having his mentees’ well-being and happiness in mind. Lastly, because our consultants possess fears and worries, they may be vulnerable to passing unfair judgement due to sentiments such as cowardice. For instance, the trusted Friar Lawrence abandoned Juliet near the end of the play, when she refused to leave Romeo out of love; therefore, in his haste to not get caught in the disaster he’s created, he deserted Juliet in the moment she needed him most, when she needed him to rationalize and lead her from madness (Shakespeare

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