Saturday, March 16, 2019
The Role of Friar Lawrence in William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet Es
The Role of beggar Lawrence in William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet When we first meet Friar Lawrence (), he appears to be filling flowers and herbs. He shows us he has a deeper understanding of the characteristics of herbs and how everything has a great and bad side Within the infant rind of this weak flower poison hath residence and medecine power. This also relates to the families of Romeo and Juliet. It dramatically hints about the bad things to come such(prenominal) as the death of one of the family members. The audience develops the idea of Friar Lawrence playacting as a father to Romeo Good morrow, father. The noun father indicates how close the kindred between them is and how he goes beyond his role of being a Friar. I guess that this isnt right act of Friar and it might conk to trouble. He also commandms to be able to judge people Our Romeo hath not been in bed to-night. This makes the Friar seem to experience specia l abilities, which whitethorn help in later events. I think that Friar Lawrence is not to blame, this far into the play because he is acting out of his own genuine will. When Romeo tells Friar Lawrence about his love towards Juliet, he is shocked Holy venerate Francis what a change is here In the same speech that he delivers this line, he changes his mind into thinking it is a good idea To numeral your households rancour to pure love. The noun rancour shows how much the two families loathe all(prenominal) other. We get the impression that Friar Lawrence is nave and that his plans are spontaneous. He is not aware of the consequences of marrying Romeo and Juliet. We also see... ... the tragic death of Romeo and Juliet I am the sterling(prenominal) able to do least, Yet most suspected, as the time and key out Doth make against me, of this direful murder And here I stand, both to challenge and purge, Myself condemned and myself excused. He pl eads guilty but at the same time innocent. We think that he tries to make the Prince feel sorry for him and it works in the extirpate We have still known thee for a holy man. Overall we see that the play rotates around Friar Lawrence and that he is an agent of the drama. From my point of view, I think that Friar Lawrence is to blame because despite his honorable intentions, he could have done something to stop the tragedy from happening. Friar Lawrences character changes dramatically as well as his use of language and dramatic significance.