Friar Lawrence’s Advice
Romeo and Juliet both trust Friar Lawrence for his advice throughout the story; the advice he gave both of them on occasion could be said to have led to their unfortunate outcome, as it may have at times not been totally accurate and could have been misleading.
Friar Lawrence’s, first entrance is alone, in act two, scene three. This is when we, as an audience get our initial impression of him; here he is introduced as a man who see’s good in all. “Virtue itself turns vice being misapplied and vice sometimes by action dignified “.
Here Friar Lawrence is using words such as virtue, meaning morals: describing them as turning into vice an immoral or evil habit. ...view middle of the document...
However when he is satisfied that Romeo, is generally in love with Juliet, he agrees to help.
Friar Lawrence’s intentions were in hind-sight expected to reunite two families that had been at strife, believing himself he would bury the grudge; If Romeo and Juliet were to marry, stating himself in his second to final speech of act two, scene three.” O she knew well, the love did read by rote that could not spell: But come young weaver, come go with me in one respect I’ll thy assistant be “
“FOR THIS ALLIANCE MAY SO HAPPY PROVE, TO TURN YOUR HOUSEHOLDS RANCOUR TO PURE LOVE”.
Throughout scene three, act three the Friar’s advice is that of a caring nature, yet Romeo, continues to reject it, explaining with good reason, “thou canst not speak of thou dost not fell,” in other words Romeo, tells Friar Lawrence, unless he were in his shoes, he couldn’t possibly understand or say anything.
The following encounters are act four, scene one; This is where Juliet, is now asking advice, as Friar Lawrence realises and tries to object to the marriage of her and Paris, again his intentions are good, understanding that both Juliet and Romeo, would rather kill themselves, than face being apart. He gives Juliet hope and tells her he may have a remedy. Lawrence through this scene has hope and generally, I believe, he thinks his plan will be successful. In his words he says “Hold daughter I spy a kind of hope.”” And if thou dares I give the remedy” Here the solution Friar Lawrence has offered ,would not be that of a genuine priest, However he has prayed on the desperate behaviour of Juliet.
Yet from this...