This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

The Importance Of The Friar And The Nurse In Romeo And Juliet

943 words - 4 pages

In William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the nurse and Friar Laurence play an enormous role. Not only does their advice aid Romeo and Juliet but their actions and the decisions they make throughout the whole play affects the whole outcome of numerous situations. Had the nurse and the friar not made the decisions they did, the tale of Romeo and Juliet might have not ended in tragedy.

Friar Laurence is a Franciscan friar who aids both Romeo and Juliet throughout the whole play. Choices he made determined the outcome of the play and had he made different choices, the play may not have ended the way it did.

Friar Laurence is a man of good intentions. He will always look on the ...view middle of the document...

She is a very down to earth woman, who will be sure of Juliet's happiness at all costs. The following quote is an example of this.
But first let me tell ye, if ye should lead her in a fool's paradise, as they say, it were a very
gross kind of behaviour, as they say; for the gentlewoman is young; and, therefore, if you should deal double with her, truly it were an ill thing to be offered to any gentlewoman, and very weak dealing (Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 4, Line 107).
The nurse is very loyal to Juliet as shown in the past quote. The nurse is taking a chance at talking to Romeo for she knows that he is of the house of Montague and god knows the penalty for the interaction between.

The nurse is also a very comical character at times. She provides comedy at serious points in the play to amuse the reader. The following quote is when the nurse returns to the Capulet house with news of Romeo's intention towards Juliet. She is pretending to be in need of a massage for her aching body when she very well knows that Juliet is dying to know what Romeo has said.
I am aweary, give me leave awhile:
Fie, how my bones ache! What a jaunt have I had! (Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 5, Line 25)

Not only does the nurse provide as a messenger for Juliet but she is needed around for Lady Capulet to speak with Juliet. Lady Capulet is not comfortable beeing alone with Juliet and...

Other Essays Like The Importance of the Friar and the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet

The Importance Of Mercutio To The Plot And Action Of Romeo And Juliet

655 words - 3 pages The Importance of Mercutio to the Plot and Action of Romeo and Juliet I believe that, although Mercutio is introduced to the play quite late and his death occurs not too long after, much of the play's action, interesting dialogue and comic relief revolves around him, making Mercutio quite a central character. It is Mercutio who inadvertently brings the two lovers together for the first time when he lures Romeo to the

The Story of Romeo and Juliet

1138 words - 5 pages kinsman of Mercutio and Paris. As the seat of political power in Verona. Balthasar -  Romeo’s dedicated servant, Benvolio -  Montague’s nephew, Romeo’s cousin and thoughtful friend, Friar Lawrence -  A Franciscan friar, friend to both Romeo and Juliet. Kind, civic-minded, a proponent of moderation, and always ready with a plan, Friar Lawrence secretly marries the impassioned lovers in hopes that the union might eventually bring peace to Verona

The Pressure On Juliet In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

1018 words - 5 pages The Pressure on Juliet in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet In the play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare pressure builds up Juliet. This is caused by a number of reasons. Because Juliet is the only surviving daughter , the only child of the Capulet´s , there there is a big expectancy on Juliet of the Capulets , because everybody expects her to make a marriage with a noble man

Romeo And Juliet: The Movie

524 words - 3 pages on her part. This was not even included in the play, which, brings me to my next point.There were many missed and added scenes to the movie. Some were unnecessary and some were. One unnecessary one was when the Montague men were tantalizing the poor Capulet nurse. There were many necessary scenes that were left out though. One of these was when Romeo suddenly had poison that he was going to kill himself with. In the book it explains where he got

GCSE English Coursework-Romeo And Juliet Part A- Literature-Explore The Roles Of Parents In "Romeo And Juliet"

2854 words - 12 pages Romeo in fear of what they would not only do to him but also do to her.Romeo and Juliet have no one in which they can share their feelings for one another. They needed someone who they could trust to give them advice as to what they should do with their restricting futures. At this point they look to the friar and the wet nurse for help. Though they both have limitations to give out their help as we see near the end of act three scene five where the

Family Feud in the Story "Romeo and Juliet"

537 words - 3 pages Juliet wakes up as she finds her love Romeo dead and she uses Romeo's dagger to do kill her self. Romeo's family and Juliet's family arrive at the scene and as they look at this tragedy they decide to stop the foolish fighting between each other. Before Act 1 Scene 5 in the play Romeo has an early sadness in a kind of scholarly love with Rosaline. He is in love with the idea of two human's natural love. Mercutio and the nurse talk about love from a physical, vulgar point of view and lord and lady Capulet see love simply

Whos to Blame for the Death of Romeo and Juliet

1095 words - 5 pages fake her death and fool her parents. Although the Friar's intentions were good, the end resulted badly because he thought that if Romeo and Juliet were married, it might help to reunite the two families. "Till holy church incorporate two in one." At the end of the play, the Friar brings the two families together, but unfortunately he brings them together through death rather than marriage. The Nurse is also to blame because she tells

The Themes Of Love And Hate In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

796 words - 4 pages The Themes of Love and Hate in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet This essay is about the contrast of love and hate in the play by Shakespeare "Romeo and Juliet". The essay tells you about how Shakespeare uses language and actions to promote the themes of love and hate and contrast throughout the play. The way he uses certain characters as love and others as hate and how change the story line with the contrast

The Origins Of The Archetypal Themes Present In Shakespeare's "Romeo And Juliet"

844 words - 4 pages describing it as "hateful," thus personifying the wall. Another example of how Ovid makes the wall more than just a inanimate barrier between the two lovers is when the lovers speak to wall. A most memorable line was when Pyramus and Thisbe declared, "But for you we could touch, kiss," addressing the wall as a person. In comparison, in "Romeo and Juliet" the "wall" was the Montagues and Capulets fierce hatred for one another. In "A Midsummer's

The Time of William Shakespeare’s’ Romeo and Juliet

2077 words - 9 pages GSCE ENGLISH: ROMEO AND JULIET. - TO WHAT EXTENT CAN LORD AND LADY CAPULET BE SEEN AS GOOD PARENTS TO JULIET? In the time of William Shakespeare’s’ Romeo and Juliet, society was dominated by men and only they were considered for positions of power and a speaking voice. This is shown in the Capulet household as they were considered very patriarchal, as it would have been expected in those times. They were also extremely wealthy so their

Romeo and Juliet - Disputes Between the Montague and Capulet Families

795 words - 4 pages , tries to take Juliet away from the crypt whereas, in the new version by Baz Lurhmann Friar Lawrence never shows up in the scene. In Zefferelli’s version, Friar Lawrence shows up at the crypt after 42 hours to take Juliet away since she wakes up at that time. When they were about to leave, Juliet sees Romeo’s dead body lying on the floor and she refuses to go back with Friar Lawrence. Whereas, in the latest edition of Romeo and Juliet Friar

Related Papers

The Role Of Friar Lawrence In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

2037 words - 9 pages The Role of Friar Lawrence in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet When we first meet Friar Lawrence (ІІз), he appears to be picking flowers and herbs. He shows us he has a deeper understanding of the characteristics of herbs and how everything has a good and bad side: “Within the infant rind of this weak flower Poison hath residence and medecine power.” This also relates to the families

The Importance Of The Minor Characters In 'romeo And Juliet'

705 words - 3 pages in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. He does not inform Friar John beforehand the importance of the letter to Romeo that is ‘full of charge’ and Friar John fails to deliver it due to being quarantined in Mantua. Overall, Friar Lawrence plays an important role in increasing the tragedy although he means to help the young lovers. Apart from Friar Lawrence, the nurse is also to be blamed as she aids the two to meet, allowing their love to blossom

Romeo And Juliet Friar Laurence

982 words - 4 pages To what extent is Friar Laurence responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? The Friar is answerable for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, but only to some degree. Often, because of his involvement in the lives of the lovers, Friar Laurence can be seen as more responsible for their deaths than he actually is, although in the last scene the Friar is partially responsible for the death of Juliet. However his responsibility is mild

How Does Shakespeare Present Friar Lawrence In Romeo And Juliet?

929 words - 4 pages In this essay I will be discussing how Friar Lawrence is presented by Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. The sections of the play that I will look at are his conversations with Romeo in Act Three Scene Three and Act Two Scene Three and his conversation with Juliet in Act Four Scene One. I have chosen these scenes because there is a contrast between Friar Lawrence’s motives and attitude. In Act Three Scene Three, Romeo and Friar Lawrence are seen