Friar Laurence

********The Priest ********

Introduction

"Romeo and Juliet" is a tragic play about star-crossed lovers that sadly end with them both taking their own life, not baring life without the other. Friar Laurence helps show the reoccurring theme through out the play which is, people should fight for what the believe is best. He helps Romeo and Juliet immensely, ultimately helping him, and what he believes is morally right.

Act 2, Scene 3

"... marry us today...for doting, not for loving..." (1030-1031, 69-88). Friar Laurence is communicating to Romeo and Juliet, agreeing to the decision of marrying them. What Friar Laurence stated is relevant to the theme people should fight for what they believe is best because Friar Laurence didn't marry Romeo and Juliet because the star-crossed lovers wanted to, but because he wanted the family feud to end and stop the rivalries.
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Act 4, Scene 1

"Hold on daughter I do spy a kind of hope, as that is desperate which we would prevent"(1074, 75-77). Friar Laurence is talking with Juliet about his plan for Romeo and her to see each other again, giving Juliet hope because she was at the point of harming herself and her body. Although, the Friar wants the family feud to end he also believes in true love and happiness and wants whats best for Romeo and Juliet's relationship.
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Act 5, Scene 3

"I hear some noise... the watch is coming, come, go Juliet... I dare no longer stay"(1097, 163-172). The Friar is telling Juliet they need to leave the Capulet's Tomb before someone finds them. The relevance from that quote is Friar Laurence and Juliet found Romeo dead, lying on the ground with poison and if someone see's Juliet is alive, their reaction would be major confusion(since she's "dead") and the person who would catch them would think Juliet or the Friar could have killed Romeo, seeing they are the only two alive in the tomb.
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Act 4, Scene 1

"Let not the nurse lie in thy chamber. Take thou this vial... for no pulse, no warmth, no breath... thou shall be placed in thy family vault... where thy shall soon see thy lover"(1075, 103-121). From this evidence from above, from the play, Friar Laurence explained he made this plan not only so the lovers would be together, but to be there for Juliet when no one else was at the time, everyone turned their back on her, except the Friar.
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A Real Life Connection

The theme of the play, "Romeo and Juliet" is people should fight for what they believe is best. A real life connection to the play is like, cheating at school or stealing an item from a store, and telling a teacher or the manager the situation. This meaning it would be morally wrong not to fix the situation, but morally right to fix the problem.