Friar Laurence

People should fight for what they beleive in.

Jesus man.

In this play the two households of Italy are in a feud and a Friar believes in two young people from each house to fall in love and make peace. The theme of the Friar is: people should fight for what they believe in. The Friar acts upon this theme in many different ways by helping out both Romeo and Juliet throughout the play.

Act 2 Scene 3

The Friar is speaking to Romeo to give him advice and assistance in pursuing Juliet. "But come, young waverer, come go with me...In one respect I'll thy assistant be..." (1031 L.97-98) This shows that the Friar is willing to help Romeo find love. He is also helping him in the hopes to make peace with the two different families, Capulet and Montague. The Friar believes in the two young teens love and he wants to help them.

Act 3 Scene 3

The Friar is speaking to Romeo to tell him to go and see Juliet yet again and spend one last night with her. "...Ascend her chamber, hence and comfort her..." This shows that the Friar is telling them to take risks because if they don't then the two families will never be at peace. He is trying to save there love.

Act 4 Scene 1

The Friar is telling Juliet to drink a potion to make her seem like she's dead so she can see Romeo again. "Take thou this vial, being then in bed, and this distilled liquor and drink thou off..." (1075 L.103-104) This shows that the Friar has a huge plan to reunite the two lovers and to save them both. He has to make Juliet seem like shes dead so she doesn't have to marry this other guy Paris. She has to look dead so her parents will think she's dead and she can run away with Romeo.

Act 2 Scene 5

The Friar earlier in the play decides to marry Romeo and Juliet. "...Till Holy Church incorporate two in one." This marriage has to be in secret because there love is forbidden between the two families. This shows that the Friar is willing to take risks for the two young lovers just so there love can be true and alive.

Movie connection!

Like this play Romeo and Juliet, Ferris takes the risk of skipping school so he can have a nice day with the girl he loves, Sloane. He risks all of this because he believes that he has to fight and take risks to be with Sloane just like the Friar with Romeo and Juliet.