Friar Laurence

People should not meddle with out knowing the consequences

Act 2 Scene 6

"Friar Laurence: So smile the heavens upon this holy act.....Romeo: Do thee but close our hands in holy words... It is enough I may but call her mine." Pg.1040, Lines:1-8

Friar Laurence is talking to Romeo about the secret wedding about to happen. This ties to the theme because Friar Laurence is wedding the two children from rival houses, not thinking about what the family's will do if they find out.

Act 3 Scene 3

"Friar Laurence: Go get thee to thy love, as was decreed, acsend her chambers, hence and comfort her." Pg. 1060, Lines:163-164

Friar Laurence is telling Romeo to sneak into Juliet's room and comfort her before he has to leave Verona. Friar Laurence is completely ignoring the possibility of someone walking in on Romeo and Juliet while they are together alone.

Act 4 Scene 1

"Friar Laurence: ...To rouse thee from thy bed, there art thou dead....thou shalt be borne to that same ancient vault where all the kindred of the Capulets lie....shall Romeo by my letters know our drift; and hither shall he come; and he and i will watch thy waking, and that very night shall Romeo bear thee hence to Mantua." Pg.1076-1076 LInes:118-127

Friar Laurence is telling Juliet to fake her own death and when she wakes up, Romeo and he will be waiting for her. Romeo will then take her to Mantua. What Friar Laurence is forgetting is that people will be near the vault morning Juliet's "untimely death".

Act 5 Scene 3

"Friar John: I could not send it-here it is again- nor get a messenger to bring it thee"

Pg.1090 Lines:15-16

Friar John could not get the letter Friar Laurence wrote to Romeo of his plan. Friar Laurence now knows not a way to talk to Romeo and fears something terrible will happen.

Act 5 Scene 3

"Prince: A glooming peace this morning with it brings. The sun for sorrow will not show his head. Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things; some shall be pardoned, and some punished; for never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo." Pg. 1102 Lines:330-335

The Prince is talking to everyone, Montegues and Capulets, in front of his castle with the bodies of Romeo and Juliet. Everyone has to suffer the consequences of Friar Laurence's actions of going behind the Family's backs and marrying the children without their consent.