FRIAR LAURENCE

People should do what they believe is right.

Romeo and Juliet Summary.

The play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, is about two lovers who come from families who have a long lasting hatred. Romeo kills Tybalt (Juliets Cousin) and gets banned from Verona. Juliet is scared and doesn't know what to do so she goes to Friar Laurence and he offers her a potion to put her to sleep and make it seem as if she is dead. Romeo isn't informed of this so when he sees her he thinks she is indeed dead. Romeo kills himself. Soon after Juliet wakes up to find her lover dead so she kills herself to be with him. Throughout the story The Friar shows support and does what he thinks is right.

Act:4 Scene:1

During this part of the play Romeo and Juliet Friar Laurence is speaking to Juliet and giving her advice. He exclaims "Take this vial, being then in bed, and this distilled liquor drink thou off." (1075,L.103-104). Friar is offering Juliet a potion to Juliet so she can escape and be with the newly banned Romeo instead of marrying Paris. This is showing that Friar Laurence is doing what he thinks is best for Juliet and Romeo. This can relate to the movie Cars when mater talks to Lightning McQueen and helps him get his reputation back. Both characters are selfless.

Act:3 Scene:3

The friar is speaking to Romeo about him being banished for killing Tybalt and Friar Laurence is comforting him. The script says "...To comfort the, though thou art banished." (1057 L. 62-63). Even though Romeo is not supposed to be in Verona the Friar is giving Romeo because he thinks that is what the right thing to do is. This can relate to the 1800's when slaves would run away and some white people would break the law just to do what they think is right.

Act:2 Scene:6

Friar Laurence wants to make Romeo and Juliet happy and he will do what it takes so he marries them. Shakespeare wrote, "So smile the heavens upon this holy act that after hours with sorrow chide us not." (1040 L. 1-2) The friar is going against Juliets parents wishes by marrying the two adolescents. Friar understands the love they have for each other. This further proves the them correct. The same situation occurs in the movie Endless Love David Elliot confesses his love to his father for Jade Butterfield and his dad tells him to chase her and tell her how he feels.

Act:5 Scene:3

After the deaths of Romeo and Juliet Friar Laurence tells the families and the prince everything that happened. Friar pleaded, "I will be brief, for my short date of breath, is not so long as a tedious tale." (1100 L. 252-255.) Friar has a guilty conscious and needs to let out his feelings and do the right thing by telling what really happened to the lovers. This can relate to Star-Wars when Darth Vader tells Luke Skywalker he is his father. Both characters had to confess something.