Foreshadowing In Romeo And Juliet

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When presented with a dilemma, many teens may feel as if they can only talk to someone they trust. Everyone needs a companion to turn to in a time of need. This concept proves to be true in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet as Romeo confides in Friar Lawrence about his issues with love. Through the metaphors of appreciation and dismal foreshadowing of death, Shakespeare authenticates the relationship of father and son between Friar Lawrence and Romeo. The use of solemn foreshadowing with the inevitable demise of Romeo and Juliet exemplifies the relationship the Friar and Romeo share. The Friar acts as a father in the sense that Romeo feels like he can confide in Friar Lawrence about Juliet and his personal life he wouldn’t dare talk to anyone else about. After cautiously agreeing to aid Romeo in his marriage to his beloved, Romeo say he is in a hurry, but the Friar counters with “Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast. (2.3.98).” The wise words of Friar Lawrence are cautious because of his love for Romeo and unknowingly …show more content…

Friar Lawrence encourages Romeo to think of “how much salt water [was] thrown away in a waste,” and he advises that Romeo is still young and doesn’t know what love is (2.3.73). He is referencing love because the salt represents Romeo’s tears and Romeo has been continuously crying over his lost love. Romeo is an introvert and doesn’t have a group of friends he confides in, so he consults the Friar for counsel. Friar is an adult who could tell anyone anything at any time, and Romeo chose to trust him with his relationship complications. The friar is who Romeo tells everything rather than his cousin or best friend. This exemplifies how Romeo and Friar Lawrence’s relationship is built on trust and they are loyal to one

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