Friar Lawrence Flaws

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Considering Frair Lawrence was between the feud of Romeo and Juliet and trying to keep things calm. Friar Lawrence is not siding with any of the families in Romeo and Juliet he is just trying to end the troubles the families have. In the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare demonstrates that Friar Lawrence's tragic flaw is the effort to end the feud through his constant protection of Romeo and Juliet, his futile attempts to keep their marriage a secret, and his deep efforts to make everything turn out good. Friar Lawrence's tragic flaws play a massive role in the ending of Romeo and Juliet. As Friar Lawrence states, "Virtue itself turns vice, being misapplied, and vice sometime by action dignified"(Shakespear.ii.iii.21-22). Friar …show more content…

In act 4 scene 1, friar Lawrence explains his plan to Juliet to help her avoid marrying Paris. He tells her “ Take thou this vial, being then in bed, And this distilling liquor drink thou off.”.(Shakespeare.IV.i.98-99). Friar Lawrence's plan to help Juliet highlights his bad judgment and willingness to take risks. When friar Lawrence uses the phrase “distilling liquor” he shows that he is willing to use potentially dangerous methods to achieve his goals. Despite Friar Lawrence’s bad plan, he is a character who tries to make reasons for his mistakes. Despite Frair's Lawrence bad judgment he also tries to make up for his mistakes as tries to prevent the tragedy from happening. In act 5 scene 2, Friar Lawrence sends a message to Romeo, explaining his plan to reunite him with Juliet. He says “ This same should be the voice of Friar …show more content…

What says, Romeo? Or if his mind be writ, give me his letter.”(Shakespeare.V.ii.18-22a). Friar Lawrence’s attempt to reunite Romeo and Juliet demonstrates his all-around commitment and determination to help the young lovers. His plan, unfortunately, fails, as Romeo never received the message in time for him to change his mind, then tragedy strikes as he takes his own life. Friar Lawrence in Romeo was a very good character who had many roles but his bad judgment and mistakes lead to tragedy in the end. Friar Lawrence was a very impactful character in Romeo and Juliet. In the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare demonstrates that Friar Lawrence's tragic flaw is the effort to end the feud through his constant protection of Romeo and Juliet, his futile attempts to keep their marriage a secret, and his deep efforts to make everything turn out good. Friar Lawrence was a mentor and supporter to Romeo and Juliet, he was one of the only people that knew about them wanting to get married throughout the story. He also gave a lot of good advice to Romeo throughout the story about not rushing things and doing things the right way and the right ones aren't what always comes to mind first. The character Friar Lawrence shows us that we don't need to say what first comes to mind and to think about the consequences of the words that we

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