Friar Lawrence's Timeless Tragedy

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There are a multitude of factors responsible for the tragic apex in William Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Adversity is prevalent throughout the play and is presented through the afflictions of Paris, Mercutio, Tybalt, Friar Lawrance, Romeo, Juliet and Lady Montague. These figures all lead on to one another, each one building up and abetting the subsequent death or tragedy. However he who bears the true burden of these tragedies is Friar Lawrance for many obvious yet overlooked reasons.
Friar Lawrence plays an exceedingly important role in the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. As a Friar, Romeo and Juliet trust him unconditionaly, turning to him in times of need. He was a parental figure throughout Romeo and Juliet's childhoods,
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