How Did Friar Lawrence Want To Marry Romeo And Juliet

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The play “Romeo and Juliet”, by William Shakespeare. Is a tragic romance in which two teenagers from conflicted families fall in love. Unfortunately, as the prologue foreshadows, “A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life”. (P.771) By this the reader can infer that the two lovers are unable to have their happily ever after. They agree to marry with the help of Friar Lawrence. This essay will discuss act I, act II, the characters, as well why Friar Lawrence accepted to marry Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence did not have bad intentions in marrying them, however, he knew they were not really in love. Act I gives place to the play's conflict. In it, the “Two households, both alike in dignity”. (P.771), the Montagues, and the Capulets, who have this “ancient grudge” are presented along with their members. The play …show more content…

He agrees to marry knowing that the marriage might be a bad idea, nevertheless, Romeo and Juliet since this might be the way to solve the ancient feud between the two families. Friar Lawrence is shown to the reader as a wise and a trustworthy person, having said that, the only motives he had to marry Romeo and Juliet were political. He knew it was not really love. “O, she knew well. Thy love did read by rote, that could not spell”. (P.804) By this Friar Lawrence told Romeo, she knew well you were not in love, you were acting like you were, you do not know what real love is. Less than one week before, Romeo was deeply depressed because the feelings he had for Rosaline were not reciprocal to his. Friar Lawrence even told Romeo that, however Romeo was being impulsive, he did not listen to what Friar Lawrence said. The day after Romeo and Juliet made a plan to marry each other without anyone apart from Friar Lawrence, and Juliet's nurse knew. The day of the wedding, Lady Capulet thought Juliet was only going to confess that afternoon, little did she know her daughter was going to marry

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