Mentors In Romeo And Juliet

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After carefully analyzing the play Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, it can be concluded that both characters Friar Laurence and The Nurse are seen as mentors to the lovers. As a result of the two families fighting both characters were forced to become not only mentors, but parents to the couple, which resulted in the Juliet and Romeo building trust in them. Both the Nurse and Frair Laurence have their best interest in mind when making crucial decisions, making sure they are happy regardless of the result. However, when events start ocurring, pressure gets the best of them and they both retreat. The Nurse and Frair Laurence are both responsible for the final tragedy of the play. The Nurse is fondly attached to Juliet, she…show more content…
Unfortunately, this rash decision leads to tragedy, but his aspiration to create unity between the true lovers helped the certainty of their trust in him. Friar Laurence is the most scheming character in the book: he marries Romeo and Juliet as a part of a plan to end the civil strife in Verona; he helps Romeo into Juliet’s room and then out of Verona, and he devises the plan to reunite Romeo and Juliet through the sleeping potion idea. Friar Laurence’s plan seems well conceived and well intentioned, as they serve as the main mechanisms through which the fated tragedy of the play occurs. Romeo and Juliet turn to Frair Laurence who offers neutral advice. At first, he can not believe how quickly Romeo has adbonded Rosaline and fallen so quickly in love with Juliet, reminding him of the suddenness of his decisions. As Frair says, “Young men’s love then lies/Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.” (Act II.iii.) He only agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet in the hope that their marriage will repair the rift between the Montagues and the Capulets. As Friar Laurence says, “In one respect I’ll thy assisnt be,/For this alliance may so happy prove/To turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” (Act II.iii.) Further on into the story, Juliet finds out the marriage date between her and Paris has officially been made resulting in her seeking help from the two
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