Romeo And Juliet Irresponsible Quotes

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In William Shakespere’s Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence is the most irresponsible adult because of his lack of guidance as an adult and his reckless decisions led both Romeo and Juliet to act on their impulsivity. Friar Lawrence is the most irresponsible character because of his lack of guidance as an adult in Romeo and Juliet’s life. At an early morning, Romeo enters Friar Lawrence’s cell with glee. Surprised at how early it is, Friar Lawrence asks why Romeo is in glee. Romeo tells him he has met Juliet, the love of his life and asks the Friar to marry both Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence is shocked at how Romeo had forgotten his previous love, Rosaline. Friar Lawrence then asks Romeo, “Is Rosaline, whom thou didst love so dear, so soon …show more content…

Friar Lawrence questions Romeo asking him was Rosaline not the love Romeo was just heartbroken over? The Friar believes that Romeo is moving on too quickly from Rosaline, now wanting to marry Juliet, some girl Romeo had met a few days ago. Friar Lawrence knows that Romeo marrying Juliet after being so heartbroken about Rosaline is bad idea, but that does not stop the Friar from marrying both Romeo and Juliet anyway. Marrying Romeo and Juliet just proves that Friar Lawrence fails to provide proper guidance. Friar Lawrence knows all of these consequences of marrying kids from opposite feuding families but still marries Romeo and Juliet. The Friar is an important adult in both Romeo and Juliet’s lives, being a priest who is always there for confessions and sins that Romeo and/or Juliet might have had. Friar Lawrence being such an important adult in Romeo and Juliet’s lives means he has to guide them in the correct path, even if Romeo and Juliet begged the Friar multiple times to fulfil their wishes. But Friar Lawrence did not guide …show more content…

Juliet’s parents had just forced her to marry Paris. Upset, Juliet runs to Friar Lawrence’s cell and threatened to kill herself unless Friar can come up with a plan so that Juliet can avoid the marriage. Friar Lawrence then tells Juliet a a solution to pacify her distress, “Take thou this vial, being then in bed, and this distilled liquor drink thou off… The roses in thy lips and cheeks shall fade… thou shalt continue two-and-forty hours, and the awake as from a pleasant sleep…and he and I will watch thy waking, and that very night shall Romeo bear thee hence to Mantua” (IV.i.92-117). Friar Lawrence gives Juliet a potion to fake her death. The Friar instructs Juliet that she should drink this potion before bed without anyone knowing. After taking the potion, Juliet will fall into a deep slumber that will last 42 hours. Once the 42 hours are up, Juliet will wake up to Romeo and Friar Lawrence getting ready so that Romeo and Juliet can escape to Mantua without anyone knowing. Friar Lawrence’s plan was irresponsible due the fact that he advised Juliet to fake her death to get out of her own problems instead of just dealing with it or finding other solutions that aren’t so permanent as faking your own death. As mentioned previously, Friar Lawrence is such an important adult to both Romeo

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