The Friar In Romeo And Juliet

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The Friar is a wise character. The Friar agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet, yet after the marriage a bunch of things go wrong and so the two lovers are separated, but the Friar has plans to see them reunited. The Friar 's letter to Romeo is stayed because of the plague, yet this doesn 't stop Romeo from hearing about Juliet 's death. Romeo rushes to the Capulet tomb to be with his wife, but sadly she has already ¨passed away¨ Romeo takes his life and Juliet follows suit when she wakes, yet the Friar is helpless to stop the deaths. The Friar is an opportunist. This quote comes from the Friar during the wedding of Romeo and Juliet. ¨Come, come with me, and we will make short work; For, by you leaves, you shall not stay alone TIll Holy Church…show more content…
The Friar is unprepared. Romeo finds out about juliet from his servant. ¨Going to find a barefoot brother out, One of our order to associate me, Here in this city visiting the sick, And finding him, the searchers of the town, Suspecting that we both were in a house Where the infectious pestilence did reign, Seal 'd up the doors, and would not let us forth, So that my speed to Mantua there was stayed.¨ (Rom. 5.2.5-12) The letter given to Friar John was not able to be delivered creating a flaw in the Friar 's plan and so this gave Romeo the wrong idea and making him think the worst. After the two die the friar explains to the houses ¨But he which bore my letter, Friar John, Was stay 'd by accident, and yesternight return 'd my letter back. By the time Juliet wakes the letter will have reached Romeo and he will come to the tomb.¨ (Rom. 5.3.250-251) Sadly the letter was delayed and the Friar did not see this as an outcome and so he was not prepared so this did not go to plan so Romeo and Juliet died together in the Capulet tomb.
Why is that character important to the story? Should readers approve of the characters actions, morals, values, and decisions? A lesson we learned from the Friar is that not everything you plan well go as intended. Just because you can plan a pretty picnic doesn 't mean you can predict
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