The Relationship Between Friar Lawrence In William Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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“Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare is about Romeo and Juliet, who fall in

love but they are from two separate parties that have a feud. They get married anyways but

it is very hard to see each other. So they ask Friar Lawrence to help them so he makes a complex plan to get the two to Mantua unharmed and easily in his eyes. That was not the case unfortunately because it failed and Romeo and Juliet both kill themselves because

they couldn’t live without each other. Loyalty is one of the major themes of this book. Friar

Lawrence helps convey this theme of, being too loyal could come back and hurt you in the

end because he was too Loyal to both Romeo and Juliet.

Friar Lawrence tried too hard to keep Romeo and
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By making this plan he not only put Romeo and Juliet in danger but he

also put himself in danger as well. In 4.1.55 Friar was too loyal when she threatened to kill

herself because he came up with a plan. We can tell he was too loyal because he felt

obligated to do something about her marrying Paris. He could've just gave her some

advice and went along his day like he usually does, but he had to get involved which was

not be right decision.

All of this shows us that the theme of Being too loyal could come back to hurt you in

the end. The evidence clearly shows that Friar Lawrence is to blame for the death of

Romeo and Juliet because he could've gave some helpful advice but he decided to get

involved because he is loyal to both of them. We also see he is loyal when Juliet threatens

to kill herself because he had to intervene and make the plan. This theme is very important

to all humanity because you can trust someone and be loyal so much, but if one thing goes

wrong it could all come back and hurt you in the
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