The Role Of The Mentors In Romeo And Juliet

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Unlike the mentors in Romeo and Juliet, good mentors “[teach] the mentee to develop their own strengths, beliefs, and personal attributes”(Loretto). Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, had a shocking turn of events that were led by the decisions of the mentors. In Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet’s parents are in an ancient grudge with each other, so Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed lovers. Some events of fate and the tragic flaws of the characters lead to the tragic deaths of Romeo and Juliet. While some may argue that Romeo and Juliet’s personalities are responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet, it is actually the mentors’ fault because of the encouraged marriage, the complicated plan, and thoughtless consequences. The mentors first go wrong when the Nurse and Friar set up a secret marriage for Romeo and Juliet. It is the Nurse, who tells Juliet that in the cell “Stays a husband to make [her] a wife”(II.vi.69). With the help of the Friar and the Nurse, they are able to set up a time and a place for the secret marriage. Rather being true mentors and guiding them, they are allowing this quick marriage to happen. Friar isn’t agreeing with the idea of marriage until Romeo persuaded him enough to say that “In one respect I’ll thy assistant be;/ For this alliance may so happy prove/To turn your households’ rancor to pure love” (II.iii.90-93). Since Friar is a holy man, he is trying to act like God, and is trying to fix the feud between the two households by marrying
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