Friar Lawrence Consents In Shakespeare's Romeo And Juliet

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Friar Lawrence consents to Romeo and Juliet’s “love” and marries them, but his quotes hint that he knows the truth behind this love is infatuation. As Romeo explains to the Friar about his infatuation to Juliet, the Friar is shocked at his sudden change and says, “Young men’s love then lies Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.” (A2, S5, L73-74) The Friar acknowledges that Romeo and Juliet were never truly in love by explaining to Romeo about his tears that used to pour over his cheeks because Rosaline did not return his love for her, and the Friar also states that Romeo follows people by their looks and not for love. Romeo, who is sentenced to banishment after Tybalt’s death, attempts to kill himself in the Friar’s cell, but Friar

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