William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

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What makes the play more tragic is the fact that Friar Lawrence admits to the deal of helping these two lovers as he confesses to the Capulets and Benvolios. At that moment, both of the families are pretty shocked to find out the relationship between their son and daughter. Eventually, the Prince gives out the full explanation as well for the tasks made by Friar Lawrence in order to save Romeo and Juliet from their fate. The prince does explain: “This letter doth make good the Friar’s words, Their course of love, the tidings of her death; And here he writes that he did buy a poison Of a poor ’pothecary, and therewithal Came to this vault to die and lie with Juliet. Where be these enemies?—Capulet, Montague, See what a scourge is laid upon your hate, That heaven finds means to kill your joys with love, And I, for winking at your discords too, Have lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punished” (V.3.297-305). In his grief, Friar Lawrence states: “Then gave I her, so tutor 'd by my art, A sleeping potion; which so took effect As I intended, for it wrought on her The form of death: meantime I write to Romeo, That he should hither come as this dire night, To help to take her from her borrow 'd grave, Being the time the potion 's force should cease. But he which bore my letter, Friar John, Was stay 'd by accident, and yesternight Return 'd my letter back. Then all alone At the prefixed hour of her waking, Came I to take her from her kindred 's vault; Meaning to keep her closely at my cell, Till I conveniently could send to Romeo: But when I came, some minute ere the time Of her awaking, here untimely lay The noble Paris and true Romeo dead. She wakes; and I entreated her come forth, And bear this work of heaven with patience: But then a no... ... middle of paper ... ...ifeless body. Meanwhile, Friar Lawrence also receives the news that the letter doesn’t come. As a result, he has this conversation with Friar John: “Unhappy fortune! By my brotherhood, The letter was not nice but full of charge, Of dear import, and the neglecting it May do much danger. Friar John, go hence. Get me an iron crow and bring it straight Unto my cell…Now must I to the monument alone. Within this three hours will fair Juliet wake. She will beshrew me much that Romeo Hath had no notice of these accidents. But I will write again to Mantua, And keep her at my cell till Romeo come. Poor living corse, closed in a dead man’s tomb!” (V.3.17-22,24-30). But Friar Lawrence was too late and the two teenagers had to suffer from death due to the miscalculations made by Friar Lawrence’s accomplices, and without any other outside forces such as the Capulets and Benvolios.
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