Bluntly, yet fatherly, he corrects Romeo's claim of love by saying (in reference to Rosaline), "For doting, not for loving, pupil mine" (2.2.82). Still, he agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet without thinking twice. In fact, his greater preoccupation is not whether or not they truly do love each other, but how their love could end the feud between their families, as he states, "For this alliance may so happy prove/ To turn your households' rancour to pure love" (2.2.91-2). Friar Laurence also doubts Juliet's love for Romeo. Before she even enters the scene the Friar notes that moderate love is best because it does not overwhelm or become consumed by itself as a rash love would (2.5.10-15).
"O, she knew well/Thy love did read by rote and could not spell." (Act 2, Scene 3, 87-88). As was his love for Rosaline, the Friar believes that his love for Juliet will not last. Even though he thinks that the marriage is flawed he agrees to marry them in his own self interest of ending the feuding. "Come, come with me, and we will make/short work;/For, by you leaves, you shall not stay alone/Till Holy Church incorporate two in one."
I think that the nurse should get most of the blame because she should have acted with a bit more responsibility with the position of Juliet’s surrogate mother. The friar Romeo’s friend and guidance changed the course of events by helping the couple with their plans to marry and assisting Juliet in her scheme to be with Romeo. If the friar had not agreed to marry Romeo and Juliet, it is possible that the couple would have given up on the idea of being together. On the other hand Romeo and Juliet may have been fated to marry and would have got married whatever the friars decision was. I think the friar was not to blame because he saw it as young couple in love and want to be together for the rest of their lives.
Friar Laurence's deceptive advices and actions towards the lovers are secretly marrying Romeo and Juliet in the hope of getting two families together and bring peace to Verona, Friar Laurence organizes poorly for the plan of Juliet's fake death which causes the death of the lovers, Friar Laurence proposes a plan to fake Juliet's death and gives her the potion which leads to Romeo and Juliet's death. Friar Laurence gives misleading advises to Romeo and Juliet of marrying each other to get their families together, which leads to their death. He supports the marriage of Romeo and Juliet. He suggest Romeo, "You shall not stay alone,/ Till Holy Church incorporate two in one." Friar Laurence's support for their marriage encourages them for a wrong decision of marrying each other.
iii. 83-93). Friar Lawrence believed that he was doing the right thing. He believed that if he married and Romeo and Juliet he would be ending the feud between the two families. Instead of saying no that he won’t marry them and they should wait Friar should’ve warn both of their parents about what the lovers were planning.
This is demonstrated in act 4 scene 1 when Friar Lawrence says “Take this Juliet drink thou off.” He also said he would help them to perform the wedding this is demonstrated in act 2 scene 3 lines 90but he also tells Romeo that he should slow things down. Friar Lawrence tries to save Romeo by sending him a letter about him giving Juliet the drug and that it is all a plan so Juliet doesn’t have to marry Paris but the letter unfortunally does not get to Romeo. Friar Lawrence wanted to help Romeo because he is good friend. He also wanted to reunite both of the families together. The friar also wanted to pressure the marriage so he gave Juliet a potion that would make her sleep all day and appear that she is dead so she wouldn’t have to marry Paris.
Romeo is a member of the Montague family and Juliet is a part of the Capulet’s, and because of an unknown feud between the two equally wealthy families, they are told not to get involved with each other. This still doesn’t stop the two lovers, as they plan to marry without their parents knowing. Everything seems fine until something doesn’t quite go as planned. Friar Lawrence is a priest and the one person whom Romeo and Juliet confess to. He first appears in the story soon after Romeo meets Juliet.
Is Romeo and Juliet’s love forbidden between a Capulet and a Montague? Is this true or are you not sure? For example, Romeo first noticed Juliet at her party, and supposedly Juliet was there to find her mate. Some time later a friend informed Romeo that she was Juliet the Capulet’s daughter and he shouldn’t get involved with her. This didn’t stop Romeo and from that point on in his mind all that he focused on was Juliet and her elegance.
The way in which Shakespeare’s stagecraft is used, for the character Capulet, is very interesting. As in the beginning of the play, Shakespeare wanted to make Juliet marry Paris. Capulet had the sort of personality that would care and feels strong about his daughter. Also that he would help someone or give him or her advice. But later on in the play his personality changes, and he becomes really violent when Juliet says that she has married Romeo.
Fate in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet I believe that the characters in Romeo and Juliet have free will, in the drama. However, the audience learns from the chorus that whatever their intentions or decisions are, will turn out badly because of several flaws in different character’s personalities. - Romeo says that he will defy fate and will go to Juliet. - Juliet defies fate, instead of marrying Paris she pretends to be dead. - Romeo had a premonition not to go to the masked ball but his decision was to go any ways after Benvolio’s and Mercutio’s insistence.