Friar Laurence does just this in the passage I have chosen to analyse, Act IV scene i, lines 89-106. By now Romeo and Juliet are already secretly married, and Juliet has come crying to the Friar in hopes that he will devise a plan for her to get out of her predicament of being forced to marry Paris. Bring the sympathetic and paternal man that he is, cannot deny her request. And being the religious man that he is, he wants to find a way to avoid doubly marrying Juliet, so he helps her plan her "death". Here we see the control that Friar Laurence has over the events that occur.
The Friar brings out his deadly weapon- a vial of distilled liquor -that will, when drunk, cause Juliet to fall into a deep, death-like slumber. All of her blo...
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