Romeo has a bad feeling about his life within the first act as he says “With this night revels, and expire the term/Of a despised life clos'd in my breast,/By some vile forfeit of untimely death." (1.4.109-111). This line is spoken by Romeo to Benvolio before they attend the party hosted by the Capulets, where he is to meet Juliet. As Juliet is what the night is about to reveal, the audience is able to understand that the reason of Romeo’s death is Juliet. Furthermore, when Romeo is expressing his love for Juliet he states “My life were better ended by their hate,/ Than Death prorogued, wanting of thy love."
Friar Lawrence: Unnoticed Importance In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, many secondary characters play an essential role in the play. Friar Lawrence is one of the most important secondary characters in the play. He marries Romeo and Juliet, helps Romeo and Juliet grow in their love for one another, and eventually helps end the feud between the Capulets and the Montagues. He helps the characters in the play grow in a way they would not have on their own. Friar Lawrence affects the action of Romeo and Juliet by marrying Romeo and Juliet, helping Romeo escape Verona safely, and helping them reunite by giving Juliet a sleeping potion to fake her death.
When Juliet objected to Lord Capulet’s decision of marrying her to Paris, the nurse advised Juliet to do as her father said (Act III, scene v, lines 213-226). Juliet was already married to Romeo and refused to go against her wedding vows. Without the support from her nurse, Juliet goes to the Friar. He gives her a potion that allows Juliet to fake her death and live happily ever after with Romeo. The Friar and Juliet devise a plan, and the Friar sends a letter that informs Romeo of the plan.
all men call thee fickle:... wilt not keep him long,But send him back”. Juliet begs fortune to be kind to her by changing she and Romeo’s terrible fate. Juliet foreshadows her and Romeo’s fate. Love and Hate: Examples Romeo(a Montague) and Juliet(a Capulet) were born into two fighting families Despite their two families hating and fighting each other constantly the two fall in love
Juliet and Romeo fell in love and got secretely married, for they knew if their familes were to find out, they would be forbidden to see each other. Juliet wanted more than anything to be with Romeo for the rest of her life, but her family got in the way of her and her true love. One day, when Romeo was out in the streets with his cousin Benvolio and his friend Mercutio, Tybalt approached Romeo, requesting to duel him. Knowing that Tybalt was a Capulet, and knowing that if there was another fight to break out in the streets, Romeo would not only be fighting Juliet's cousin, but the Prince would punish him severely. Romeo doesn't want to be seperated from Juliet anymore than he was, so he declined the duel with Tybalt, and told him they had no reason to fight, and that the Prince would not be happy.
He later, then sneaks onto Juliet’s balcony where he openly tells her that he is in love with her. Juliet warns him saying that if anyone were to find him there, he would be killed. But, Romeo being the stubborn boy he is, replies with “And but thou love me, let them find me here.” and decides to risk his life for a girl he barely knows. He then impulsively asks for her hand in marriage “Thy exchange of thy love’s faithful vow for mine.” (Act II, ii, 124) based on the romantic emotions he was feeling at the moment. This was careless and senseless of Romeo to do, as a couple of hours ago he was “in love” with Juliet’s cousin Rosaline.
After joining these two in marriage, he further helped the two of them out by keeping their marriage a secret. Another reason why Friar Lawrence was consistent with the universal will was when he tried to make the streets of Verona peaceful again. The constant feuding between the two houses on the streets was hated by all. Friar Lawrence tried to successfully unite the families by using Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence said “For this alliance may so happy prove/To turn your households’ rancour to pure love” [II.iii.91-92].
Though there are many characters Friar Lawrence is most to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. Friar Lawrence marries Romeo and Juliet with no one knowing that these two foes are now husband and wife. Friar Lawrence states, “To turn your households’ rancor to pure love “(II.iii.92). The Friar thought it would be a good idea to marry them so both their families could stop hating each other and maybe start to like each other by having Romeo and Juliet married. Friar Lawrence tells Romeo, “Wisely and slow.
For instance, they are clueless the whole play of what Juliet is doing and how she feels. Capulet the clueless says to Paris, “Look you, she loved her kinsman Tybalt dearly and so did I” (153). Capulet even thinks that Juliet is stuck morning over the death of her cousin when she is truly morning of the exile of her love. Lady Capulet does not even know her own daughters age. Their oblivion to the whole situation causes a big issue such as the deaths of Romeo in Juliet.
Even though he helped them be with each other, he just caused more problems. Friar Lawrence first started this whole mess by agreeing to marry them. “By holy marriage. When and where and how / we met, we wooed, and made exchange of vow / I’ll tell thee as we pass, but this I pray / That thou consent to marry us today, (Romeo 2.3 lines 65-68) “ In one respect I’ll thy assistant be,” (Friar Lawrence 2.3 line 97) Here Romeo and Friar Lawrence are discussing how Romeo wants Friar Lawrence to marry him and Juliet. Friar Lawrence know they are from two different feuding families.