Sound of Waves vs Romeo and Juliet Essay

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Secondary Characters When one has finished reading a book and is asked about it, one usually only remembers the main characters and their actions in the story. Unless one analyzes a piece of literature in depth, one cannot begin to imagine how secondary characters not only change the plot, but through interactions with the central characters they allow the reader to see different sides of the main character throughout the story without the reader knowing. Secondary characters are important in literature because they impact character development, influence the action, and develop theme as shown through Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet and Uncle Teru in Sound of Waves Through Friar Lawrence’s encounters with the main characters Romeo and Juliet, he has brought out Romeo’s fickle minded character and Juliet’s absolute desire to be with Romeo. After Romeo and Juliet meet at the party and talk of marriage on Juliet’s balcony, Romeo goes to Friar Lawrence’s cell to ask him to marry Juliet and himself. The Friar responds with, “Young men’s love then lies/ Not truly in their hearts but, in their eyes jesu maria, what the deal of brine/ Hath washes thy sallow cheeks for Rosaline!”(2.3.68-90). In the first act, Romeo thought himself to be in love with Rosaline. Romeo had been distraught over the fact that his beloved Rosaline was going to become a nun. Romeo would never be able to love Rosoline, or be with her. Friar Lawrence makes fun of Romeo saying that young men only love what they see. They do not love with their hearts but with their eyes and thoughts. Their love is shallow and superficial. He questions whether Romeo shed a single tear for Rosaline before moving on. Friar Lawrence brings out Romeo’s fickle minded nature by showing how he falls in love with a new woman, Juliet, in a very short time frame. On the other hand, Juliet’s encounter with Friar Lawrence

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