Character profile- friar laurence friar laurence throughout the play friar laurence was involved with many scenes and had a major role in the story of romeo and juliet in the story he is known for the making of the potion in which juliet fakes her death. Friar lawrence, who helps romeo and juliet an, is also to be blamed for causing their death similarly, the nurse, who is the bridge of love for romeo and juliet, is also responsible for the tragedy besides, some other minor characters including tybalt, mercutio, and the apothecary. After re-reading the play romeo and juliet, i find that i have always overlooked the importance of the character friar laurence i now clearly see friar laurence as a pivotal character in this play.
Friar lawrence plays a key role in romeo and juliet, as an advisor to the couple, as the cleric who marries them to each other, and by planning the means of their escape from verona. A mentor to both romeo and juliet, friar laurence constantly advises them to act with more caution and moderation, even though he doesn't wait too long before agreeing to marry off these two crazy kids in the 1968 zeffirelli film version, the friar tells romeo, wisely and slow they stumble that. Friar lawrence always seems to be loved by many, as shakespeare presents him as a caring and wise character that did whatever he could to save romeo and juliet however, if you take a deeper look into the story, you realize many of the major mistakes are to be blamed by friar lawrence.
Romeo and juliet themes include love v lust, the role of fate, the role of women, love vs hate, and the manipulation of time before addressing themes in romeo and juliet , it is important to define exactly what is meant by theme. Friar lawrence could be described as the source of paternal love for juliet as he is the person who understands that she loves romeo, and is willing to help her although romantic love is the most important theme throughout the play, the storyline also includes strong themes of paternal/maternal love. Romeo & juliet: friar lawrence by anthony chan 10a romeo and juliet is one of shakespeare's plays about tragedy it is about two lovers who commit suicide when their feuding famillies prevent them from being together the play has many characters, each with its own role in keeping the plot line.
Friar laurence makes a convincing argument that romeo's love for juliet could nothing more than a crush just days ago romeo was crying his eyes out over another woman, the unattainable rosaline. Mercutio does not see any of the magic and fantasy of love that romeo does, and this key point of conflict is a main theme throughout the play that is important to romeo's development as a character most of their interactions are fiery verbal spars about the merits of love, and they effectively balance one another. Essentially the reason for the failure of romeo and juliet’s love, and lives for that matter, was because of friar lawrence’s disorganisation, if he had traveled to mantua himself to give romeo the news of juliet’s fake death, then no one would have died.
In the tragedy romeo and juliet, written by shakespeare, the character tybalt is a key person in the play even though he is killed in act iii tybalt was a hotheaded young man on the side of the capulets tybalt was an important part of the play because he challenged. Friar lawrence’s letter to romeo is by chance detained because of the plague tybalt just happens to position his lunge correctly and mortally wound mercutio romeo just happens to meet juliet at the party. If romeo and juliet is a tragedy then, in my opinion, romeo is the tragic heroall tragic heros have a tragic flaw, and romeo's is summed up by the advice that friar lawrence gives him (and which he ignores): wisely and slow they stumble who run fast.
Friar laurence may be the most important character in shakespeare's play not named romeo or juliet read about the importance of friar laurence's soliloquy and how if a certain letter had made it. People may look at friar laurence and dismiss him as a tertiary character but in fact he has an important role in this play he is the one who marries romeo and juliet and tells juliet to take a potion so that she will die. The role of friar lawrence in william shakespeare's romeo and juliet romeo and juliet is one of shakespeare's tragedies, which tells the story of two lovers who belong to two feuding families, the montagues and the capulets.
Throughout the rest of the story friar laurence continue to help romeo to keep his love for juliet secret because he believes that their relationship will aid the community by ending the feud between the montague and the capulet households. Friar lawrence plays a very important role in what happens to romeo and juliet while at first he disapproves of romeo's love for juliet, he marries them to end the feud between their families. Friar lawrence hopes that the heavens will be happy with this decision to marry romeo and juliet and that nothing will happen in the future to cause him to regret marrying them these violent delights have violent ends.