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Friar Lawrence is called before a tribunal chaired by the Prince to explain his part in the tragedy. Write an investigation using questions and answers relevant to the situation.

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Friar Lawrence is called before a tribunal chaired by the Prince to explain his part in the tragedy. Write an investigation using questions and answers relevant to the situation. Thursday morning: Verona Court: Enter Prince Escales, Friar Lawrence, Old Capulet, Lady Capulet, Nurse, Old Montague and Lady Montague Narrator: The scene was set with Friar Lawrence before a tribunal chaired by the Prince to explain his part in the Tragedy. The Prince waited in his seat for Friar Lawrence to arrive. Friar Lawrence arrived and was told to take his seat. Friar Lawrence was a respectable man of the Church and his role in this play was parallel to the Role of the Nurse. He was respected by many people, mostly by Romeo and was very fond of him. He was quick to notice the passionate love between Romeo and Juliet. His intensions were to bring the two families together so he married Romeo and Juliet. He then had to change his plan because of the Prince's judgement of Romeo. The second plan did not go to plan as it was as unsteady as the first. When Juliet came to him for assistance in Act 4, Scene 1, he came up with a third plan which was even worse than his first two. Friar Lawrence may have been thinking as much about his own skin as that of Juliet. Certainly the thought crossed Juliet's mind, as she prepared to take the potion, wondering if he had poisoned her or not. The plan went wrong when the message to Romeo was undelivered. He hurried to the place where Juliet was for the awaking of Juliet. He tried to persuade Juliet but not to a great extent to leave dead Romeo but she did not listen so he deserted her. ...read more.

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We were close, but it seems not close enough as he did not think about my advice, which was thinking about what he was doing.' I was the first person Romeo came to see when he had any problems and I was the one who had to give him advice. I may have given him some good advice and maybe some bad, but no human can always give good advice. He to me was a son of mine; I had the strongest relationship to him that I had to anyone else apart from God. He was a holy sin of mine. Narrator: From this you can see that Friar Lawrence did care for Romeo as he advised him and asked him on a number of a occasions if he was aware of what he was doing and if he had considered the consequences, he also told Romeo that there is a danger of quick love and this shows that he himself had considered what may happen unlike Romeo. Prince Escales: 'Why did you seem to think that if you married the couple it would stop the feuding within the Montague's and the Capulet's? If they were to be married would it not have made the matters worse?' Narrator: The prince wants some answers and he wants to find out want happened. He's aware of the family's feuding and thinks that it should have stopped along time ago. Friar Lawrence is standing and staring, he looks around and everyone is staring at him expecting an answer. He doesn't understand why he is all to blame for the deaths as other people contributed to the deaths as well as him. Friar Lawrence: 'The first reason I married the couple was because they loved each other and fair Juliet was in a ...read more.

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Prince Escales: 'It has been very hard for everyone over the last few days. We have all heard of what happened to Romeo and Juliet and how their love ended in a tragedy, a tragedy that will be unforgotten. I ask everyone here today to think of this as a lesson. Friar Lawrence was not all in fault. He was doing what he believed was right for Romeo and Juliet. He was not aware that their marriage would end their lives. He has told me here in front of you all of what had happened. To a certain extent he could be blamed but in the end it happened and Friar Lawrence cannot be blamed for it all as it was not all his fault but it was partly. He tried his hardest to get Romeo and Juliet together and he had it all planned but things did not go his way. Romeo did not receive the letter, this was not Friar Lawrence's fault because he tried to get it to reach to him but in the end it was because of fate that the letter did not reach Romeo in time, so do you say that Friar Lawrence is he to be blamed for this incident? In my view I do not blame the Friar for this at an extent, I would rather it to be blamed to fate, as I feel that fate played the biggest part in the tragedy. Friar Lawrence you will continue with your duty as normal, I just advise you to think about your actions in the future. And I tell you all present today that this is a love story to remember it and learn from. Don't let hate come in between love, because if you do, things go wrong like it has for Romeo and Juliet.' ?? ?? ?? ?? Bhavesh Tapariya Romeo & Juliet Essay 11KH I ...read more.

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