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Romeo and Juliet - Friar Laurence.

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English Coursework Friar Laurence is presented at the beginning of the play as a very cheerful and helpful person. Romeo comes to see the Friar first thing in the morning while he is picking flowers. The Friars entrance involves a soliloquy as he happily talks about why he likes picking flowers and also what he will do with them. Then Romeo walks in and greets him as a friend. The Friar then exclaims "Benedicite!" which means good bless you. This means the audience will react to him in a good way. Because he gives a good first impression the audience would probably have taken to him very early on. Before Romeo even says any thing the Friar says "Or if not so, then here I hit it right: Our Romeo hat not been in bed tonight." ...read more.

Middle

This shows the Friar, as been an intelligent person and someone who is very wise. He also talks well of everyone and we never in this scene hear him talk badly of anyone even though Romeo is doing something he disagrees with. He just tries to make him see sense and not make him do anything irrational. The Friar keeps the same helpful and thoughtful image up until Act 5 Scene 2. It is a conversation between Friar Laurence and Friar John. Friar John tells him that his letter has not reached Romeo because no one will deliver it. This means that Romeo doesn't know that Juliet is actually sleeping. This wasn't something the Friar counted on happening. Also we notice that the Friar's language changes in the scene change from Act 2 Scene 3. ...read more.

Conclusion

If Juliet isn't there and Romeo is dead no one can tell about them been married which puts him in the clear. This means that the audience will feel a sense of anger towards him. Juliet kills herself. However in the end he tells the Count Paris the truth about his plan and marrying them and that he will accept the full punishment for the deaths. The Count says "And I, for winking at your discords too, Have lost a brace of kinsmen. All are punished." This means that he thinks so many people have been killed he does not want anyone else to die as a cause. He thinks it is punishment enough that everyone has lost friends and family so killing more people would be a waste. This means that the audience would once again like the Friar Laurence because he proved he was brave enough to take the blame for what happened. ...read more.

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