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Romero and Juliet

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Assess the Dramatic Impact of the Friar in Act 2, Scene 3 of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet is about a young boy, Romeo and a girl, Juliet, from the families Capulets and Motagues that don't get on well, who fall in love at first sight but ends in tragic as they couldn't find a way to come together so died. The play is set in Verona, Italy, 16th century. The Friar has a big dramatic impact in Act 2, Scene 3. He is a religious person who gives people advice and marries people. He was an important person because Friars cared about the society and had to make sure that people live a good life to go to heaven. There are a variety of themes in the play like love. Romeo and Juliet fall in love and this affects the Friar because he marries them. Another theme is tragedy, when Romeo and Juliet die. The Friar had a plan which didn't work and lead to the two deaths. The play showed how Romeo and Juliet's destiny which didn't match their free will and they didn't get what they wanted because destiny had chosen something else and they weren't together at the end. ...read more.

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This is paradox because he says that the faster you go, the more things you do wrong. They both are poetic in their use of language. Shakespeare uses iambic pentameter because each line of the play has ten beats. When the Friar is talking at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 3, he says, "The grey ey'd morn smiles on the frowning night." He uses personification to describe the morning and the night because he describes the morning as "grey ey'd" and the night as "frowning" like a human. The play shows nature as the Friar is taking about the flowers and is interested in nature. He wanted fresh flowers for his medicine. He says, "Now ere the sun advance his burning eye...I must upfill this osier cage of ours." He wanted to take the flowers before the sun goes down and he says "I must" which shows the idea of haste and urgency. Romeo and Juliet fall in love at first sight and in four days they get married and die. The audience would find this surprising because now girls and boys go out for a long time and don't get married as quickly. The Friar has a minor part in the play but I think he does influence the play because if he didn't marry Romeo and Juliet it might have not started the problem and his advices lead to their death. ...read more.

Conclusion

At the end of the play Romeo and Juliet die because Romeo thinks that Juliet really drank poison because he didn't get the letter from the Friar so he kills himself and when Juliet wakes up to see Romeo dead she kills herself. To one point it was Romeo's fault as he gets emotional and just kills himself but if the Friar didn't give the potion to Juliet it wouldn't have happened because he should have thought about the possibilities and the marriage brought Romeo and Juliet closer so if the Friar didn't marry them it might have not happened. The Friar is pardoned because he only gave advice and married Romeo and Juliet, which is what he has to do as a Friar, but I think he should have been punished because he was one of the reasons of the deaths and he interfered in the problem and caused it to grow. He might be feeling guilty at the end because two people had died because of what he had done. I think that audience in that century would have thought that the Friar shouldn't be punished because he was very important to everyone as he brought them closer to God and tried to solve everyone's problems but the new audience might have thought that the Friar should be punished because if he didn't interfere, Romeo and Juliet might have not died. ...read more.

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