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Friar Lawrence





Per.2nd English


3/27/03


For me to imagine the physical characteristics of Friar Lawrence is that his caring, helpful and that he want what’s best for Juliet life. His very cooperative priest and that his trying to convince Juliet not to commit suicide but instead giving her hope of something else that will help her love one (Romeo) be with her and love each other. His voice is very convincing and that in fact, his a priest Juliet will listen to him. But his not taking advantage of her, rather by just helping her to do something, in a different nor good way.


One speech that Friar Lawrence gave Juliet is when Juliet shows him the knife and that Friar tried convincing her about the other plan that he has that could probably work. For example “Hold, daughter, I do spy a kind of hope, Which craves as desperate an execution As that is desperate which we would prevent. If, rather to marry County Paris. Thou has strength of will “slay” thyself, Then is it likely thou wilt undertake A thing like death to chide away this shame, That crop’st with death himself to ‘scape from it; And if thou dares, I’ll give thee remedy.” This text gives very good example of Friar trying to help Juliet, and saying that even if she’s so desperate not to marry Paris and she’ll do anything against it, Friar explains that execution should be prevented, and that there is another hope or another way to prevent her from killing herself.


This character wants to help Juliet in a way that it wouldn’t hurt her, or make her kill herself. His expanding himself to the idea Juliet is been saying towards different wording and in a different idea.


Friar Lawrence has to deal with stuff like how Paris has no plans for the wedding and just waiting for it to come and happen. Also with Juliet’s decision toward wanting committing suicide, but Friar has his ways of convincing her and dealing with all kind of his different problems.


Friar Lawrence also has to go to some kinds of obstacles like getting to know how Juliet feels about the wedding and about Romeo. He has to deal with serious and confidentially because everyone confess to him and their problems.


Friar Lawrence is confuse about everybody’s problem, like Juliet, because in case that he doesn’t have a plan and Juliet kills herself, maybe he’ll feel guilty about it and blame himself for what had happen. His also sad because Juliet is marrying someone she is not happy to be with and will do anything to marry the person she wanted, even kill herself. Lastly Friar relate to the other character by understanding their problems and trying to help them solve it, either giving them a better idea or by talking them out of it. He always listens to them first and then talk, he doesn’t interrupt them while they are talking, and he wants to hear the whole thing, before he gets in the way. That’s why his a priest.