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Romeo and Juliet is one of Shakespeares 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 Some characters have very little to do with the plot but some have the plot revolving around them Friar Lawrence does not have very much time on stage but the time he does have is crucial to the plot line Through his words Friar Lawrence demonstrates the he is a good intentioned yet sometimes short-sighted man who is not afraid to take risks to help others One of Friar Lawrences most favourable traits is how good intentioned he is He may do something out of the ordinary if he thinks the outcome will help someone he cares for For example when he says In one respect Ill thy assistant be for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households rancour to pure loveAct 2 Scene 3 he is saying that the only reason he will marry Romeo and Juliet is because he hopes that the marriage will end the hostilities between the two houses When he says Shall Romeo by my letters know our drift and hither shall he come and he and I shall watch thy waking and that very night shall Romeo bear thee to Mantua Act 4 Scene 1 he tells Juliet how everything will be all right Unfortunately for all his good intentions the play still ends in tragedy Friar Lawrence is a man who is not afraid to take risks when he feels it is neccesary to help someone For example in Act 2 Scene 6 when he marries Romeo and Juliet he is risking his reputation as a Friar so he can help the two lovers Also when he says Take thou this vial being then in bed and this distilled liquor drink though off
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