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Friar Laurences interference in the lives of the characters in Romeo and Juliet set much of the fighting rage and ultimately death of these characters into motion Romeo and Juliet is the title of the great tragedy written by William Shakespeare The characters in this play include Paris Montague Romeo Lady Montague Capulet Juliet Lady Capulet Nurse Mercutio Benvolio Tybalt Friar Laurence Friar John and Apothecary Three points must be made in order to prove the thesis statement and they include Friar Laurences involvement in the marriage of Romeo and Juliet the Friars lying to Capulet and his family and his involvement in the false death of Juliet Romeo and Juliet may have thought that they fell in love but the Friar should have known that they were just kids and they were really rushing into things In Romeo and Juliet Friar Laurence says These violent delights have violent ends and in their triumph die like fire and powder which as they kiss consume the sweetest honey Is loathsome in his own deliciousness and in the taste confounds the appetite Therefore love moderately long love doth so too swift arrives as tardy as too slow When he says this he is giving Romeo a warning to think his marriage over before he goes through with it and he is trying to say that once he is pulled into this so-called love it will take him over and eventually kill him The Friar is trying to say that quick love will end up as a tragedy and he is foreshadowing the rest of the play The second example of this would be when the Friar went ahead and married the two teenagers He thinks that this marriage will bring together the two feuding families when it will only separate them even more The marriage was a huge mistake and was probably the biggest cause of the tragedy because Romeo and Juliet are star-crossed lovers who
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