The Importance of the Friar and the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet
Friar Laurence is a Franciscan friar who aids both Romeo and Juliet throughout the entire play. Choices he made figured out the outcome of the play and had he made different choices, the play might not have actually ended the way it did.
Friar Laurence is a male of excellent intents. He will always look on the intense side of things. The following quote indicates that Friar Laurence hopes that by weding Romeo and Juliet, the violence between the house of Montague and the house of Capulet will stop.
In one regard I’ll thy assistant be; for this alliance might so happy show, to turn your family rancour to pure love (Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 3, Line 86).
Another good example of his excellent intentions is when he informs Juliet that whatever will be all right despite the fact that Romeo is eradicated. She will take the sleeping potion and by the time Romeo pertains to pay his respects she will be up and alive again.
Shall Romeo by my letters understand our drift, and hither shall he come; and he and I will enjoy thy waking, which extremely night will Romeo bear thee to Mantua.
(Romeo and Juliet, Act 4, Scene 1, Line 114)
Sadly, for all his great intentions, the play still ends in disaster.
Friar Laurence is likewise a male ready to take dangers for the joy of others. He risks his track record as a friar in the following quote by recommending to Juliet that she drink a potion to prevent weding Paris so that she can marry Romeo.
Take thou this vial, beeing then in bed, and this distilled alcohol drink thou of
(Romeo and Juliet, Act 4, Scene 1, Line 93)
The nurse is a part of your home of Montague. She is a very down to earth female, who will be sure of Juliet’s happiness at all expenses. The following quote is an example of this.
But first let me tell ye, if ye should lead her in a fool’s paradise, as they state, it were a really
gross kind of behaviour, as they say; for the gentlewoman is young; and, for that reason, if you ought to deal double with her, truly it were an ill thing to be offered to any gentlewoman, and extremely weak dealing (Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 4, Line 107).
The nurse is really faithful to Juliet as displayed in the previous quote. The nurse is gambling at talking to Romeo for she understands that he is of your house of Montague and god knows the charge for the interaction in between.
The nurse is also a very funny character at times. She provides funny at serious points in the play to amuse the reader. The following quote is when the nurse go back to the Capulet home with news of Romeo’s intent towards Juliet. She is pretending to be in need of a massage for her hurting body when she effectively understands that Juliet is passing away to understand what Romeo has actually said.
I am aweary, offer me leave awhile:
Fie, how my bones ache! What a jaunt have I had! (Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 5, Line 25)
Not just does the nurse provide as a messenger for Juliet but she is required around for Lady Capulet to consult with Juliet. Lady Capulet is not comfy beeing alone with Juliet and she requires the nurse in the space to feel more comfy. The following quote illustrates my point.
Nurse, offer leave some time; We need to talk in trick- Nurse, come back once again (Romeo and
Juliet, Act 1, Scene 3, Line 7).
The nurse appears to work as a conciliator.
Both the nurse and Friar Laurence affect the entire result of the play tremendously. Had the friar not wed Romeo and Juliet, the catastrophe would never have occurred. Also, even if he had actually wed them, had he not provided Juliet the sleeping potion, Romeo would have had no factor to eliminate himself, then Juliet wouldn’t have either. The nurse likewise affected the outcome of the play. Had she not agreed to meet Romeo to consult with him, Juliet would not have actually understood Romeo’s objectives and they would not have actually had the ability to get married.
In conclusion, I believe that the friar and the nurse both impacted the outcome of the play a good deal. Friar Laurence with his threat taking and many concepts and the nurse with her careful eye over Juliet. Unfortunately, had the nurse and the friar not made the options they did, there might have been a different ending. For never was a story of more problem than this of Juliet and he Romeo (Romeo and Juliet, Act 5, Scene 3, Line 308).