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The Role of Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet

Summary: Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet serves to fulfill three main functions in the story. He is a confidant to Romeo, moves the plot along, and is instrumental to the tragedy at the end of the play. Therefore, even though Friar Laurence is in only seven scenes he is still an essential character to the play.
Friar Laurence

Mitchell Kirby

In 1959, a Greek poet said, "You'll come to learn a great deal if you study the insignificant in depth." This statement is true when analyzing the importance of minor characters. For instance, Friar Laurence in Romeo and Juliet, appears to play a small role, because of his mere seven scenes. However, closer examination reveals that the Friar plays a fundamental role in the development of the story. He is a confidant to Romeo, moves the plot, and is instrumental to the tragedy at the end of the play.

At the beginning of the play the reader learns that Friar Laurence and Romeo are close friends. This is apparent because the Friar is the first person to whom Romeo turns with the news of the marriage, and for help after he kills Tybalt. After Romeo explains to the...

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