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The Friar agrees to marry romeo and Juliet because he want them to be happy, but he...

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bergcar | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted February 25, 2012 at 6:10 AM via web

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The Friar agrees to marry romeo and Juliet because he want them to be happy, but he also has another motive. What is that motive?

what does it reveal about his character

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pirateteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted February 25, 2012 at 6:22 AM (Answer #1)

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I've always believed that the Friar helps marry Romeo and Juliet becuase he sees their union as a chance to end the feud between the two families.  If he can marry the two, and give the family time to accept it, he can help return peace to the streets of Verona.

This shows us that the Friar is a kind man, but is also a practical man.  The feud has been going on for too long and has taken too many lives.  The Prince has already decreed that if the two families spill any more blood there will be harsh punishments, so the Friar, who is responsible for the souls of all his parishoners, wants them to have peace.

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