Friar Lawrence: villain or savior? He gathers healing ingredients, but does he sew deadly deceit? Friar Lawrence knows and distrusts Romeo's infatuation with the feelings of love, no matter who inspires those feelings. Still he performs the hasty marriage between Romeo and Juliet. Why does he do this? Test your recollection of Friar Lawrence's motivations, actions and remarks with eNotes' quiz to Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet and find out instantly how much you know about this complex character.