How did Friar Laurence lie in Romeo and Juliet?
While Friar Lawrence does not directly lie to anyone in the play, he does deceive the entire community of Verona by marrying Romeo and Juliet in secret, helping hide Romeo, and giving Juliet a potion that allows her to fake her own death. Initially, Friar Lawrence agrees to marry both Romeo and Juliet in secret because he believes that their marriage will end the ongoing family feud between the Montagues and Capulets. In act 2, scene 6, Friar Lawrence marries the couple in secret and the only other person that is aware of their marriage is the Nurse. After Romeo murders Tybalt , Friar Lawrence once again deceives Verona's society by hiding Romeo in his cell until the Nurse arrives and tells...
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