What are some quotes that show that Friar Lawrence is a father figure to Romeo?
Just as we should consider the Nurse a parental figure to Juliet the same could be said for the Friar and Romeo. Friar Lawrence not only shows his affection for Romeo but he also gives him fatherly advice on more than one occasion.
In Act II, Scene 3, the Friar, as a father would, chastises Romeo for being out all night and for falling in love with another girl after so soon being in love with Rosaline. The Friar comments:
Young men’s love then lies
Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.
Therefore love moderately. Long love doth so.
Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.
Go, get thee to thy love, as was decreed.
Ascend her chamber. Hence and comfort her.
But look thou stay not till the watch be set,
For then thou canst not pass to Mantua,
Where thou shalt live till we can find a time
To blaze your marriage, reconcile your friends,
Beg pardon of the Prince, and call thee back
With twenty hundred thousand times more joy
Than thou went’st forth in lamentation.
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