Why does Friar Laurence hide Romeo?

Why does Friar Laurence hide Romeo?

3.3: After Romeo kills Tybalt, Friar Laurence hides the banished young man in his cell. He tries to convince Romeo that he should be grateful that the Prince has sentenced him to banishment, not death. The Friar promises Romeo that they will work out a plan to get Romeo a pardon from the Prince and bring him back.

Why did Tybalt kill Mercutio?

Tybalt ultimately attacks Mercutio because the garrulous and hot-headed character insults Tybalt and goads him into a duel to protect Romeo’s honor. From the beginning of the encounter in Act 3, Scene 1, it’s clear that Mercutio is itching for a fight.

Is Friar Laurence a priest?

Friar Laurence, a well-intentioned but foolish Franciscan priest in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Why is Mercutio killed?

He wants to fight Romeo to defend his family’s honor. When Romeo steps between them to stop the confrontation, Tybalt stabs Mercutio under Romeo’s arm. Thus, Tybalt kills Mercutio, probably for a few reasons: first, he is Romeo, his enemy’s, friend. Second, Mercutio himself does come at Tybalt with his sword.

Does Friar Laurence tell the truth?

My short answer to it is that he does tell the truth partly, but clearly he does not reveal the way that he had rather arrogantly hoped to be the man responsible for healing the breach between the two feuding houses of the Montagues and the Capulets.

Who is to blame for Mercutio’s death?


Who kills who Romeo and Juliet?

Mercutio – Stabbed from under Romeo’s arm by Tybalt. Often viewed as accidental, since Tybalt may have been trying to kill Romeo. Tybalt – Stabbed by Romeo as revenge for Mercutio’s death. Lady Montague – Died from heartbreak upon hearing about her son’s banishment.

Is Friar Lawrence bad?

The Friar knew in his mind that it was wrong to help Romeo run away with his lover, (Juliet) however, because he was more than a priest to Romeo and Juliet, he knew they were in a desperate situation and did genuinely want to help. To conclude, Friar Lawrence was a good man.

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