Friar Laurence’s choice
Friar Laurence lived in Verona for most of his life and he knew the hate between the Capulet and the Mercutio. If there is a chance, he would like to help to ease the relationship between the two families.
In his cell, beautiful tall trees besides the street. In the back yard, grasses grow tall and disorganized. “Finally, a chance came to me! Romeo and Juliet are married!” He thought, “but Romeo, why did you do such a stupid thing! I hold the marriage between you and Juliet, now you killed Tybalt, and you were exiled by the prince! Don’t you know you are the only one who can fix the hatred between the two families? Now, Juliet will be married with the Paris, what should I do? What should I do?”
Thick clouds are like a grey blanket moving on the shy and blanked the sunny sky. The friar was taking a walk in the back-yard thinking about the marriage of Juliet and Paris. He wants to take some action to help Juliet. Hopefully, Juliet came and complain about the marriage between herself and Paris. Beside those bushes in the backyard the girl is crying sadly. Her voice was so hoarse like her throat was rusty. “Such a poor girl, forced to marry someone you don’t like. I would do anything if it would help!” Friar Laurence thought, “It is so unfair that the opposition of two families are affecting the relationship between Romeo and Juliet. As a friar, I should help them, but I can’t change the reality.” He felt very upset, not only to the poor girl Juliet, but also, the hole society. He prays to the god, “God, please don’t let Juliet been torment anymore. Let she love who she should love and do what she wants to do. She is just a 13-years-old child!”
When the Friar heard Juliet wants to suicide, because of the marriage, he was totally shocked again. “How deep the love is between Romeo and Juliet were, even worth their life?” From now, the Friar went to take the risk whatever it cost. Because he can’t just watch the true love ended itself. So, he decided to tell her the method and the risk she will take.
Juliet almost collapsed in front of the friar. “A beauty like her should live in a free and peaceful world just like the garden of Eden, not in a world full of hate and pressure. I will do my best to help her to get out of this situation.” Then friar Laurence come up with an idea of faking the death of Juliet. Seeing Juliet went home happily. Friar Laurence said to himself, “This method has to work. This will help both Juliet and the two families.”