Romeo and Juliet

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“The road to failure is paved with good intentions”- W. Clement Stone. In life, we make many good intentions to help ourselves and even others. Though sometimes, if our actions do not follow our intentions our plans may not succeed. In the novel, Romeo and Juliet written by William Shakespeare, Friar Laurence has good intentions of wedding two teen lovers and helping them succeed in spending their lives together. However, his plans do not conquer. The marriage of Romeo and Juliet, Juliet's potion and Friar Laurence's fleeing of Juliet's tomb are all examples that show Friar Laurence's well-meaning actions ending in disastrous results. The marriage of Romeo and Juliet is one example of Friar Laurence's actions ending in disastrous results because first, Friar Laurence agrees to marry the couple when Romeo goes to him even though shortly before he told Romeo that he was moving on too fast, and loving with his eyes and not his heart. “So soon forsaken? / Young men's love then lies / Not truly in their hearts, but in their eyes.” (2:3:65-69). Despite these actions that lead to a disastrous ending, they still had good intentions. Laurence agreed to marry Romeo to Juliet because he believed it would end the feud between the Capulet and Montague family. “But come, young waverer, come go with me / In one respect I'll thy assistant be / For this alliance may so happy prove / To turn your households' rancour to pure love.” (2:3:92-95). Next, Friar Laurence and Juliet's Nurse, accompany Romeo and Juliet in their plan to sneak off early in the morning to his cell and marry before anyone finds out. This is also part of Friar Laurence's well-meaning actions that ended disastrously because, Friar Laurence still agreed to marry the two star-crossed lovers because he wants them to live happily. Juliet's Nurse had even been more of a mother to Juliet, and raised and nursed her when she was younger so it is also important to her to see Juliet happy. “So smile the heavens upon this...
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