Eulogy for Romeo from the Viewpoint of Friar Lawrence
People of Verona, we are here today to grieve the loss of a precious child of God and most precious son to the Montague family. Romeo Montague was a young man who was like a son to me who has passed away due to a series of misfortunate events involving; who he believed was the love of his life, Juliet of the house of Captulet and myself. It is a fact that Romeo passed away far too soon however, we can still remember the memories and lessons that Romeo has left with, especially those of peace and the friendship that he believed could be had between the Montague house and the house of Captulet.
I first knew Romeo as a little boy, who was born into a family that was involved in a harsh, long-lasting feud with the Capulet household. As Romeo grew older, I served as a mentor to him. He would often come to see me to talk about his problems with me and it was through these conversations that we became friends. I started to teach him to disregard the conflict between his family and the Capulets, and to always gain new friends, not enemies. Romeo really took these lessons and tried to use them in his life and apply them to the lives of overs as well. Romeo turned out to become a polite, kind, and caring young man who showed compassion to all those people around him, whether they be Montague or not. Romeo was never really into the fighting that was going on between the houses, instead he would rather try make peace with the Captulets so that there would be no more of the violence.
Romeo was also a vey loving person who wanted nothing but love with another person. At first he felt that he was in love with a Lady Rosaline. I remember one day, Romeo visited me in need of my advice. It turns out he was lovesick and depressed that Rosaline didn’t love Romeo as much as Romeo had loved her, and the fact that she decided to become a nun. Feeling sorry for Romeo, I told him to find another woman in Verona, also his...
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