Character Report

FRIAR LAWRENCE
1. What does your character want in this scene (this is the objective)?
- Friar Lawrence wants to allow everyone to know the truth. He basically is sick of all of this tragic love and wants to end it (even if it might consider ending his life.)

2. What is your character’s motivation for doing what he or she does?
- The friar's motivation seems to be his earnest yearn for the truth to be exposed and peace to overcome all else.

3. What obstacles stand in his or her way?

- A great obstacle would be whether he should reveal the truth or not. Also, his letter to Romeo was not delivered, so the Friar, himself, would have to hide Juliet until Romeo got the new letter. Death seems to be a major theme or obstacle in these sections.
4. What happens when your character confronts these obstacles?
- The Friar is able to confront these obstacles by facing them the hard way. He just told the truth. He chose the right direction even though it was dangerous.

5. Are there any distinctive elements in your character’s way of speaking? (Is his or her language elaborate, plain, musical, or what?)
- The Friar always seems to be very solemn and serious. He stands for what is right and devotes his life to Jesus.

6. What is your character thinking during the scene (this is the subtext)? (How does he or she react to the other characters and events?)
- My character is probably completely exhausted because he just realized his plans led to the death of numerous innocent men. The Friar doesn't even seem to be startled just very sullen and upset. He is repenting his sins gracefully.

Lady Capulet

1. What does your character want in this scene (this is the objective)?
- Lady Capulet's objective in this scene would be to know what is happening. She is bewildered by the outcries

2. What is your character’s motivation for doing what he or she does?
- Lady Cap's main motivation is Juliet, her one and only precious daughter.

3. What obstacles stand in his or her way?

- A great obstacle would be her daughter. She is dead and is terribly depressed because she is no longer here.
4. What happens when your character confronts these obstacles?
- My character is greatly saddened by all of these numerous deaths. She cries out "O me!"

5. Are there any distinctive elements in your character’s way of speaking? (Is his or her language elaborate, plain, musical, or what?)
- My character is a caring mother and talks in a proper way as any mother would try to exemplify for their child.

6. What is your character thinking during the scene (this is the subtext)? (How does he or she react to the other characters and events?)
- My character is probably thinking of how tragic her life has become because of her dear daughter. But not only because of that, but because they are oppositions with the Montague family.

Romeo and Juliet: 5.3.195-321

Characters
Friar Lawrence & Lady Capulet

Basic Events
- Numerous are dead (Romeo, Juliet, Paris)
- Everyone is greatly depressed
- Prince is very angry and demands for an explanation
- Balthasar (servent) brings in suspects
- Friar Lawrence confesses and explains the whole story very briefly
- Capulet and Montague make a treaty and finally stop their hate

Key Purposes
- Our scene is the last scene. It basically is the resolution of the whole conflict of Romeo and Juliet. Also, in this scene the truth is revealed to everyone. A valuable lesson is also taught about how family feuds are horrible and should be put to an end. In this case, even death occurred.

Reactions
- I was very startled by the fact that Shakespeare basically murdered everyone vital in the story. Yet, I think he ended the story magnificently because it seems more interesting. I like sad stories that make people cry, it didn't exactly make me cry, but it sure did make me feel sympathy for the star crossed lovers. I enjoyed this book very much!