Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet Act iv scene 115-126

Explain what the risks of Friar Laurence's plan might be? What is an essential component of the plan?

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Friar Laurence proposes a complicated plan to help Juliet reunite with Romeo. The Friar will give Juliet a special potion that will effectively kill her for 48 hours; she will exhibit no signs of life. Following their family tradition, her parents will place her body in the Capulet vault. Meanwhile, Friar Laurence will send a letter to Romeo, instructing him of the plan so that the boy can meet Juliet in the tomb and then lead her away from Verona. Juliet approves of the plan.

An essential component for this plan will be to make sure that Romeo is informed. We soon find out that this is not the case...... and that the Friar's plan will end tragically.