Friar Laurence is a monk; he is a minor character in Shakespeare's tragedy "Romeo and Juliet", which occupies one of the key positions. The monk is presented to readers by a wise and shrewd person who understands that only love can destroy the long-standing opposition. Laurence the philosopher, meditating on the dialectical essence of things, besides this, he is a natural scientist. In his ideas and thoughts, he carries not church clichés, but intelligent ideas filled with love and kindness towards his neighbors. The monk does everything possible to unite two loving hearts and stop enmity, but by the will of evil fate, lovers die.
Friar Laurence in the Essays