At first glance Friar Lawrence’s intentions of helping Juliet and Romeo marry are good

At first glance Friar Lawrence’s intentions of helping Juliet and Romeo marry are good. The comment “Perhaps this marriage will reunite the families” seems convincing, however, perhaps he knew what the faith of these characters would be – death; or perhaps through incomprehensive thought and disorganization he made honest mistakes.

In all of Shakespeare’s play there is a clear Protagonist, whether they are naïve or mature, a comic relief character who breaks the tragedy slightly; and finally an Antagonist. However all but one follows this code. In Romeo and Juliet there is no clear Antagonist considering their where enemies from both sides. The only possible solution for this unusual circumstance, it can only be concluded that the antagonist must have been under disguise and worked through deceit.