In Romeo and Juliet old Friar Lawrence acts as confidant to the young Romeo as does the Nurse to Juliet. But he is not only a confidant to the misguided youth. Friar Lawrence has a duty to maintain towards all the people of Verona. He is their priest and their role model.
Romeo and Juliet: Friar Laurence and Nurse Comparative Essay However, when the two (Friar and Nurse) learn about the forbidden love, their views on the marriage contrast. While the Friar is supportive of the lovers, the Nurse has more of a biased opinion.