“Taking thy part, hath rush’d aside the law. And turned that black word ‘death’ to ‘banishment’. This is dear mercy, and thou seest it not.” Friar Lawrence does what is right, he reprimands Romeo for thinking that death is better than banishment. He then also nurtures him. A good parent would show affection and love after telling off their child so that the child would be able to learn from their mistakes. He understands what Romeo is going through and puts himself in Romeos place and guides Romeo to what he should do. This portrays the Friar as an understanding parent, something that a parent should have to cope with their role. Due to Friar Lawrence understanding Romeo’s situation he is able to provide advice.