A Franciscan friar tasked with delivering a letter explaining Friar Laurence and Juliet’s scheme of faking Juliet’s death to Romeo. However, he is held up en route, and never manages to get the letter to Mantua. As a result, Romeo has no knowledge of the plan and commits suicide upon finding Juliet’s “dead” body.
Friar John Character Timeline in Romeo and Juliet
The timeline below shows where the character Friar John appears in Romeo and Juliet. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Act 5, Scene 2