In this situation, I believe that Friar Lawrence is trying to explain to Romeo that he does not need to be so dramatic. That Romeo is taking this situation to the extreme and if he does not stop, then things could end up very badly. I do think that this is good advice, but I think Romeo and Juliet are not going to take it very well. As we all know the ending of the story, they don’t. I do think that Romeo and Juliet are modern people, as they are always talking poetically about the other and acting as if it would be the end of the world if they don’t get married.