Each and every day, people make sacrifices for their loved ones. Maybe they choose to get up earlier in order to do chores or miss an important meeting so that they would have time for each other. There is no greater example of sacrifices for loved ones than in Romeo and Juliet however, where Shakespeare explores two star-crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, who come from two families that have a deep hatred towards each other. The pair meet each other, secretly wed, and then in order to stay together, commit suicide out of despair and distress. Through Romeo and Juliet’s acts of defiance and sacrifice, Shakespeare proves that while hate has the power to destroy and kill, love is even more powerful as it has the power to transform.
Themes of Romeo and Juliet~ The Force of Fate The two star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, had a fate that they could not escape. The play Romeo and Juliet was written by William Shakespeare.
Romeo and Juliet, what a vile love story, that leads to the death of four main characters in a play that only lasted seven days. Romeo, Tybalt, and Paris all loved Juliet to the heart but Juliet knew which one was more important and which one could fade. They each had a different kind of love towards Juliet, but we find out whose love was here to stay as the others passed away. During the entire seven days, this story went down, many events happened to make Romeo (Juliet worst family enemy) to her husband, with the help of there trusty adult friends Friar Lawrence and the Nurse to help them make their choices; which sometimes isn't really the best choice for that scenario. Romeo was the first character to express his kind of love for
Shakespeare based the poem “Romeo and Juliet” on the poem “Pyramus and Thisbe”. As you could imagine, these stories are very similar, but do contain some differences. These stories are about two teenagers that try to go against their family’s wishes and see each other. But, in the end Pyramus, Romeo, Thisbe, and Juliet kill themselves because of their unfortunate circumstances. Having “Romeo and Juliet” being written based on the ideas of the poem “Pyramus and Thisbe” implies that there will be many characteristics belonging the plot, conflicts, and characters that will be alike and different.
He also leaves Juliet alone in the tomb after she awakens to find her beloved Romeo dead. Friar Lawrence is a moral man, but his hubris leads to the death of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo considers the Friar someone he can confide in, and he tells the Friar of his newfound love for Juliet. The Friar’s excessive pride allows him to agree to wed Romeo and Juliet, hoping he can bring the Montagues and Capulets together, though these families hatred spans generations.
When someone takes their own life there must be a reason, right? In Romeo and Juliet, a famous tragedy written by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet fall deeply in love with one another, even though their families have been sworn enemies for ages. While everything seems to be going alright at the beginning of the play, at the end of the play both, Romeo and Juliet, end up killing themselves. Even though Romeo and Juliet took their own lives, their deaths are ultimately caused by Friar Lawrence, because his small actions, at the time, had a huge impact on the lives of Romeo and Juliet. The marriage of Romeo and Juliet, overseen by Friar Lawrence, was the first of many mistakes Friar made. He married Romeo and Juliet for all the wrong reasons.
There is one thing embedded human society and that is blame. Blame overall is the action of putting shame on a person because they may or may not have done something incorrectly. Blame seems to be used a lot with people because they do not want to accuse themselves of the problem for the reason to not look bad in front of others, so therefore they resort to blaming others. For instants, in William Shakespeare's play, Romeo and Juliet, blame seems to be an important factor because there are many people who are to at fault for Romeo and Juliet's inevitable demise. From what the story shares, there are many people at fault but I believe that the two factors to blame for Romeo and Juliet death are the Juliet parents and Romeo and Juliet’s want
Romeo and Juliet’s decision to kiss and get married leads to the stress of having to hide their marriage from their families. Tybalt’s inflammable personality and Romeo’s passionate urge for revenge leads to the deaths of Mercutio and Tybalt. Finally, Romeo and Juliet’s impulsive decisions to kill themselves lead to woe for both the Capulets and the Montagues. This tragedy demonstrates to the audience what could happen if they make quick and impulsive decisions. It teaches them to make careful and well thought out choices, as well as to not make decisions based on emotions.
Both romeo and juliet believed that they could not live without one another so when romeo mistakenly thought juliet died, he killed himself which led to the death of juliet. Throughout the story, the recurring problem of the rising tensions between the two families always makes things harder and harder for romeo and juliet. Both romeo and juliet hate being montagues and capulets, and it is very clear and easy to see this because it is shown during the story when Juliet says “Deny thy father and refuse thy name. Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.’’
They weren't just looking for escapism from their families, but also Juliet was seeking for a way to escape marrying Paris. When Romeo figures out who Juliet is he says to himself, “My life is in the hands of my enemy.”(1.5.118). This is stating that his life depends on Juliet his worst enemy, which is also kind of stating that this might be his way of escaping from the family brawls. Also Juliet talks about how she is in love with her worst rival.
Many characters in the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet are to blame for their deaths, because of reasons of fate or perhaps actions of other characters. However, the characters are not to completely blame for the tragedy for they were just a fragment that led up to the events. The feud between the families only made the couple 's love somewhat impossible, thus only an obstacle in their path that they themselves worsened. Had both lovers respected their families wishes the whole tragedy wouldn 't have happened and the casualties of the affair would 've still been alive. In other words, the ones to blame for this incident is Romeo and Juliet themselves, their hasty decisions led to conflicts, led to the deaths of others and ultimately causing the deaths of theirselves.
Juliet only briefly thinks of the difficulty of the two families coming together, but is then drawn back to Romeo’s convincing suggestion. This situation is one of the fatal mistakes that leads to the death of Romeo, Juliet, and many others. In another instance, Tybalt engaged in a fight with Mercutio, Romeo’s best friend, resulting in Mercutio’s death. Mercutio stepped in to take Romeo’s place unaware of the fact that Romeo was now part of the Capulet family and therefore unwilling to fight Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin. When Mercutio died, instead of thinking about what the consequences might be, Romeo slayed Tybalt instantly.
So to try and cheer up their daughter they try and marry her to another man to get her spirits up. This supports that Tybalt is to blame because his death leads to a lot more events like the capulet finding out and being heartbroken, but Juliet is even more sad because Romeo has been punished to exile but her parents do not know that they are married. So to try and cheer up their daughter they try and marry her to another man to get her spirits
Two families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are rivals. Romeo the son of the Montagues and Juliet the daughter of the Capulets fall in love. They try to find a way to be together between their families’ endless quarreling. The attempt to be together and simple miscommunication led to the suicide of both Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is at fault for taking his and Juliet’s lives because he made impulsive decisions and did what was best for himself without thinking of others.
Looking around a highschool classroom and studying the faces of the students. Wondering about the choices they have made, universal choices that will permanently affect them and their future, like ripples on the water of a usually still lake. Contemplating where they would be if previous decisions had been decided in a different manner, curious of where and who they would be. The decisions that they have previously made will continue to ripple and affect their lives. It truthfully really leaves a person to wonder, why humans are unable to base decisions off of other people’s mistakes whether fictional or real.