“Star-crossed lovers, heartbreaks and regret. When I look in your eyes I wish we never met.” Therefore, even though Romeo and Juliet met and had fun while it lasted it shows how emotionally that they wished they never did since their love made them die.Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare is a play about two star-crossed lovers that are from opposing household who fall in love,marry, and then die. Romeo and Juliet was made back in the Elizabethan era where they more realide on the stars for what going to happen in the future. Predetermined destiny is a major element in Romeo and Juliet because in the play they use the stars to foreshadow events just like they did back in that era. They display predetermined destiny by using love, star crossed lovers, and fate.
In conclusion, Shakespeare’s use of celestial imagery during the speech Romeo makes to Juliet displays Romeo’s inner universe of which he is the heart; the center that controls the other parts of the body or in this case celestial bodies. In his selfish nature, he exposes his ignorance towards his need to possess power over Juliet, too arrogant to even realize his own objectification of her. Ultimately, Romeo indirectly offers Juliet an ultimatum, her voice, her vulnerability and her freedom in exchange for not his vows of love, but of lust. Unlike Romeo’s definition of love, true love is when a person realizes that someone else 's happiness deserves to be greater than their own. It’s when someone morphs you into a better person, without forcing you to give up any part of yourself.
Romeo and Juliet were from two different families with a long history of the rivalry when the two lovers meet and fall in love. Despite the warnings from a mutual friend, they are married and are left to face the consequences. This romantic tragedy depicts the that “the tragic end of Romeo and Juliet [was] inevitable” (Carter). Shakespeare utilizes the two main characters dreams to foreshadow the tragic ending to the play. William Shakespeare; poet, author, and playwright, demonstrates of fate through the dreams, characters, and dialogue within Romeo and Juliet.
William Shakespeare once said, “Death is a fearful thing”. This does not relate to the play Romeo and Juliet because they are willing to take risks that jeopardize their life. Juliet and Romeo are fine with taking their lives for each other because they are willing to do anything for each other. In the play, Romeo and Juliet are in love, but they have problems with their families having a feud with one another. They try to overcome their families hating each other, however, they cannot overcome it and eventually they die because of the feud.
Fate plays a large role in carrying along the story and characters until the deaths of Romeo and Juliet. It pushes characters against their beliefs and reasoning, it threads together the story in unlikely and convenient ways, and is always one step ahead of the characters throughout the entirety of the story. Fate is sometimes mentioned and criticized by characters in the play; however, it continues to shape their actions and decisions despite their slight awareness of its presence. A prime example of this control is shown when Romeo gets a bad feeling about going into the Capulet party. “I fear, too early; for my mind misgives some consequence yet hanging in the stars...” (I.IV.391).
As the title says, the main characters are Romeo and Juliet. To tell you a short summary, Capulet, which is Juliet’s side, and Montague, which is Romeo’s side, are enemies to each other. One day, Romeo goes to the Capulets’ party and meets Juliet. But their families have bad feelings to each other so their love was not going to be successful. They had to meet secretly without anyone noticing and what’s worse, Juliet already had a fiancé called Paris.
Recreating a classic story such as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet from stage to film is a difficult task, but both Franco Zeffirelli and Baz Luhrmann were able to execute the challenge. This classic play is based on the story of “a pair of star-crossed lovers” (Rom. 1.0.6) who fall in love despite the feud happening between their families. Sadly, even with the undying love they have for each other, their love story ends in a tragedy. The story of Romeo and Juliet is a typical love at first sight plot but includes various other aspects that make the story interesting and different to other movies or stories with the same basic plot line.
While she has internalised the social convention that man ought to do the wooing to the passive female, she does the exact opposite of what she says because of Demetrius’ “wrongs”. He has, prior to the play, proved to be disloyal towards her while she remains faithful and woos him to fix their relationship therefore subverting the gender roles. Like her other female counterparts in the play, Helena’s love becomes the stimulant for the chaos she creates. To Alexander Leggatt, the lovers in A Midsummer Night’s Dream are so “deeply embedded in the experience of love that they are unaware of convention”, rather than being unaware, they are conscientiously fighting the conventions on the grounds of love, for their love to achieve what they desire (Legatt
We can see that Shakespeare relates the young love to impulsiveness and rush and represents how this is lamented. Finally, the last external aspect that influences their love, but not the least important, is the fate. It seems that from the beginning their fate is marked by external aspects, so they are not the responsible of their tragedy. The play starts with the introduction of the term ‘star-crossed lovers’ (Prologue). The idea of being “dolls” manipulated by the stars and destine is transmitted along the whole play, even through the words of Romeo and Juliet who have several intuitions.
Firstly, Friar Laurence married Romeo and Juliet knowing that their families hated each other and that it could end very poorly (Shakespeare 944-45). Friar knew this was a bad idea, but he continued with it and married the two. However, if he did not do this he would never be in trouble and Romeo and Juliet would then have to get married the ordinary way, thus, letting both families know. Next Friar decides to give Juliet a vial which will put her in a death-like state and sends a letter to Romeo about the plan, but it does not get to him (Shakespeare 993-1012). If Friar Laurence did not give Juliet the vial, Romeo would not kill himself because he thinks Juliet is dead.