This passage is significant because the theme of blind devotion further develops. Juliet's extreme love for Romeo is the sole cause for her extreme hatred of Paris. Juliet is blindly devoted to loving Romeo and not sinning, or in other words, having two husbands. She does not care that perhaps Paris may be better than Romeo, that Paris comes from the Prince's family, or that her father recommends him. She is set on her decision and disregards the consequences of evading such marriage. Be it being locked up with snakes, bears, or with skeletal remains; she will face her greatest fears because she is locked into her mindset.
Some people say love makes people do crazy things, in this case it’s adolescent brain development. “Romeo and Juliet” is tragic drama written by William Shakespeare that tells a story about two tenneagers who met on Sunday, got married on Monday, and caused six deaths by Thursdays. The acts of the irrational teens can be explained by MRI researcher Sarah- Jayne Blakemore. As stated by Ms.Blakemore her research says that the prefrontal cortex is still growing and developing. The continued growth drives to risk taking, uncontrollable impulsive behavior, easily embarrassed, impress friends, excessive mood swings, and self-consciousness. My thesis on adolescent brain development sheds light on some of the nonsensical decision making is Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, as characters certainly face the impulse control, self-consciousness, and risk taking.
The question of who is most responsible for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet can be complicated. Almost everybody in the play can be blamed because everybody has pitched in a little. There are many characters in the play by William Shakespeare who wronged Romeo and Juliet. The characters that contributed the most to Romeo’s and Juliet’s deaths are Friar Laurence, Lord Capulet and Paris.
Shakespeare’s theme about Romeo and Juliet is love. The message about love is that it is complicated. It is shown by Romeo trying to be with Rosaline and Juliet.
Romeo and Juliet is a well-known play written by William Shakespeare. Even though it is famous for being a love story, Shakespeare demonstrates that rebellion is closely tied together either it through the characters: Juliet, Romeo and Tybalt. By defying their families, authority and society's expectations, they set in motion the events in this tragedy.
Juliet did not want to, legally could not, marry Paris. The whole cause of the huge confliction is due to the parents. They did not want Juliet to marry Romeo, because he is a Montague. They thought Paris would be a better match for Juliet. When Juliet refuses to marry Paris, Capulet freaks out. In Shakespeare's play capulet states, “Thursday is near; lay hand on heart advise. And you be mine, I’ll give you to my friend; And you be not, hang, beg, starve, and die in the streets, For, by my soul, I’ll ne’er acknowledge thee, Nor what is mine shall never do thee good. Trust to’t. Bethink you. I’ll not be forsworn.” (III.v.192-197). After her father storms out, Juliet looks to her mother for help. All Lady Capulet says is, “Talk not to me, For I’ll not speak a word. Do as thou wilt, for I have done with thee” (III.v.204-205). Juliet, not knowing what to do, asks her nurse, who is her closest family member, who she should be with. The nurse who was originally on team Romeo and Juliet, has now decided Juliet should be with Paris. In the 1996 version of Romeo & Juliet by Baz Luhrmann the Nurse gives Juliet a big speech. She says that she might be a better fit with Paris. That makes Juliet mad and Juliet calls her a
Shakespeare uses both romantic and identity crushes to show that parents should take teenage crushes seriously by providing examples of stories and lessons he put together into his plays. For example, One of his many famous plays he has created that is a great example of both romantic and identity crushes is Romeo and Juliet.
The underdevelopment of teenage brains gives teenagers an extreme level of impulsivity and immaturity. Romeo and Juliet is a perfect example of a story in which the idiosyncrasies of the teenage brain create plot conflicts in Romeo and Juliet, a tragedy by William Shakespeare, the main characters, Romeo and Juliet, tend to make very impulsive decisions. Throughout the play, Romeo and Juliet make decisions that are clearly damaging and not well considered. Romeo and Juliet make these decisions because of their teenage impulsivity as teenagers’ decisions-making skills are not fully developed yet. In addition, teenage brains have difficulties in processing emotions. Teenage brains also make teenagers prone to accessing the risks and consequences
How strange is it if adults were acting as kids and kids were acting like adults? Ironically, this situation happens in the Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, a sad and tragic story. Throughout the story, Juliet, one of the protagonists of the story, begins showing signs that she was coming of age. In the beginning of the story, Juliet is described as the only daughter of the Capulets and she always depended on the Nurse, her mother, and her father. This all changed after Juliet fell in love with Romeo. When she met Romeo, she starts to change her behavior and begins to mature. Juliet clearly comes of age throughout the story as she begins as a naïve youth, who struggles to overcome challenges and begins making mature decisions.
Decisions that we make can have some major consequences and cause conflict in our everyday life, but decisions made in literary stories could have major consequences and conflict as well. Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare is a great example of how hasty decisions can affect the characters and the story plot. Three decisions that impacted the plot of the story are made by Romeo and Juliet, who decide to get married in secret; Friar Laurence, who makes a potion that sends Juliet into a deep sleep; and Romeo, who kills himself because of a broken heart.
During Act One, Scene Three, Lady Capulet is pressuring Juliet to get married by telling her that getting married at her age now will make her a good mother. Lady Capulet also goes on saying that when she was Juliet’s age, she was already married and had Juliet at around fourteen years old. During Act Three, Scene Five, Juliet tells Lady Capulet that Paris will not make her a
Oh poor Juliet but if she had listened to her mother she would still be alive. Juliet could have easily married Paris and everything would of turned out fine. “I'll look to like, if looking liking move” (DBQ:project,2013) in this quote Juliet is saying she will look at Paris to like him but if she has no interest in him the relationship will go no further. Instead Juliet chose to only think about herself and not her kingdom or family, not to mention she fell in love with her family's enemy. Can you blame a young girl for choosing to love rather than choosing the mature option. Juliet was not yet mature enough to make such serious decisions with her life, but yet she still could
In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet there are many different forces to blame for the tragic deaths of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. Some might say the haste of the young lovers is to blame, others might say it was the feud between the Montague and Capulet families that brought on the tragic deaths. I believe that it was the Capulet parents that are to blame. I feel this because they tried forcing Juliet into an arranged marriage while she was grieving the death of her cousin, they threatened to disown her if she didn’t follow through with the marriage, and nobody, not even the nurse, was there to comfort her and give her the help and advice she needed. In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare presents the idea that love
It is viewed as a perfect love story that many people reference when speaking of love. However, the truth is that the rash actions of fictional characters Romeo and Juliet are manifested in a bitter reality. Many teens today do not realize the possible outcomes of rash actions they make and how they may affect the lives of their loved ones as well as themselves. By understanding the reasoning behind their actions, it is possible to educate teenagers today about the possible consequences of such behavior. It is of the utmost importance to ensure that such tragic consequences are avoided in the future to make the world a safer and easier place to live
In the play Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare uses real life scenarios to convey a deep and heartwarming literary work. Romeo and Juliet showcase different types of love throughout the play in unique characters. First, Shakespeare creates the love and bond of friendship between Romeo, Benvolio and Mercutio. Secondly, to show parental love he uses characters such as, Friar Laurence, Capulet, Lady Capulet, and Nurse. Lastly, Shakespeare uses Romeo and Juliet to show true love.