In Romeo and juliet a theme is their love has to overcome many boundaries, but in the end death conquers all. In act one scene five, lines 91-110 Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time. In this scene love has to conquer the boundary of holy vs. profane, as said by Romeo, “If I profane thee with my unworthiest hand… My lips two blushing pilgrims ready stand to smooth that rough touch with a gentle kiss. (91-95, Shakespeare)”. Romeo describes his touch as as unworthy and profaning to Juliet’s saintlike hand. He then goes on to say his lips are two blushing pilgrims, or wanderers awaiting to kiss Juliet’s. Juliet further ameliorates him by saying, “...for saints have hands that pilgrims’ hands do touch And palm to Palm is holy palmers’ kiss. (98-100, Shakespeare)”. Juliet makes excuse of Romeo touching her hand by agreeing that his touch is profaning, but if he be a pilgrim and she a saint it is …show more content…
Shakespeare uses physical and psychological imagery, such as the strain the lovers feel by disobeying their family names, to develop his theme. Now love must surpass the psychological boundary of family lineage as Juliet calls, “O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy name! Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love, and I shall no longer be a Capulet. (75-78, Shakespeare)”. The lovers are aware that their family names are a boundary that keeps them apart, but have the desire to be together so they claim to ignore it. Shakespeare writes Juliet as calling out in desperation as she vows to disobey her family name, and the image of the balcony to show that her and Romeo are kept physically apart by a psychological boundary. Romeo agrees to deny his family lineage for Juliet, “...Henceforth I never will be Romeo. (85-86, Shakespeare)”. The Lovers agree to deny the psychological boundary of their names and allow love to conquer
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No matter how holy a man may be, sin will efface into his choices. In The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, two teenagers find themselves in a whirl of conflict by falling in love. However, their families have had a seemingly perpetual feud for years. This forces Romeo and Juliet to believe that their love is forbidden, and that they will never have a happy ending. Disregarding the feud, Friar Lawrence mindlessly assists the teenagers in their journey of love by illegally bringing them even closer than before.
“From forth the fatal loins of these two foes/A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life,/Whose misadventured piteous overthrows/Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife.” (1 Prologue, lines 5-8) A quote from William Shakespeare’s most popular play, “The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” tells the story of two teens who fall in love in Verona, Italy. Their love, however, is taboo due to the long-lasting feud between their families. Climatically, their forbidden love ends with both Romeo and Juliet killing themselves.
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” Dr. Seuss once said. This statement can be used to examine not only modern literature, but also literature of the past. More importantly, it can be applied to the Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, one of the most well known pieces of writing regarding love, to determine its purpose. Moreover, it can also show whether Shakespeare was successful in achieving this purpose.
The classical ideas of calmness, stoical patience, and broad-mindedness should be joined in human conduct with the Christian virtues of love, faith, and hope” (McKay 384). The themes of love and hope hold prominence in many of Shakespeare’s tragedies. His ability to illustrate characters through actions and emotions largely associates him with this central idea. The use of describing characters through emotive language is largely evident in Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare describes Romeo and Juliet as “star-crossed lovers”, and he perfectly illustrates this idea by showing the extremes that the two protagonists go through just to be in each other’s
“Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other” (Felix Adler). True love contains many emotions that affect people in ways that nothing else can. These influences can create feelings that are revealed through expressions and actions. Shakespeare uses these aspects within his writing to create references to things outside of the work he has created in order to give the reader a deeper understanding of what the two “star crossed lovers” are feeling emotionally. He portrays the idea of love through the use of various allusions.
Destiny, Immaturity, and Arrogance in Romeo and Juliet In the world of Verona, there are two kids, one Capulet, one Montague. Fate brings the two together and they fall immensely in love, but their families’ everlasting quarrel holds them apart. Yet the lovers’ feelings are strong, and so is their will. Although Romeo and Juliet is a story of love, destiny, and fate, the animosity and arrogance of the families and the immaturity of Romeo and Juliet play a “lead role” in the calamity.
William Shakespeare wanted his audience to have a better understanding of the snap decisions made by his protagonist. In Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare writes the affair of two 1300s teens who fall in love amidst a centuries old feud between their families. The excerpt in scene 2 act 2 depicts the beginning of the end for the the lovers who make plans to defy both their families and run away together. Shakespeare wanted the reader to understand lovers in a forbidden scenario will most likely go forth with their relationship as an act of passion and rebellion. Juliet sighs from her balcony “‘O Romeo, O Romeo, deny thy father and refuse thy name”’( Romeo and Juliet 2.2.34).
William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," is a timeless story about forbidden love and mankind's desperation for romance, no matter how daunting or humiliating the task. Our two lovers, named Romeo and Juliet as the title presents, are restricted by fate, as they each persist to a rival family. They see past their archaic feud and become secretly wed. The couple, along with a friar, devise a plan to run away together and escape the grasp of their families horrid clash. The plan goes awry as word of the plan does not reach Romeo, and results in the death of both him and his beloved Juliet.
William Shakespeare's “Romeo and Juliet” is about, two young people falling in love two different rivaling households. Having faced the utmost odds, Romeo and Juliet fall in love upon first sight, and pursue each other. However, while trying to be together, they make some unfortunate decisions that ultimately lead to the tragic end. In the story
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. Romeo’s rebellion against society's expectations and his own family, the Montagues, is because of his love. His love of Rosaline is his first demonstration of defiance.
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.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare has toyed with the emotions of its audience members for centuries. The play’s main characters, Romeo and Juliet, love one another in spite of the feud between their families and later on, in the wallows of grief, each take their own life. While the characters both meet their end tragically, it was their choices that realistically led them down that path. The cause of the two “star-crossed lovers” final end is not due to fate or destiny, but by their own foolish hands.
William Shakespeare warns that love is closely followed by violence, and death, through the events of Romeo and Juliet 's sexual experience, and their death. Romeo and Juliet 's first sexual experience is closely followed by arguing and talking about death. This situation stresses Shakespeare’s lesson about how love is closely followed by violence. Love being followed by violence and death has been clearly shown in the middle of the play, after Romeo and Juliet have their first sexual experience.
Shakespeare uses repetition of allusion about Saint Francis, Jesus, and Mary to convey the idea that Friar Lawrence and Romeo have a relationship with friendship, love, and trust. Romeo went to Friar Lawrence’s cell to ask him if he would marry him and Juliet. Romeo arrived to the cell very cheerfully because he was with Juliet the night before. Friar Lawrence did not know about Romeo and Juliet’s love yet and was very shocked to hear
William Shakespeare is known for his tragic plays, which includes the highly talked about Romeo and Juliet. Romeo and Juliet follows two star crossed lovers who are forbidden to love one another, due to an ancient grudge between their families. The two families still have a strong hatred for each other due to stubbornness , which causes the love between Romeo and Juliet to be forbidden. This forbidden love between the two causes them to act impulsively and ultimately leads to their deaths. However, they are not to be held responsible for these impulsive actions, the obstinacy of the all the family members is.